Mauna Kea Excursion
Sunset and Stargazing on Mauna Kea
January 19 or 24, 2011 (3:00pm-10:30pm)
Visit one of the tallest volcanos in Hawaii (13,792ft) where the Gemini Astronomy Observatory is located — an incredible sunset and, weather permitting, a fabulous opportunity to observe Uranus and Jupiter move on the Aries point through volunteer’s telescopes!This is a powerful and sacred location to connect with higher dimensions...or simply explore the lunar type landscape topping the island...the world!
Consider that snow is possible this time of year - bring adequate clothing.
Both dates for the Mauna Kea excursion are now SOLD OUT! Unfortunately, large groups are not allowed on location.
Those of you who are still interested to get to the telescopes and view Jupiter and Uranus, can do so with a rental car. There are two stations: the first station is a visitor center where volunteers bring huge telescopes that allow the viewing of planets and other celestial phenomena. Access is relatively easy.The second station is about 5 miles up from the visitor center where the Gemini observatory is located and where the magnificent lunar landscape is located. These 5 miles are a bad condition dirt road, and require a 4X wheel drive. Most rental car agencies do not allow cars to be driven on that section. You may go at your own risk (many do), but you do risk a flat tire. Also note that if you do drive up on your own, there are no gas stations in the area, and so make sure you have a full tank upon departure.
Original price: $150 (includes 4 wheel drive vehicle + sandwich + tour)