Tag: Mauna Kea

Maui Observatory: Counting the Stars at Haleakala’s Science City

Hawaii telescopes and observatories provide scientists with some of the keenest galactic eyes on the planet. While you’re vacationing on the island below, scientists at the Maui Observatory are making discoveries that could impact the entire universe.  Where is the Maui Observatory? The Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory is located at the summit of Haleakala, a […]

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Waimea, Hawaii Island – Cowboy Country

At an elevation of a half-mile above sea level (2,667 feet), Island is somewhere between heaven and earth. It’s vast, rolling pastures and stands of whispering ironwood pines are unlike any other landscape on the “Big Island”. is steeped in native Hawaiian history and culture and a cowboy, or “” tradition that dates back to […]

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How to See a Volcano in Hawaii

Many visitors wonder if they’ll see a Volcano in Hawaii or how volcanoes influence the islands’ geography.  Volcanoes created each of the Hawaiian Islands, and the history behind them is quite fascinating. My curiosity about the islands I live on led me to research how and why these islands formed. It’s pretty amazing to think […]

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Mauna Kea’s Summit: Know Before You Go!

On a recent trip to the Big Island, some friends convinced me to make the perilous trek to the summit of Mauna Kea. I was more than a little apprehensive about it, but never having done it before, I figured I’d suppress my fears and go along. It’s always been on my bucket list, which […]

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The Tallest Hawaiian Mountain is the Tallest in the World

As you ascend to the tallest Hawaiian mountain, you’ll actually be climbing the tallest mountain in the world! Let’s talk about Mauna Kea, and other Hawaiian mountains that are technically taller than Everest.  Mauna Kea: Hawaii Island’s Tallest Mountain When we think of the world’s tallest mountain, you’ll likely envision Mount Everest. At 29,035 feet, […]

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