“The KOE tours have been postponed in order to do our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Tours will be scheduled once the pandemic ends and it has been deemed safe. Please check back to this site from time to time for any updates. As a remainder, once KOE tours resume, they will continue to be restricted to Hawai’i residents. The Maunakea Visitor Information Station also remains closed due to Covid-19.”
**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.
DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19, ALL KOE TOURS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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