New Hawaii Island Listings: February 22–28

February 28, 2020||Mortgages/Economy/Market

According to MLS data, 189 properties have been listed for sale on the Big Island in the last 7 days. Featured this week is MLS 636863 in Waimea.

May 17, 2018||Big Island: Weather and Nature

Gemini North Telescope Captures May 17 Kilauea Plume from Maunakea 

Footage was obtained from the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Maunakea by a camera used to monitor the sky for remote operations of the telescope. Read More 

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April 11, 2014||Big Island: Weather and Nature

Sunset from Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii 

Visiting Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island When one thinks of a Hawaiian sunset we most often think of Waikiki, the Kona-Kohala Coast, or west Maui. However, one of Hawaii's most glorious sunsets can be viewed from the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, approximately 6 miles high as measured from the sea floor. In the late winter months and early spring, Mauna Kea is often layered in snow. Sometimes folks bring down a truck full of snow and dump it on a corner in town, building a snowman that delights all who catch a glimpse during the brief time it will last in our warm Hawaii weather. When conditions are right, you can even see snowboarders on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Our mountain is also home to some of the worlds largest telescopes. The Visitor Information Station at 9,000 feet is ideal for an evening of star gazing with telescopes set up for visitors to enjoy the universe from the perspective... Read More 

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June 5, 2012||Big Island: History and Culture, Big Island: Weather and Nature

NASA's Transit of Venus Video "Hawaii and the Cosmos" 

NASA's official Sun-Earth Day webcast for the Transit of Venus is happening today from the observatories on Mauna Kea. Throughout the day, videos exploring Hawaiian culture and Hawaii's past and current relationship with astronomy are included in the broadcast. Read More 

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