Mauna Kea is the tallest sea mountain in the world, offering unprecedented views of the heavens above. So get ready for some stargazing like you’ve never seen before.
Visiting Mauna Kea Observatories
Atop the island’s highest mountain, leading scientists from around the world have been conducting crucial research into the stars. Mauna Kea is crowned with multinational research facilities and observatories, studying the origins of the universe, and tracking unknown objects in the night sky. On a still awe-inspiring, but smaller scale, the Mauna Kea stargazing tour provides visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the island and the night sky from an unreal vantage point.
More than 11 countries, non-profit institutions, and scientific cooperatives have established, funded, and maintained 13 telescopes atop Mauna Kea.