Haumea is a dwarf planet in our solar system named after the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth. Haumea was first discovered by the Keck…[read post]
Stargazing and astronomy on Hawaii
Hawaiians have an ancient and deep connection with astronomy: stars helped them navigate the ocean and helped them find Hawai'i!
Today this connection still persists, and the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island is one of the best places in the world to observe the stars! You can even visit the summit yourself!
See also our Stargazing Calendar to see if your visit to Hawaii coincides with one of the many meteor showers or other "fun to see" stargazing events.