Explorers of Mauna Kea
Audience: 5th Grade - Adult
Total Time: 90 minutes includes planetariumshow and a staff led live sky tour.
Travel to the “Big Island” of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is home to one of the world’s largest collection of astronomical telescopes. Astronomical explorers from all over the earth come to Mauna Kea to explore the universe. Against the backdrop of Hawaiian legend and lore, the show introduces you to several of today’s cutting edge astronomers, their instruments, and recent discoveries relating to the expanding universe, comets, and planets around other stars. Two “live” show segments demonstrate new telescope technology and the importance of location for astronomical research.