Events

Waimea Solar System Walk

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Waimea Solar System Walk

Saturday, October 28
10 a.m. -2 p.m.

The Annual Waimea Solar System Walk

Start at Keck Observatory Headquarters: 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela HI 96743; End at CFHT: 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela HI 96743

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These stuffed plush celestial buddies at Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), in partnership with W. M. Keck Observatory and University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, present:

Bring your ohana to this family-friendly event for an interstellar journey, right in Waimea town! Start the walk at Keck Observatory’s Headquarters, then travel through the solar system (actually Waimea) to CFHT’s offices, visiting all the planets along the way. Travelers can begin the walk anytime after 10 a.m. Keiki 12 and under completing the walk will receive a coupon for free admission to Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. We also have other fun treats and surprises for all participating.

Last year’s costume contest was such a big hit that we’ve decided to bring it back! Meet at CFHT at 1 p.m. in your best costume. We’ll have prizes for:

Best Preschool
Best Elementary School
11+
Best Space Costume
Best group costume
…plus a grand prize!
End the busy day with a complimentary hot dog, hamburger or cheeseburger hot off the grill. We hope to see you there!