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Audiences are taken back 6,000 years to the land of ancient Egypt and the starsacross its desert skies.

The Imaginarium’s multi-media show reenacts the mythological creation of the Egyptian universe and discusses the celestial connections of the many pyramids that stand sentinel to its ancient history.

Learn how the Sun, Orion and the ancient Pole Star were used to align Egypt’s monumental temples and pyramids. Journey through this ancient culture to see the earliest calendar ever devised, based on the rising of the star Sirius and its ability to predict the annual flooding of the Nile River. 

“Stars of the Pharaohs,” originally produced by the Buhl Planetarium, has been modified by the Imaginarium to include visually rich graphics.

Produced by Buhl Planetarium (James Hughes & Dan Malerbo); remastered by Hōkūlani Imaginarium (Joseph Ciotti)

Narrated by Don Wadsworth

Runtime: 30 min

Audience: suitable for grades 3 and up

Educational Standards

Stars of the Pharaohs was made possible by the generous donation of the WCCAmbassadors in memory of Tom Masterson.