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For more information about the Maunakea Observatories, please leave your comments or questions below. For information about access to Maunakea please refer to the Visitor Information Station.

COVID-19 Reopening Update: Summer 2023

The Maunakea Observatories are starting to resume in-person tours and activities, along with other astronomy related facilities on Hawai’i Island:

NSF's NOIRLab is now offering limited tours of Gemini North on a reservation basis.

The Visitor Information Station, midway up the mountain, reopened in July 2021; more information is available at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/maunakea/visitor-information/

'Imiloa Astronomy Center is now open Thursday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (as of Summer 2023)

Check back here for updates, and mahalo for your interest in learning more about the Maunakea Observatories.