Experience Hawaii's natural history on a geologist-led exploration in Volcanoes National Park and search the sky for celestial objects as you gain unparalleled access to observatories and research facilities from the Big Island to Maui. 

2018 departures
Register interest Or call 855-330-1542
 Mauna Kea Observatory. Credit: Joseph DeMatteo  The night sky from Mauna Kea  Sunset at Mauna Kea Obsevatory  Landscape of Haleakala  Viewing center and observatory at Haleakala   Haleakala observatory  Volcanoes National Park, island of Hawaii

Astronomy in Hawaii

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Experience Hawaii's natural history on a geologist-led exploration in Volcanoes National Park and search the sky for celestial objects as you gain unparalleled access to observatories and research facilities from the Big Island to Maui. 

2018 departures

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

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Please call or ask us a question to register your interest for our 2018 departure. 

Explore the secrets of the Universe as well as the Earth forces and undersea world during this new, unique tour of Hawaii and Maui. Learn from experts as you look through powerful telescopes to the skies above, walk along the terrain of solidified magma at a volcano and a black sand beach, and take a whale-watching cruise in search of the impressive Humpbacks.. 

Highlights Include

  • Astronomy: Learn about distant planets, star clusters, and galaxies in a location of unmatched clarity for sky viewing. Travel to the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and enjoy special access at a renowned observatory, then stargaze through a powerful telescope. Later, trace the history of Hawaiian celestial navigation and the significance of astronomy at the Imiloa Astronomy Center. On Maui, visit another important observatory at the summit of Haleakala.
  • Geology and Natural History: Spend a day with a resident geologist on the Big Island exploring Kilauea Volcano National Park and learn about its ongoing volcanic activity. Plus, take a walk in the northern backcountry, known for its waterfalls and breathtaking views. And on Maui, explore the moon-like crater, endemic plants, and native birds at Haleakala National Park. 
  • Marine Biology: Watch for the impressive Humpback whale during prime viewing season, then following your cruise, tour the Maui Ocean Center. You’ll also see green sea turtles along a black sand beach on Hawaii.
  • Accommodations: Enjoy stays in three of the diverse environments that comprise Hawaii – two premier resorts, one in Wailea Maui and the other on the South Kohala coast, and a mountain lodge just outside Volcanoes National Park.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)