See our Contact page for directions to OMKM offices.
The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is located just down the street from OMKM offices. ‘Imiloa, is a gathering place that advances the integration of science and indigenous culture with a world-class stereoscopic 3D planetarium, visitor center, and Sky Garden restaurant. It is open Tuesdays - Sundays (closed Mondays).
The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station (VIS) on Maunakea is open every day of the year from 12noon until 10PM at the 9,300 foot (2,800 meter) level. They provide health, safety, and other information about Maunakea, and hold free stargazing programs at the Visitor Station every night. Visit their website for more information about upcoming outreach events and their Saturday program schedule.
Please view the public safety page before going up to Maunakea to understand the risks associated with high elevation. The Maunakea: Heritage and Natural Resources Guide shares additional information about Maunakea.
For Visiting Scientists:
Be sure to coordinate your visit through your sponsoring organization (observatory). Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services (MKSS) is a service organization that operates under the direction of the Maunakea Observatories Oversight Committee and provides logistical support services to all Maunakea observatories, and operates and maintains the mid-level facilities at Halepōhaku. Driving time from most UH Hilo observatory offices to mid-level facilities at Halepōhaku is approximately 45 minutes (map).
Experience University of Hawaiʻi managed lands on Maunakea from anywhere with this flyover 3D-perspective animation.