Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

Canada France Hawaii TelescopeEast Asian ObservatoryGemini North TelescopeHI-SEASMaunakea Coin ContestImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'iMaunakea Observatories Support Services / MK Visitor Information StationMauna Kea VolunteersNASA Infrared Telescope FacilitySubaru Telescope (NAOJ)Submillimeter ArrayThirty Meter TelescopeUniversity of Hawai'i Hilo (Hoku Kea)University of Hawaii 2.2 MeterUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo Astrophysics ClubUniversity of Hawaii Institute for AstronomyVery Long Baseline ArrayW. M. Keck ObservatoryManakea


AstroDay2018 Success!

Despite a stressful week of earthquakes and eruptions for Hawaii Island, AstroDay went on as planned in Hilo. It turned out to be a beautiful, calm day and hundreds of kids and families attended. Thanks to everyone who participated!


AstroDay 2017

AstroDay Hilo 2017

Mahalo to all the dedicated volunteers and staff who made AstroDay 2017 possible! Prince Kuhio Plaza bustled with hundreds of kids and their parents eager to learn about everything under the sun and beyond. Over 38 groups from the Maunakea Observatories and the science, technology and education community provided interactive demos and activities that engaged all that attended this fun event. Click here for photos.



MKAOC Members hold regular public programs each month as well as special outreach events throughout the year.

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Sep 22, 2018


OUR MISSION: The Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee (MKAOC) coordinates and organizes the collective outreach efforts of the astronomy community and acts as a forum for the astronomy community and related organizations to plan and coordinate outreach activities.


Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Canada France Hawaii Telescope Gemini North Telescope
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i East Asian Observatory Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services/Visitor Information Station
NASA Infrared Telescope Facility Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) Subaru Telescope (NAOJ)
Submillimeter Array Thirty Meter Telescope University of Hawai'i Hilo (Hoku Kea)
University of Hawaii 2.2 Meter University of Hawaii at Hilo Astrophysics Club University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Very Long Baseline Array W. M. Keck Observatory HI-SEAS
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