The Mauna Kea Observatories are a number of independent astronomical research facilities and large telescope observatories that are located at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, United States. The facilities are located in a 525-acre special land use zone known as the "Astronomy Precinct", which is located within the 11,228-acre Mauna Kea Science Reserve. The Astronomy Precinct was established in 1967 and is located on land protected by the Historical Preservation Act for its significance to Hawaiian culture.
The location is near ideal because of its dark skies from lack of light pollution, good astronomical seeing, low humidity, high elevation of 4,205 meters, position above most of the water vapor in the atmosphere, clean air, good weather and low latitude location.
Phone +1 808 935 6268
Address 96776, United States
Coordinates 19°49'34.982" N -155°28'27.747" E