Waimea Solar System Walk

Monday March 15, 2021, 08:00 am - Thursday April 15, 2021, 04:00 pm

Even COVID-19 can’t stop the annual Waimea Solar System Walk! CFHT, W. M. Keck Observatory, and University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy Hilo are working together to organize this year’s self guided, socially-distanced walk. The walk launches March 15, 2021 and continues through April 15.

Instead of our traditional booths, each object in the solar system is represented by a sidewalk decal that contains an image of the object and a QR code. The code links to a video created by staff from various Maunakea Observatories describing the object in English and ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi.

The final QR code takes our planetary explorers to a prize form. The first 100 keiki to complete the walk are eligible to receive a prize pack full of stickers, bookmarks, and other cool prizes in the mail. Just enter your address on the form!

Key Information

Dates: March 15-April 15, 2021
Location: Walk begins at the corner of Pukalani Road and Ala Ohia Road in Waimea (aka the Bypass Road)

Don’t forget to stay socially distanced from other groups!

Can’t make it to Waimea for the Solar System Walk? You can download our Solar System Walk coloring sheets or our DIY Mini Solar System Walk.

Want to do your own full Solar System Walk for your school or town? Email

Mahalo to our sponsors:
Maunakea Observatories
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
W. M. Keck Observatory
University of Hawaiʻi Insitute for Astronomy
Thelma Parker Library
ʻImiloa Astronomy Center Keiki Heroes
Waiakea Water