What's Coming Up!

Dec 20, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Different speakers from the community speak about Mauna O Wakea from a cultural perspective

Jan 3, 2015
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

Jan 10, 2015
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jan 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Different speakers from the community speak about Mauna O Wakea from a cultural perspective

Feb 7, 2015
6:00 pm
The Universe Tonight

Institute for Astronomy

Feb 14, 2015
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

 

Malalo o Ka Po Lani

May 16, 2009 6:00pm
Manny Mattos - Dry Land Forest Advocate

Manny Mattos, Native Dry Land Forest Advocate

    

Come join local craftsman Manny Mattos as he explores the importance of the native dry land forests of this island and their preservation, and shares proper protocol when in these sacred areas.  A longtime kalai la'au, he will share his mana'o on the native hardwoods and his practice of recreating the warrior weapons of this place. 

 

Manny Mattos was born and raised in Hawai'i.  A retired policeman, he now dedicates much of his time to the study and preservation of the native Hawaiian dry land forests.  Holding a permit from Department of Land and Natural Resources to harvest already non-living native woods, he uses his talent as a kalai la'au to re-create ancient Hawaiian warrior weapons.  These historical pieces serve as good educational tools for groups throughout the islands to learn about these precious native woods, and the importance of preserving and restoring the native dry land forest.


Free Nightly Stargazing

FREE Nightly Stargazing & Star Tours

Open to everyone! Every night of the year from 6pm - 10pm MKVIS conducts star tours and operates several telescopes for public viewing by our knowledgeable guides.
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Escorted Summit Tours

Every Sat. & Sun. Bring your 4WD vehicle and join our free summit tour caravan. Tours will go into at least one of the observatories.
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