About Stars Above Hawaii
Stars Above Hawaii is an exciting astronomical and educational entertainment (“edu-tainment”) program that is provided to people of all ages from all over the world through its star shows held at the Aulani - Disney Resort & Spa, J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, and Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club Vacation Club Timeshare, all located within the Ko Olina Resort on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. At Stars Above Hawaii each star explorer (you) has the opportunity to view stars, star clusters, planets, galaxies and nebulae through the use of hand-held astronomical GPS devices, giant binoculars, and very large computerized telescopes. With your host you will see stars shine like sparkling diamonds in the sky, learn astronomy and take the Polynesian star line laser light tour. Your host is an Ambassador with the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program, a Council Member with the Friends of the University of Hawaii - Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and a Member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, bringing the most up to date and exciting information known about the universe to the Stars Above Hawaii with a focus on Polynesian star voyaging navigation story telling and Hawaii astronomy.
As you take a mini-vacation into space exploration, you will travel through the universe light years back in time through the life cycle of the stars from stellar nurseries, to newborn baby stars, to multiple colorful star systems where couples stay together ”forever,” to supernova remnants, and into other galaxies. You will see mountain ranges and inside the craters of the Moon, Jupiter’s swirling clouds in color and its moons, as well as Saturn and its rings and moons up close, amongst many other treasures in the night sky. Whether you wish to explore the stars in wonder and amazement, or romance under the stars starry eyed with your loved one, each star show is tailored to the attendees, with the star names spoken in Hawaiian, English, Japanese, and so on, highlighting each cultures mythological understanding of the constellations and legends of the night sky.
Guests have included NASA employees, scientists, engineers, and the general public from children to newly wedded honeymooners to retirees. Reviews have all been outstandingly positive!
Stars Above Hawaii is a privately held company of Ola Mana Ohana, LLC - a local family owned business in Hawaii with global reach. Ola Mana Ohana means “Inner Strength of the Working Family.” Stars Above Hawaii is also an active community supporter of various nonprofit organizations and charities, such as the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Pacific Aviation Museum, Manoa Valley Theater, Hawaii Opera Theater, the Boys and Girl Scouts of America, the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. As a proud supporter of the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program, the University of Hawaii - Institute for Astronomy (IfA), the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society in the advancement of knowledge about the universe we live in and for the betterment of all humanity in that understanding. It is through the support of others that Stars Above Hawaii is able to shine its guiding light to all those who seek its lighthouse in the darkness of the stellar night.
We can be reached at:
Direct Mail: 92-1479 G Aliinui Drive, Ko Olina, Hawaii 96707-2244