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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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Michael H

August 2016

 From the top of Mauna Kea, this is the mountain's shadow falling on the clouds below. , Michael H - August 2016

Mauna Kea summit shadow.

From the top of Mauna Kea, this is the mountain's shadow falling on the clouds below.

Michael H

August 2016

 From the summit of Mauna Kea with the sun going down. Edwin did an awesome job! , Michael H - August 2016

Mauna Kea near sunset.

From the summit of Mauna Kea with the sun going down. Edwin did an awesome job!

Florence R

August 2016

 Cloudy Sunset , Florence R - August 2016

Mauna Kea Summit

Cloudy Sunset

Andy L

August 2016

 Watching the sunset at Mauna Kea Summit , Andy L - August 2016

Sunset

Watching the sunset at Mauna Kea Summit

Andy L

August 2016

 Telescopes at Mauna Kea Summit , Andy L - August 2016

Telescopes

Telescopes at Mauna Kea Summit

Jennifer N

August 2016

 My husband and I posing before climbing one of the bridges to a zipline platform , Jennifer N - August 2016

Zipline Bridge

My husband and I posing before climbing one of the bridges to a zipline platform

Melissa B

July 2016

 View from the biplane. , Melissa B - July 2016

Waterfall

View from the biplane.

Melissa B

July 2016

 Post flight selfie! , Melissa B - July 2016

In the Helicopter

Post flight selfie!

Melissa B

July 2016

 I was pretty nervous, but not by the end of the flight! , Melissa B - July 2016

In the Helicopter

I was pretty nervous, but not by the end of the flight!

Graham C

May 2016

 us at the top feeling rather cold! , Graham C - May 2016

At the summit

us at the top feeling rather cold!

Graham C

May 2016

 spectacular but cold! , Graham C - May 2016

observatory at summit

spectacular but cold!

Graham C

May 2016

 Aide from the volcano we also took in some spectacular waterfalls which are not accessible other than from the air. , Graham C - May 2016

Waterfalls

Aide from the volcano we also took in some spectacular waterfalls which are not accessible other than from the air.

Graham C

May 2016

 Great view of lava , Graham C - May 2016

Over a volcano

Great view of lava

Graham C

May 2016

 Us, the pilot and the helicopter , Graham C - May 2016

Post tour

Us, the pilot and the helicopter

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