The stargazing is a must do on the Big Island. Remember to dress warm as at over 10,000 feet it gets cold especially after sunset. Take some blankets to wrap around you as we did as winter clothes were left back home.
Visitor centre volunteers conduct talks and point out various constellations and planets. Unfortunately for us conditions were not suitable for them to bring out the viewing telescopes. That being said with the naked eye we saw Mars, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter and countless thousands and thousands of stars. The Milky Way was an awesome sight.
Enjoyed a New York City trying to explain to his young son how come they can not see this many stars home.
I promise you if you get a great viewing night this experience will stick with you for life.
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