What's Coming Up!

May 10, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

May 17, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Jun 14, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jun 21, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Jul 12, 2014
6:00 pm
UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Stargazing with the UH Hilo Astrophysics Club

Jul 19, 2014
6:00 pm
Malalo o Ka Po Lani

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

Malalo o Ka Po Lani

Nov 21, 2009 6:00pm
Leilehua Yuen - "Makahiki!"

Makahiki!          

Leilehua Yuen   

Makahiki, the Hawaiian New Year, begins on November 18th in 2009.  The first day is always marked by the reappearance of the first sliver of new moon, or the Hilo Moon, after the Makali'i (or the Pleiades constellation) rises on the eastern horizon as the sun sets.  Join Leilehua Yuen as she takes us on the Makahiki trail in a journey of stories, chants, songs and hula.  Learn how the Hawaiian year was marked by the stars and the moon, and how to make a pu'olo of ti leaves to hold offerings or gifts for the holiday season.

 


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.
Learn More about our Stargazing Program »

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.
Details of Escorted Summit Tours »

Volunteer Program

Learn about astronomy and Mauna Kea as a volunteer. No experience required.
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