Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience & Photos

Waimea, Hawaii, USA

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**For special perks, send us a message on Instagram @EpicTours before booking.**

All experiences are led by James, an Analog-Astronaut and Pro Astro-Photographer.

He will take you on a journey through the galaxy with his laser pointer and astro-camera that captures more stars than you can ever see looking through a telescope. See faint details of nebulas, star clusters and galaxies that will blow your mind. Epic photos will also be taken of you with the stars.

All medium resolution photos taken throughout the trip of deep space objects and of your group are included in the price.

Photo upgrades are available

**This is the only stargazing adventure in Hawaii that doesn't do stargazing tours when the moon is brighter than 20%.

When the moon is brighter than that, the night sky is too bright and the stars are too few to properly enjoy stargazing. All time slots are hand-selected for optimal stargazing views.

Maximum of 10 guests per experience
**For special perks, send us a message on Instagram @EpicTours before booking.**

All experiences are led by James, an Analog-Astronaut and Pro Astro-Photographer.

He will take you on a journey through the galaxy with his laser pointer and astro-camera that captures more stars than you can ever see looking through a telescope. See faint details of nebulas, star clusters and galaxies that will blow your mind. Epic photos wi…

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Har vært vertskap på Airbnb siden 2012
  • 334 anmeldelser
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Aloha friends!

I'm an Analog Astronaut, Astro-Photographer, Mission Control Operator for The International MoonBase Alliance and the owner of Epic Tours Hawaii.

Since 2013 i've been guiding small-group tours to see lava up close and photographing the wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Currently working in association with NASA as an Analog Astronaut and Mission Control for the HI-SEAS Moon and Mars simulation training facility.
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We stargaze at an altitude ranging from 6,000 - 9000 feet depending on weather conditions.

Stargazing at the summit is not allowed for any tour or individuals.

Vurdert til 4,92 av 5 basert på 334 anmeldelser.

Tiffany
januar 2022
James is so knowledgeable and the tour is very informative. The camera he used for the guests to see the star was amazing. The photos taken on that camera was mind blowing. He picked the best the location that allow his guest to avoid the crowds. The price is on the high side, but my husband and I think it worth the price after the the trip.
Lucia
januar 2022
Great tour! We leaned bunch of new things about stars and planets. The memories we are taking home after this tour are priceless! Thank you James
Ryan
desember 2021
Pros - James is an expert in stargazing and photography. You will get great photos and also learn a bit about the skys. It is cold up there in the mountain and James will bring some jackets. Cons - James needs to improve his communication skills as well as his attention to covid safety. First, someone in the tour kept coughing so we asked if we can go to the car to get masks. James said yes and when we unlocked the car the headlight automatically turned on for like 5 seconds. James complained loudly, in a condescending tone, with words along the lines that "you are ruining everyone's night vision, go back to your car and park somewhere else". That seemed unnecessary given it is for Covid safety and also it was at the very beginning of the tour. Even if James think this is necessary, he could have planned better and instruct his guests (such as turning off the auto headlight) Second, the tour shows 8 people max, but the tour ended up with 10 people. He should correct that on Airbnb to not confuse future guests. Third, our tour started late (10pm) for apparently no reason, and he never apologized for it. All in all not a bad tour if you can put up with behavior like the above.
Angela
desember 2021
Really enjoyed our time with James watching the meteor shower and learning so much. He took time to help me with my camera and I really appreciated it! We are excited to get his pictures. It was a lifetime memory
Xiejia
desember 2021
James is super knowledgeable during the star gazing. During our time there, it was extremely windy and James spend a lot of time before hand finding the group a spot where there's relatively little wind. His thoughtful decisions makes this stargazing experience absolutely amazing!
Ariel
desember 2021
My husband and I had a great time! We have never seen so many stars, and first time we’ve ever seen nebulas and the Milky Way. James was very knowledgeable, kind, and also thoughtful to have parkas for everyone. Definitely dress warm, and bring something to sit on. We bought $9 folding chairs from Walmart which were perfect.

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Gjester som er 2 år eller eldre, kan delta, totalt opptil 8 gjester.
Alle deltakere må bruke munnbind og holde avstand.

Dette må du ta med

Warm clothes - Temps can reach 40°F
Santa hats would be fun! Great Christmas card ideas :)
Pose Ideas - https://epictours.smugmug.com/2021/Tour-Info/Poses
Plain and neutral colors are preferred. Black and white together can offer too much contrast as well, so I don’t recommend that. The best colors are deep red and shades of blue. Patterns or prints distract and date your photo.

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