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Maui Stargazing

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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...more
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15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula Lodge, Kula, Maui, HI 96790-8007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a truly unique experience well worth every penny! Before hopping on the minivan we had some time to use the restrooms and buy snacks/dinner at the meeting point. There were plenty of space for us to park our rental car. My sambo is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

January 12, 2019 Great stargazing experience. Jan is quite knowledgeable and knows her skies. Very accommodating, - supplies hot drinks, ski jackets and pants, as well as wool hats and gloves. All of the above were of very good quality. This is a 2-4-1 kind...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha and MAHALO for the lovely review. Hats and gloves are fleece by the way - warm yet easily laundered and less allergenic. I am always trying to add interest to improve the guest experience on this five hour tour. That’s why we stop at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the stargazing experience while on a family vacation in Maui and it was easily the most disappointing and expensive activity of the trip. Our guide, Jan, while knowledgeable about astronomy she was rude and unprofessional, ultimately ruining the experience for us. Even before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you for the feedback. My apologies you didn’t feel the 5 hour tour was worth the $160. It was cumbersome communicating with you via your travel agent which is the reason I ask for your direct cell in the booking process. I ask guests...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jan’s tour was fantastic. Everything was well planned and comfortable. We could see lots of objects with the naked eye, and saw others using the telescope. The group was just the right size for everyone to participate, and she has modern gear to keep everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Bob! Mahalo for the kind review! I hope you’ll join on your next Maui visit. The night sky changes with the seasons so we are treated to a whole new set of constellations and deep space objects in the telescope! Please give my regards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Maui Stargazing tour in mid-December and had an awesome time! Jan runs a tight ship and her equipment, tour bus, and cold weather gear are all top notch. She doesn't skimp on anything...including her extensive knowledge of the stars. Now, we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

On a recent trip to Maui, we decided to take this stargazing tour. There was not much that you didn't want or need. The pick-up location was easy; the van was about as roomy as you can get with 12 passengers. We stopped at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Mahalo for the 5 star review! We at Maui Stargazing do our best to make our guests comfortable in the cool temperatures so they can enjoy the evening’s main attraction: looking through the largest portable telescope on Haleakalā! Hope to have you on a future...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Conditions weren’t promising but Jan patiently found clear skies. It has been raining on and off since we got here. We were blown away by her knowledge and expertise. When we were running out of time, Jan found a perfect spot to show us clusters,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Aloha Jimmy and Yui! What great guests to be flexible while we scouted for a clear spot to set up the telescope! Your patience and positive attitude paid off as we were able to observe galaxies, star clusters and nebulae! Best wishes for a lovely...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018

If you are expecting to see various planets and stars up close, then this tour is not for you. The total time that ALL the members of trip would spend near the telescope would be around an hour or little bit more depending on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Aloha Sandeep and Lavanya, Mahalo for your opinion of the tour and my apologies that you were disappointed. I reviewed our observing list for November 23 and we observed the moon, 2 planets, 3 open star clusters, 1 globular star cluster, 2 nebulae, 1 galaxy,...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

My husband and I booked a trip with Maui Stargazing whilst on our honeymoon in September. We didn’t realise that we would get to explore the summit of Haleakala before the sunset which was a brilliant discovery, and we spent at least half an hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Mahalo Laura for your very thorough review of Maui Stargazing’s Sunset and Stargazing tour at Haleakala National Park. You touched on all the highlights and those who read your review will have a good idea about what to expect should they decide to book the...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018

What a wonderful way to experience Haleakala, the sunset and the night sky! Jan had sent us a text, after we arrived in Maui, suggesting that we rescheduled our trip to take advantage of the weather forecast. Thanks to her we enjoyed a spectacular sunset...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Sweet! So glad you had a good time! We aim to please. Please join us again when you’re back on Maui. The night sky shifts by four minutes per day so in six months there’s all new observing list. Aloha, safe travel and Mahalo. Jan

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taravarney
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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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March 9, 2018|
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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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