Kama‘āina Observatory Experience 

**To register, you must be a Hawai’i resident who currently has a valid Hawai’i Drivers License or Hawai’i State ID. All registered participants must show their Hawaii ID cards at the beginning of the tour**

The Kama‘āina Observatory Experience, presented by Maunakea Observatories and ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, is a free monthly community event that seeks to inspire a passion for astronomy and an appreciation for the cultural and environmental future of Maunakea among Hawai‘i residents.
For the first time in the 50-year history of astronomy on Maunakea, the Kama‘āina Observatory Experience will provide local residents with an opportunity to visit the summit, see world-class telescopes, and learn about the mountain in a holistic manner.

The Kama‘āina Observatory Experience was introduced in October 2015 during a speech by President Barack Obama at the White House Astronomy Night in Washington, D.C.



2019 Tour Dates:


Unfortunately at this time the Kama‘āina Observatory Experience tours have been cancelled.  Please check back for updates.  Mahalo for your understanding.


Click here for Registration Information

For questions, please email imiloa.koe@hawaii.edu