Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station

Color Zone: Dark Gray
Is Camping Allowed? No
Entrance Fee? No
Description: There is a reason some of the biggest telescopes on Earth were built just up the road from here. High on the slopes of Mauna Kea, the skies are exceptionally clear and dark. The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station is located at 9,200 feet just before the paved road ends. It is about 45 minutes from Hilo and 70 minutes from Kailua-Kona. If you are used to seeing the stars from mid-latitudes, the sky will look different here closer to the equator.

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