Mauna Kea Pictures
There is really no place on Earth quite like the summit of Mauna Kea - a special place for Hawaiian culture and for the science of astronomy. Here are some images that only begin to hint at the beauty of the majestic white mountain known as Mauna Kea.
Aerial view of summit region looking west
Star trailed time-lapse image of Keck I and NASA IRTF with Haleakala in the distance
Twin Keck domes, Subaru Telescope and a full moon over the shadow of Mauna Kea
A full moon shining through the projected shadow of Mauna Kea during sunrise
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope painted in pink by a dramatic sunset at the summit
Star trails over Gemini Observatory looking south with glow of Pu`u O`o in background
Star trails over the summit ridge looking north-east from Pu`u Poliahu
Lenticular clouds often form around Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa like this one
This Lenticular cloud appears to be swallowing up the twin Keck domes
This Lenticular cloud remained in place over 36 hours while summit winds roared
Winter wonderland view of Keck and Subaru from the NASA IRTF parking lot
Pohaku (stone) uprights located on the slopes of Mauna Kea near Keanakako`i
Debris pile of basalt chips outside an adze quarry where stone implements were made
Mauna Kea Silversword
Striations on rocky outcropping from ice age
Mauna Kea Links

Office of Mauna Kea Mgt
Hawaiian Protocol on MK
Mauna Kea Observatories
Telescope list
Mauna Kea Weather Center
Mauna Kea webcams
Mauna Kea summit map