Kama‘āina Observatory Experience 

**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.

Click here for Registration Information

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