Mauna Kea Summit series - part 1

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More than a dozen telescopes will scan the night skies above Mauna Kea tonight… as they do each night of the year. Since 1968, the Big Island summit has been a center for astronomical observation. But many Hawai`i residents aren’t familiar with what goes on up there. HPR’s Dave Lawrence recently went to Mauna Kea to see three of those telescope facilities…and today he begins a series of reports with a closer look at NASA’s infrared telescope.

 

Here are some photos of the trip to NASA IRTF, including my host Daytime Ops Sup. George Koenig and HPR Stargazer Star/Imiloa Astronomy Center's Shawn Laatch (who took me to Mauna Kea summit).

NASA IRTF

 

Mauna Kea summit

 

NASA IRTF

 

NASA IRTF

 

NASA IRTF

 

Mauna Kea summit

 

George Koenig and Shawn Laatch at NASA IRTF

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