VIS Volunteer Newsletter



This is where you can find the newest VIS Volunteer Newsletter, as well as older issues listed below. This newsletter is to help relay information regarding the volunteer program in terms of volunteering opportunities, current stargazing volunteer schedules, as well as star charts with information regarding the night sky for that month. The newsletter is currently released twice a month via email, every other week.

If you would like to receive the VIS Volunteer Newsletter and are not already on the mailing list, please email mkvisnews(at) with "ADD TO MAIL LIST" in the subject line and request to be added.


NOTE: The VIS Volunteer Newsletter webpage specifically, and the newsletters consequently, are currently best viewed with Mozilla Firefox.



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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