Archive for November, 2010

Visiting Mauna Kea

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Ed- Mauna Kea

Ed- Mauna Kea

 

Our son-in-law Ed, was visiting us in Hawaii, and here he is in front of one of the 13 telescopes located on the summit of Mauna Kea from 11 different countries. There are more telescopes located in one location here, than anywhere else on earth.

As you travel up Mauna Kea you come to the Information Center located at the 9,000 ft. level. Inside the center they have a small theater area where you can view films about many aspects of astronomy. Near dusk telescopes are set up out side the center and you have the opportunity  with the help of volunteers to focus on the beauty of the beautiful night sky from one of the premier locations on earth.                             

                                                                                                      

Mauna Kea Information cneter located at 9,000 ft. elevation

Mauna Kea Information cneter located at 9,000 ft. elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauty of the sunset at the summet of Mauna Kea is beyond words. So here’s a photo.

Mauna Kea Sunset

Mauna Kea Sunset

                                          

 

From our farm estate to the summit is a 2 1/2 hr. drive. Yes it takes some time, but we do have guests who want to use our central location as a base for seeing the island, who travel up to the summit from our farm.

There is so much to see and do here on the Big Island. If you are in to nature- the “real” stuff, not the Disneyland version of Hawaii- come visit us.