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ʻImiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Hilo Hawaii United States
Imiloa Astronomy Center Hilo Hawaii United States
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Hilo Hawaii United States
Imiloa Astronomy Center Hilo Hawaii United States

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

NASA-funded ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center brings the wonders of space down to earth on the Big Island with a mix of Hawaiian culture and modern, whiz-bang science. It includes a state-of-the-art planetarium, a replica of Mauna Kea's summit, and a 3-D room that surrounds guests with stars. The facility sits below Hilo’s so-called Astronomy Row, which boasts a number of world-class observatories, so the information presented is very up-to-date—plus, you’ll probably be able to ask local scientists wandering around on their lunch breaks any burning questions you may have. It's a great alternative for visitors unable to stargaze at Mauna Kea's actual summit, which has a steep, winding gravel road that requires a 4WD with good brakes.

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about 2 years ago

Imiloa Astronomy Center

NASA-funded Imiloa Astronomy Center brings the wonders of space down to earth on the Big Island with a mix of Hawaiian culture and modern whiz-bang science. It includes a state-of-the-art planetarium, a replica of Mauna Kea's summit and a 3-D room that surrounds guests with stars. The facility sits below Hilo’s so-called Observatory Row, so information presented is very up-to-date—plus you’ll probably be able to ask local scientists wandering around on their lunch breaks any burning questions you may have.