Discover the wonders of the universe and marvel at Earth’s immense geological forces and the undersea world during this unique tour of the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Hawai’i.

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 Haleakala observatory  Viewing center and observatory at Haleakala   Landscape of Haleakala  Volcanoes National Park, island of Hawai'i  Bottlenose Dolphins  Green Sea Turtle  Plumeria  One of many scenic waterfalls in Hawai'i  Lava flow in Hawai'i

Astronomy and Natural Wonders of Hawai’i

9 days from $7,295

Discover the wonders of the universe and marvel at Earth’s immense geological forces and the undersea world during this unique tour of the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Hawai’i.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2021 Departure; Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2021 Departure; Apr 28 - May 6, 2022 Departure; Sep 21 - 29, 2022 Departure; Oct 19 - 27, 2022 Departure
Richard Wainscoat

Richard Wainscoat

Richard Wainscoat is an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. He grew up in Australia, studying physics at the University of Western Australia, then receiving his PhD in astronomy from the Australian National University. He was attracted to Hawaii by the excellent observatory sites on Mauna Kea and Haleakala, and the powerful telescopes that are located atop those mountains. He began his career by studying the structure of galaxies, then later switched fields to study Near-Earth Objects. Near-Earth Objects are asteroids and comets that come relatively close to Earth. Impacts from larger objects will have catastrophic consequences to life on Earth, so worldwide efforts are now being made to find any objects that may hit Earth in the future so that they can be deflected. He now leads the Near-Earth Object search program with the Pan-STARRS telescopes on Haleakala. Pan-STARRS is presently the leading discoverer of Near-Earth Objects, and also discovers more than half of all new comets. He is also a photographer and an astrophotographer.