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Visiting Maunakea

 

 MAUNAKEA VISITOR STATION

 ****THE VISITOR INFORMATION STATION WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO WATER FROM 7AM TO 12PM, ON MONDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2019.  PROTABLE RESTROOMS WILL BE AVAILALBE IN THE LOWER DIRT PARKING LOT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE***

 

VISITOR STATION LIMITED PARKING AVAILABLITY

 

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open daily from 9am to 5pm.  Beginning on Monday, January 28th, 2019, there will be limited parking available at the Visitor Information Station between the hours of 7am and 3pm.  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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