Sunset & Stargazing Tour

5 Hours

Adult (Ages 16+)
$170
Child (Ages 15 and under)
$158

Are you ready for Maui's ultimate science-based activity that is fun for ages 4-94?

Maui Stargazing Tour Details
Duration: 5 Hours

Join Maui Stargazing for a stunning sunset at Haleakala Summit followed by a science-based, 60-minute guided telescope tour of the cosmos. Observe the most deep-sky objects through the largest portable telescope on Haleakala. See 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. Stay warm in our winter jackets and snowboard pants in children’s sizes to adult 4-XL.


Your Astronomy Tour at Haleakala Includes

  • Sunset in the summit district of Haleakala National Park
  • Expert astronomy guide
  • Laser-guided survey of the constellations
  • Largest portable telescope on Haleakala!
  • 60 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 with restrooms and paved surfaces.
  • Group size limited to 11 people

Where We Meet

We meet at the Kula Lodge at 15200 Haleakala Hwy, Route 377 in Kula, approximately 2.5 hours before sunset. Please park in the street level parking lot by the yellow and purple flags, then board Maui Stargazing’s Sprinter passenger van for the trip to Haleakala summit.

Call or text (808) 298-8254 to check in at noon on the day of your tour. If you are late to the meeting location, the tour will leave without you.


Maui Tour Tips

  • No scuba diving within 24 hours before your tour date to avoid decompression sickness. (It’s okay to snorkel/swim)
  • Dress warmly (long pants, long sleeve shirt, closed shoes, and thick socks above the ankle).
  • Eat a late lunch or early dinner or bring your meal to enjoy over sunset.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, wide brim hat, camera, and a tripod.
  • Reserve as early as possible as our stargazing tours fill up.
  • Wait for instructions before touching the telescope.
  • No eating or drinking in the van except water.
  • Please remove shoes and be seated while putting on and taking off snow pants.
  •  Guests who are prone to motion sickness, please hydrate and consider taking an over-the-counter, non-drowsy motion sickness remedy and use pressure point wrist bands.
  • Due to high elevation, this tour is not recommended for those with heart, respiratory, or circulatory conditions, or people in generally poor health.
  • Maui Stargazing tours are not appropriate for those with pacemakers, wheel chairs or oxygen tanks.
  • Pregnant women should consult their physician.
  • Minimum age for this tour is 4 years or 40 pounds. Parents of children weighing 40-85 pounds and under 4’9” need to bring a booster seat according to Hawaii State law.

 

  • Chevron down Fine Print
    • All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with Maui Stargazing LLC or its officers.
    • Meeting time is 2.5 hours before sunset.  If you are late you forfeit your spot on the astronomy tour at Haleakala National Park and the right to reschedule or receive a refund.
    •  If you need to cancel, please notify Maui Stargazing via email at [email protected] as soon as possible so that others may reserve their spot on the tour.
    • No refunds for no shows or cancellations within 72 hours of check in time.
    • Changes to reservations are not permitted within 72 hours prior to the scheduled check-in.
    • Maui Stargazing LLC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a tour at the discretion of the management.
    • Observing locations and equipment can be subject to change without notice.
    •  Not all tours are conducted under perfectly clear skies. If bad weather prevents telescope observation you will receive a 25% refund.
    • Maui Stargazing utilizes the largest portable telescope on Haleakala, which offers the best views in the field setting. The objects will not appear as they do in the Hubble Space Telescope or photographs.
    • By purchasing your stargazing tour you agree to these terms.
  • Chevron down Live Summit Webcams, Current Weather, Satellite Imagery
  • Faulkes Telescope North – Live Summit Webcam

    http://132.160.98.225/view/view.shtml

    PanStarrs II – Live Summit Webcam

    http://kopiko.ifa.hawaii.edu/cams/ps1.shtml

    NOAA Summit Five Day Forecast

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-156.25240&lat=20.70949#.VVDqsPlVhBc

    Weather Instruments at Summit…Current wind speed and temperatures

    http://kopiko.ifa.hawaii.edu/weather/

    Animated Satellite Imagery

    About Haleakala Observatories

  • Chevron down Observing Links
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    J. Watumull Planetarium

    Astronomy Highlights 2016