Explorers of Mauna Kea

Audience: 5th Grade-Adult

Total Time: 90 minutes – includes planetarium show and a staff-led live sky tour.

Travel to the Big Island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is home to one of the world’s largest collection of astronomical telescopes. Astronomical explorers from all over the earth come to Mauna Kea to explore the universe. Against the backdrop of Hawaiian legend and lore, the show introduces you to several of today’s cutting edge astronomers, their instruments and recent discoveries relating to the expanding universe, comets and planets around other stars. Two live show segments demonstrate new telescope technology and the importance of location for astronomical research.