Visit the otherworldly dormant volcano Haleakala in a unique way with world-class stargazing after a stunning sunset with views of Maui, its nearby islands, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Low light pollution and an elevation of around 10,000 feet (usually above the clouds) create generally excellent conditions for viewing stars, constellations, planets, our moon, and deep space objects.
On this intimate tour with only 2-11 people, you will come away with a new appreciation for Maui and the Universe. With over two decades of astronomy experience, founder of the Maui Astronomy Club, and recipient of 2 NASA grants while working with Boeing Aerospace, your guide will describe the many features of the beautiful night sky which you will view with a high-powered telescope, binoculars, and your naked eye (with the guidance of her laser pointer). She will also enlighten you about the special connection between ancient Hawaiian culture and the night sky. You will be kept warm with coats, hats, face covers, gloves, hand warmers, and blankets, nourished with organic snacks and water, and will also receive a star map and chairs & mats for sitting/lying on. Please note that tour participants are responsible for their own transportation, and they should wear pants, socks, and shoes.
BOOKING TIP: Weather sometimes cancels the tour. It is highly recommended you book the earliest possible date during your trip so you have a better chance of being able to reschedule.