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Institute for Astronomy, Maui

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Haleakala Observatory is one of the most important observing sites in the world. Lying above the tropical inversion layer it experiences superb seeing conditions and dominant clear skies. The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has managed this site for over 4 decades as a location for conducting dedicated astrophysical experiments. In most cases these are programs that could not be conducted anywhere else on Earth. Currently we have partners from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Pan-STARRS consortium, Space Telescope Science Institute, Tohoku University in Japan, the Air Force and others working with us on the summit.


Next Public Event

Special events at the Mailalani Building in Pukalani


Haleakalā: Sense of Place

Film features:
Nainoa Thompson
Kumu Charles
Kahuluwehi Maxwell
Charles Kaupu
Hokulani Holt
Kaleikoa Ka’eo
Biologist Art Medeiros and others.

Music by:
Barry Flanagan
Gabby Pahunu
Kevin and Ikaika Brown

Sense Of Place Booklet

Download the booklet

Haleakala The Sacred House of the Sun, Oral History
Long Range Development & Management Plans