mountain profile Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii

Maikalani
Advanced Technology Research Center

"Maikalani" literally means "from the heavens" but also has the cultural meaning "things we gain from the cosmos." The building serves as the main facility for the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy on Maui. The building includes laboratory workspace for microfabrication and advanced metrology and optical/infrared sensor development. It is strategically located approximately halfway between the Maui Research and Technology Park and the summit of Haleakala on a 1.98-acre site in Kulamalu Town Center.

The ATRC's provisions for optical testing with day or nighttime astronomical sources make this an ideal facility for remote sensing instrument development. With its high-bandwidth digital link to the summit and the Maui Research and Technology Park, the ATRC is a significant addition to the technology infrastructure of Maui and the state of Hawaii.