Trek to a Star PartyBig Island

You won’t find celebrities at a Hawai‘i Island “STAR PARTY,” but having the Southern Cross, Jupiter, Saturn and the Great Andromeda Galaxy at your fingertips draws awe just as well.

A regular feature of the ONIZUKA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY VISITOR INFORMATION STATION, the stargazing program is held every evening from 6 10 p.m. It begins with an astronomy video, followed by a discussion focused on ASTRONOMY and MAUNA KEA, where the center is located. There, STATE-OF-THE-ART TELESCOPES and GUIDED TOURS to Mauna Kea’s summit are your passports to the stars.

It’s a good idea to call (808) 935-6268 for the latest weather conditions before making the trip. For more information about the Onizuka Center, call (808) 961-2180 or log on to

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures (808) 322-2366