Supermoon at Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium


It’s expected to be the brightest Supermoon since 1948 and you have a great opportunity to see it thanks to our good friends over at the Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium.

Planetarium director, Mike Shanahan, joined us on Wake Up 2day to talk about the Supermoon, which refers to a full moon that occurs within one day of “perigee” – the moon’s closest approach to earth in its monthly orbit.

On the evening of November 13 through November 14, star-gazers will be treated to the second Supermoon of 2016 and the largest and brightest supermoon to occur in an 84-year stretch. Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium will offer special programming related to this phenomenal lunar event on Nov. 13 along with an opportunity to view the moon through the museum’s telescopes.Super Moon at Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium:

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016Program:

  • The Moon Show – 6 p.m.: Live planetarium show exploring the lunar phases and what constitutes a supermoon.
  • Supermoon Viewing – 7-8 p.m.: Explore the super moon and the night sky from Bishop Museum’s telescopes.
  • Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon – 8 p.m.: The entire classic album about the moon, set to lasers.


The Moon Show or Laser Pink Floyd:

$10 general, $7 children 4-12, $5 for museum membersDiscount for both shows:

$17 general, $12 children 4-12, $7 for museum members

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