Welcome to Maui Stargazing!

Are you ready for Maui's ultimate science-based activity that is fun for all ages? Start with a breathtaking sunset at the summit of Haleakala, Maui's 10,000' dormant volcano. Before darkness settles, we move to a family-friendly observing site for a fascinating laser-guided tour of the constellations and unparalleled views in the field setting. You will be treated to telescope views of the visible planets and deep sky objects of the Milky Way, including nebulae, star clusters and the galaxies beyond through a 12-inch aperture Dobsonian telescope! Maui Stargazing supplies all the necessary warm clothing to keep guests comfortable throughout the stargazing session.  

Your 4-Hour Tour Includes:

  • Exclusive: the only English-Speaking Astronomy Tour at Haleakala National Park
  • Sunset at Haleakala Summit
  • Expert astronomy guide
  • Laser-guided survey of the constellations 
  • Largest portable telescope on Haleakala! 
  • 60 to 90 minutes of telescope time
  • See best views of deep-space objects in the field
  • Winter jackets, fleece hats and gloves
  • Insulated snow pants in your size!        
  • Hot beverages and assorted snacks
  • Family-friendly observing site: restrooms, paved surfaces.
  • Group size limited to 11 people

WHY CHOOSE MAUI STARGAZING?


Top 10 Things To Do On Haleakala

  • Science based & professional staff
  • Observe the most deep sky objects
  • Best views in field setting
  • Largest portable telescope on Haleakala
  • Family friendly observing sites
  • Hot tea, coffee, cocoa and snacks
  • Warmest winter gear: snowboarding pants, winter jackets, and polar fleece hats & gloves in the widest array of sizes: Toddlers to 4-XL.
  • Comfortable safe ride in the new Sprinter van!

Please note: We have started transporting guests from the Kula Lodge in our 2017 Mercedes Sprinter!

Where We Meet

We’ll meet at the Kula Lodge at 15200 Haleakala Hwy, Route 377 in Kula, approximately 2 hours before sunset. There, you’ll receive outerwear, an orientation on the evening's observing plan, and sign the National Park's waiver. Please park in the street level parking lot by the yellow flags, then board Maui Stargazing's new Sprinter passenger for the trip to Haleakala summit.


Tour Tips 

  • No scuba diving within 24 hours of your tour to avoid decompression sickness. (It's okay to snorkel/swim)
  • Dress warmly (long pants, long sleeve shirt, closed shoes, thick socks above the ankle).
  • Eat a late lunch or early dinner or bring your meal to store in our cooler.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, wide brim hat, camera, tripod.
  • Reserve as early as possible as tours fill up.
  • Wait for instruction before touching the telescope.
  • No eating or drinking in the van.
  • Best to remove shoes and be seated while putting on and taking off snow pants.