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Enjoy the Sunset – Stay for Stargazing

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Adult Ages 16+
Children Ages 15 & Under

Sunset followed by Stargazing at Haleakala National Park

Join Maui Stargazing for a stunning sunset in the summit district of Haleakala National Park 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 on up to adult size 4-XL.

Your Astronomy Tour Includes

  • Sunset in Haleakala National Park
  • Expert astronomer
  • Guided survey of the constellations
  • Largest portable telescope on Haleakala
  • 60 to 90 minutes of telescope time
  • See the best views of deep-space objects in the field setting
  • Winter jackets, fleece hats and gloves
  • Insulated snow pants in your size
  • Family-friendly observing site with restrooms and paved surfaces
  • Your astronomer will send a text message the morning of your tour with the meeting time and location. Park and board our Mercedes Sprinter for your astronomy excursion
  • Meeting locations vary between:
    • Kulamalu Plaza: 55 Kiopa’a St., Makawao, HI 96768
    • Kula Lodge and Marketplace: 15200 Haleakala Highway, Kula, HI 96790
  • Arrive early to order your food

Tour Tips

Guests bring their own dinner and beverages. Space is limited so no coolers or ice cubes please.

Dress as warmly as possible. Bring closed shoes or boots with thick socks, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt, fleece hoodie or sweatshirt. Maui Stargazing supplies winter outerwear, including snowboarding pants, heavy winter coats, hats and gloves, but you still need the layers described above.

Bring water, and optional: sunglasses, sunscreen, wide brim hat, camera, and a tripod.

Wear your contact lenses or prescription glasses for distance for telescope observing.

Guests who are prone to motion sickness, please hydrate and consider taking an over-the-counter, non-drowsy motion sickness remedy and using pressure point wrist bands.