**To register, you must be a Hawaii’i resident who currently has a valid Hawaii’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.
2017 Tour Dates:
December 9 – Keck and Submillimeter Array (SMA)
2018 Tour Dates:
January 20th- Filled due to the cancellation of the November 18 tour – Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini
February 17th- Subaru and East Asian Observatory
March 17th- Keck and NASA Infrared Telescope Facility
April 21st- Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini
May 19th- Subaru and East Asian Observatory
June 16th- Keck and Submillimeter Array
July 21st- Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini
August 18th- Subaru and East Asian Observatory
September 15th- Keck and NASA Infrared Telescope Facility
October 20th- Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini
November 17th- Subaru and East Asian Observatory
December 8th (second Sat)- Keck and Submillimeter Array
Reservations are required and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The maximum group size per reservation is 2 people. All must be Hawai‘i residents.
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