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Address: Mauna Kea Access Rd, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
Phone Number:
18089612180
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At 9,000 feet, this observatory offers magnificent views.

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Starry starry night show!!

We went up to this observation area (9000' level) during the day and stayed until dark to look through the telescopes and do some star/ constellation gazing. They put on a good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SALS-eh
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up to this observation area (9000' level) during the day and stayed until dark to look through the telescopes and do some star/ constellation gazing. They put on a good star gazing talk and the complex had some displays, a movie and a gift shop to enjoy while waiting. Make sure you bring a fleecy for the evening,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Truly one of the highlights of our trip. No matter where you live in the world you will not see as many objects in the night sky as you will here. The staff are extremely informative and super eager to share their knowledge. Truly, they are passionate about their work. The telescopes are powerful - I saw the clouds on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

This was the highlight of my week-long visit to the Big Island. The visitors' Centre knowledgeable staff, awesome telescopes and an incredible night sky will be etched in your memory.

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