The Universe Tonight

Jun 2, 2012 6:00pm
Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station


Saturday, June 2nd at 6:00PM


  Kim Brenton



Inspiring Future Generations

“The Power of Outreach”


Come join us at the Visitor Information Station, as Kim Brenton discusses the importance of outreach for the community. Currently, the volunteer coordinator at the VIS, Ms. Brenton has done an amazing job to get the local community involved in astronomy. She has put forth a great amount of energy to get children involved in science, as she knows education is vital for all ages, especially the youth. During her presentation, Kim will discuss the several outreach programs by which the VIS extends an appreciation of astronomy, Hawaiian culture and Mauna Kea to our community.



On the first Saturday of each month, the Visitor Information Station (VIS) hosts The Universe Tonight, a special presentation on the current research and discoveries occurring on Mauna Kea. The presentation begins at 6:00 PM and is followed by the regular evening stargazing program at the VIS.

The Universe Tonight typically features an astronomer from one of the observatories on Mauna Kea giving a presentation on recent observations and discoveries from their telescope. Observatories are on a rotating schedule. If you would like to know about upcoming presentations, please call the VIS at (808) 961-2180 during operational hours.

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.
Volunteer Positions at MKVIS »

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