Stars Above Waikoloa
Experience The Romance Of Astronomy
Hawaii has some of the clearest skies in the world thanks to its idyllic weather conditions and remote location. At this point, there are over 20 observatories scattered throughout Hawaii that allow astronomers to explore our galaxy and perform important research. If you are curious about astronomy, or just want to see some incredible views of the stars then this guided night time tour will be a fun and informative experience.
Use state of the art telescopes
View galaxies in deep space
Complimentary star maps and visual aids.
Guided by a professional Astronomer
Even if you have never been super interested in astronomy, this guided stargazing experience is sure to amaze you and give you views you would never be able to enjoy without a state of the art telescope. Focusing on a curated list of visually stunning space objects such as stars, star clusters, planets, nebulae and galaxies will open your mind to the mystery and romance of space. The equipment that will be used is a top of the line telescope that offers vision 1600x more powerful than the naked eye as well as an iPad containing star maps and powerful visual aids that will help you understand what you are looking at. All throughout the tour, you will be educated on various subjects related to astronomy including star lore, the history of astronomy, and how ancient Hawaiians harnessed the power of star navigation to travel great distances.
Stars Above Waikoloa At Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
|AdultsAge 12 years and above||$50.00|
|ChildrenAge 5-11 years old||$25.00|
|InfantsUnder 5 years old||FREE|
A complimentary star map
Use of a state of the art telescope
iPads for showing helpful visual aids
If you need to cancel your tour, please do so 72 hours prior to the tour starting for a full refund. If you are within 72 hours, there is no refund.
Celestron manufactures some of the best telescopes in the world, and the ones we will be using on this guided exploration of space offer a viewing range that is 1600x more powerful than the naked eye. Seeing images of these space objects online is nothing compared to viewing them in person. Using the best technology available, you will be able to see lightyears into the galaxy.
For guests who are staying in the Hilo area, you donʻt have to go far to see a lot of incredible sites. Huge waterfalls, amazing rainforest streams, many volcanoes, gorgeous black sand beaches and a quaint historical town await adventurers. This is a great area to explore with a private guide as there are a ton of stops you wont want to miss.
The astonomer who will be accompanying you and your fellow guests on this tour has decades of experience observing the starry night sky, which means they are much more familiar with the locations and orientation of different points of interest. Have no fear, even if you are new to stargazing or have never even used a telescope before there will be helpful visual aids such as high powered green laser pointers, a star map loaded via iPad, and of course the direction of your expert guide.