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Mauna Kea Observatories, Island of Hawaii
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  • It is a great tour of the 4000 m peaks in the car. We went with 72-year-old mother and family. Starting to climb but it was raining in the underworld, onizuka visiter center in about an hour. Already up to 2800 m. 慣rashimasu the body here. Cassegrain telescope to see the Sun, Himalaya and a slight but not silver sword grass looks. But lots of souvenirs here buy souvenirs. In addition to go up the Hill. Is finally not 4 x 4 vehicles and not area. If you go by car, with the 4 x 4. Come see Subaru of Japan and University Astronomical Observatory. It is 4,000 m. To see the sunset. But I feel the intense oxygen-thin altitude sickness could become. And intense cold. Rapidly becomes dark will meet the starry sky. Milky way observation becomes an unforgettable experience. But in the intense cold. You can experience four seasons in one day. I joined the tour. Explanation of the star and was very informative. Commentary-star Guide at the onizuka Center on the other hand though thanks for the tour and cannot participate in it. That looks like fun.
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  • Must do! Not for children. Need 4 wheel drive to drive to top. Freezing cold, prepare. Stop at visitor's center and head to top arriving 30 min before sunset. Hydrate. 
  • Unfortunately, even with hurricane watches Madeline and Lester we did not call the observatory to get the weather. We believed the tour company saying " it is suppose to be fine" . We checked out the ...  more »
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  • Breath taking! Literally top of the mountain is hard to breath. But once acclimated the most astonishing stars you will ever witness with the naked eye. They got scopes but the eye could take more in. Dress warm no beach clothing. Trust me bad idea lol!
  • Bring a jacket! Worth the drive.