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Visiting Maunakea

 

 MAUNAKEA VISITOR STATION

 *The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open daily from 8am to 3:00pm, with extremely limited parking available.  Please drive carefully and be aware of parking support personnel.

 

VISITOR STATION LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLITY

 

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open daily from 8am to 3pm, with extremely limited parking available.  Please drive carefully and be aware of parking support personnel.

Maunakea's altitude and isolation in the middle of the Pacific ocean make it an ideal location for astronomical observation. Currently there are 13 independent multi-national astronomical research facilities located on the summit. While the summit is open to the public, the summit telescope facilities are CLOSED to visitors. Visitors will frequently ascend the summit during the day or to watch the sunset, then return to the Maunakea Visitor Information Station to view the stars. The Visitor Information Station also hosts Saturday afternoon presentations on astronomy and culture. Browse this section to learn what you can experience and expect on your visit to Maunakea!

 


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