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To see the stars just a little closer, head up to the Maunakea Visitor Information Station. Views both celestial and terrestrial are sensational. The free, public star-gazing program from 6 -10pm is usually crowded and parking is scarce. Be patient and arrive early. A solar telescope is available for viewing the sun during the day, and there are interactive exhibits, a bookstore, and snack shop. Temperatures dip quite a bit at night, so bring a jacket. Be aware of altitude sickness. 9,200-feet of elevation can make people dizzy. Simply go back down if you feel unwell.

177 Makaala Street
Hilo, HI
(808) 961-2180
ifa.hawaii.edu

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