Hawaii Island is one of the most famous astronomical sites on earth. It rises at a height of 13,796 above sea level, atop Mauna Kea Summit and has 13 telescopes, representing 11 countries.
How to reach:
By Air: Nearest Airports are Kona International Airport in Kona to the West (about 63 miles away) and Hilo International Airport in Hilo to the East (about 42 miles away), which are connected to almost all the major countries of the world.
From Kona or Hilo, it is best to arrange with permitted Commercial Tour Companies, who will take you to the stargazing site. It is advisable that you stop at the VIS (Visitor Information Centre) to have current weather update and safety information.
You can also take a taxi or rental car to go to the stargazing point.
Best time to visit: Summer months, during new moons.
Essential Gear: Jacket, hat, gloves, camera.