Stargazing at 13,796 feet

Maunakea is one of the most famous astronomical sites in the world and represents the efforts of 11 countries and 13 telescopes. Access to the top is open to visitors that are equipped with 4 x 4 vehicles or come as a part of a guided tour. Here, one is able to observe the night sky in its full glory as a result of minimal light pollution and clear sky. On the Big Island of Hawaii, the sky is so clear and black that even the faintest stars can be spotted. Be prepared to spot famous stars, star signs, and some planets.

Maunakea

Source: John Brecher / NBC News
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