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Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

Whether you’re a budding astrophysicist or just a fan of Big Bang Theory, take the opportunity while you’re on the Big Island to visit the Mauna Kea Summit and Observatory. At a lofty height of 13,796 ft (4,138 m) Mauna Kea is Hawaii's tallest ... 

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David B Australia

May 2015

 Sunset seen from the top of Mauna Kea. , David B - May 2015

Sunset

Sunset seen from the top of Mauna Kea.

Julie K

January 2015

 View from the observation deck at the Jaggar Museum. , Julie K - January 2015

Kilauea Caldera at Sunset

View from the observation deck at the Jaggar Museum.

Julie K

January 2015

 From the Blue Hawaiian helicopter , Julie K - January 2015

Vent from Kilauea Volcano

From the Blue Hawaiian helicopter

Julie K

January 2015

 The view from the helicopter , Julie K - January 2015

Ven of the Kilauea Volcano

The view from the helicopter

Julie K

January 2015

 The crew takes the family picture at the end of the tour! , Julie K - January 2015

The Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour!

The crew takes the family picture at the end of the tour!

Julie K

January 2015

 Allyson, totally relaxed, as she zips past this gorgeous waterfall! , Julie K - January 2015

Zipline Through Paradise! Really!

Allyson, totally relaxed, as she zips past this gorgeous waterfall!

Kerry M

December 2014

 Mt. Kilueau - The Big Island, Hawaii , Kerry M - December 2014

Motlen Lava

Mt. Kilueau - The Big Island, Hawaii

Gerhard A. F

December 2014

 Vacation fun! Deeds of real delight...are readily and gladly done....:-) , Gerhard A. F - December 2014

Gerhard and Marianne Fuerst...this time in Alaska...:-)

Vacation fun! Deeds of real delight...are readily and gladly done....:-)

Robert W

November 2014

 They get your size and furnish you with a parka to wear, as it gets very cold when the sun goes down , Robert W - November 2014

Parkas included

They get your size and furnish you with a parka to wear, as it gets very cold when the sun goes down

Robert W

November 2014

 Not open to the public, but there are several on top of the mountain. , Robert W - November 2014

Observatory

Not open to the public, but there are several on top of the mountain.

Robert W

November 2014

 They used a small bus to take us to the top. I like the idea of small groups , Robert W - November 2014

Transportation

They used a small bus to take us to the top. I like the idea of small groups

Anonymous

August 2014

The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. - August 2014

Sunset at Mauna Kea

The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.

Anonymous

August 2014

Don't forget to bundle up - it gets REALLY cold! - August 2014

Mauna Kea

Don't forget to bundle up - it gets REALLY cold!

Anonymous

August 2014

As the sun starts to set - August 2014

On the top of Mauna Kea

As the sun starts to set

Amy H

July 2014

 Northeastern coastline , Amy H - July 2014

North eastern coastline

Northeastern coastline

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