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Maui Stargazing

15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula Lodge, Kula, Maui, HI 96790-8007
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Jan is the best kind of guide, someone who wants to share her love of star gazing and the benefit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SNE8808
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Ottawa, Canada
Everything we hoped for, and more!

Our family of 6 was anticipating this experience for months. It did not disappoint! Wow! The views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glenn A
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Maui Stargazing offers sunset and stargazing tours within Haleakala National Park for a science-based telescope adventure. We meet at the Kula Lodge and you hop aboard our luxury Mercedes Sprinter passenger van for the ultimate, off-the-grid visitor activity on Maui - and it's fun for all ages! Haleakala is among the best places on Planet Earth to observe celestial objects! At the 10,000 foot elevation, Haleakala Summit reaches above the clouds and is well away from light-polluted resorts. Learn the wonders of the night sky from an astronomy expert. We use the largest portable telescope on Maui, a 12-inch aperture Dobsonian, allowing the best views of deep sky objects including the visible planets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. We supply all the warm outerwear you will need to stay warm, as well as hot beverages and snacks. Observing sites offer restrooms and shelter from wind.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula Lodge, Kula, Maui, HI 96790-8007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jan is the best kind of guide, someone who wants to share her love of star gazing and the benefit of her knowledge. We went in February, the wind chill was brutal but we were all cozy in the gear provided by Jan. She came...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 6 was anticipating this experience for months. It did not disappoint! Wow! The views were spectacular at the summit, but that was just the beginning. The opportunity to see stars and planets with Jan has been the highlight of our visit to...More

Thank Glenn A
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Glenn and Carrie, Liz and John, and Rachel and Brad! It was a true delight to meeting you and share the stars! I hope you’ll join Maui Stargazing on a future trip to Maui. Mahalo Jan

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing night with Jan on top of the volcano in Maui. Not only the stargazing, but also the sunset was a must see. Jan took us off to a secluded spot to avoid the crowds trying to see the sunset which was...More

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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review Sam! I try to design the tour so that it is safe and comfortable while including as many deep space objects through the telescope as possible! Please join us again on a future Maui visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sky looked so different from what I know back home. We had a very romantic and inspirational time with Jan who shared so much about the stars and formings with us. This was next to our helicopter flight the most fascinating activity we did...More

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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Pete for the positive review. Maui Stargazing works to ensure each tour is fun and memorable. Please join us again when you return to Maui!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The star tour was amazing. Jan’s knowledge of the sky and the night’s objects made it entertaining and informative. The big plus is Jan’s personality which goes beyond down right personable to friendly and she treated us as individuals right to knowing our names. Best...More

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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Steve and Amy It’s nice to be appreciated and I certainly appreciate guests who are as nice as you! Mahalo! Jan

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jan did an outstanding job of guiding our group. Her knowledge of practical astronomy is great and she enthusiastically and coherently worked her way through a brilliant night sky. Her telescope worked well and the small size of the group (11 people in our case)...More

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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo for your positive feedback!

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Jan is a knowledgeable and informative hostess. She is enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge and love of the stars. There is no better place to see the heavens than Haleakala. Jan makes every effort to keep her guests warm, comfortable and engaged. Her warm ski-wear...More

3  Thank aecdeconte
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks! We do aim to please!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We had scheduled with Jan for a date where she later found the weather would not cooperate with us, so to accommodate us she went above and beyond the call to reschedule so that we could experience her program. The treat of the entire evening...More

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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jupiter is my favorite object! So glad you had a good time and chance to see the Jovial planet!

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Maui. Jan is a great guide and set up well. The weather cooperated and we had a clear sky to view 20 objects. It was windy on the mountain but after viewing the sunset we set up in a...More

Thank Lindsay M
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The friendliness of guests like you Lindsay make the tours delightful for me!!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

A once in a lifetime chance to gaze at the night sky. Jan was an amazing host, giving us an in-depth guide to the night sky and various star formations, planets, you name it. The weather was perfect for this tour, having a clear sky...More

Thank Tony Y
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Aloha Tony! Mahalo for your kind review! I hope you also enjoyed the ride in our new Mercedes Sprinter passenger van! Please join us again on your next Maui visit.

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taravarney
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Miles S
May 23, 2018|
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Stars are nice on a clear dark night. If you want to see galaxies and other deep space objects and details on Jupiter’s surface then a telescope is needed. The larger the mirror on the telescope the better the object looks... More
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Just noticed your question. In order to take photos of the derp sky objects, one needs a telescope that tracks along with the rotation of the earth. You remove the eyepiece and mount a DSLR camera to the back of the... More
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