Reach for the stars at the summit of towering Mauna Kea Mountain. Revered by astronomers from around the globe, it plays host to the most expansive astronomical complex on Earth which take advantage of the highest number of clear nights on the planet. Your full-day adventure in your 4-wheel-drive vehicle begins with a visit to the Imiloa Astronomy Center for an exclusive planetarium show focusing on Hawaiian stargazing history and navigation. Continue your ascent to Visitor Information Center and enjoy a deli style lunch. Reach Mauna Kea’s summit for a peek inside the Keck Observatory, a cutting-edge astronomical installation. Learn about the other telescopes which are monitored by 11 countries year- round. Reflect on the powers of the universe on your return drive.