Kama‘āina Observatory Experience 

**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.

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For questions, please email KOE@Imiloahawaii.org.