(From left to right; top to bottom: Composite image of comet Hyakutake & Mauna Kea by Magrath & Hoffman, Meteor by David Nunuk, Dome of CFHT telescope, Mauna Kea, at sunset by David Nunuk and Observatories at Mauna Kea, Hawaii by David Nunuk)
Mauna Kea Summit Tour by Robert's Hawaii
The Mauna Kea Summit Tour takes you to teh Ellison Onizuka Visitor Information Station at 9,200 feet where knowledgable guides will assist you with reading charts and operating telescopes for you to view the universe. After dinner, you will continue to the top of Mauna Kea for a spectacular sunset and a tour of the giant telescopes. Tour includes hot beverages, boxed dinner, snacks and use of telescopes and jackets.
** Minimum 8 people
** No children under age 16.
Time: 7 hours
Mauna Kea Stargazing Tour by Jack's Tours
Scientists believe that Mauna Kea is the best place in the world to observe the night sky and have been strategically placing the world's finest telescopes here for years. Passengers are encouraged to wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Boxed dinner, hot tea, bottled water, light snack, telescope, use of jackets and gloves are provided. Pick-up times range from 3:00 p.m. to 5.25 p.m. and drop-off times are between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., depending on the season.
Duration: 7-8 hours
** Only Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.