7/27/2006

Hawaii Stargazing

Are the Stars Out Tonight?

The original Sunset and Stargazing Tour Since starting this outfit 23 years ago with an old Land Cruiser and a basket full of sweaters, my guides and I have had the enviable job of guiding nice folks, like you, to the beauty of Mauna Kea. For us, guiding Mauna Kea isn't a sideline or the greatest new visitor product. For us, its our passion, our responsibility and our pleasure. We invite you to experience, what is, quite possibly, the most dramatic and stimulating scenery to be found anywhere, either on or off planet earth. The Highpoints of our tour: Professional Guides: As the pioneer guide service on Mauna Kea we have over 35 years of combined experience. Luxurious Transportation: in our exclusive Van Terra vehicles, huge windows, coach seating, spacious Educational and Fun: Learn all about the islands geography, cultural and natural history from our experts. Fantastic Scenery: Strange cloudscapes, excellent photo opportunities, surreal landforms Sunset at the Summit: The most dramatic spectacle in Hawaii. Stargazing: Learn the night sky from Polaris to the Southern Cross and see the treasures of the night sky through our powerful telescope.* Trip Includes: Arctic style parkas with hoods, a Light Supper, Hot Drinks and convenient pick-up points, duration 7-8 hours * natural conditions permitting

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Michele said...

Tour of the Stars
A Cosmic Experience!

Experience the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa's very own rooftop astronomy program!

More than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. Now you can view those stars and much more using Hawaii's only recreational telescope, "Great White". This 16-inch reflector telescope sits more than nine stories up, on a remote site of the hotel rooftop. Our Director of Astronomy uses a computer to select an agenda, locate and identify 1,000 objects in the sky including stars, planet, galaxies and nebulae. Participants first learn to interpret the sky with the unaided eye, then with giant astronomy binoculars, and ultimately with 'Great White".

Tour of the Stars
Share this unique cosmic experience with your family and create a memory to last a lifetime

Price: $20 per person/Hyatt Guest, $10 per child/Hyatt Guest
Show times: 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the hotel rooftop.


Seating is limited to ten "gazers" to allow optimum viewing. Advance reservations suggested.

Romance Tour of the Stars
For a romantic end to a perfect day in paradise, share champagne and chocolate covered strawberries during the "couples only" Tour of the Stars.

Price: $25 per person/Hyatt Adult Guest
Show times: 11:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays