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Mauna Loa Observatory
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Ranked #29 of 81 things to do in Hilo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are an atmospheric monitoring station that was established in 1956. Please visit our website to learn more about the atmospheric constituents that we monitor that can cause a forcing effect on our climate. We are a secure working facility with no unauthorized entry and we do not provide tours to the public. All Astronomy takes place on Mauna Kea and not on Mauna Loa so please make sure that your reviews are located under the correct attraction.
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

loved the way it was raining the whole way up the mountain ecept for the last 500 feet up.... then it was as if we were above the heavens like in an airplane in total shock of the beatiful sunset we witnessed over the clouds. The volunteers were very informative and knolegeable, they gave us a tour of the whole brilliat night sky...thank you....the have a donation box up there too and there worth every dollar an then some

Visited October 2011
Thank Danny160
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“Get up the mountain 1 hr before sunset”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Having driven up thro the clouds the views and later night sky were quite spectacular. Trip was enhance by the Univ of Hawaii volunteers who put out their telescope nightly and explain the constellations and planets in sight.

Visited October 2011
Thank Alan M
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