**Must be a Hawaii resident and show your Hawaii state ID card or Hawaii drivers license prior to 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:
January 21 – Gemini Observatory and Canada France Hawaii Telescope (make-up for December’s cancelled tour due to weather)
February 18 – NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) and Subaru Telescope
March 18 – Keck and East Asian Observatory (EAO)
April 15 – Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini Observatory
May 20 – East Asian Observatory (EAO) and Subaru Telescope
June 17 – Gemini Observatory and Submillimeter Array (SMA)
July 15 – Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Keck
August 19 – East Asian Observatory (EAO) and Subaru Telescope
September 16 – Keck and NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF)
October 21 – Canada France Hawaii Telescope and Gemini Observatory
November 18 – East Asian Observatory (EAO) and Subaru Telescope
December 9 – Keck and Submillimeter Array (SMA)
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.
For questions, please email KOE@Imiloahawaii.org.