The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station is located on Maunakea, at the 9,200-foot (2,800-meter) level. The center provides health and safety information and education about astronomy on Maunakea, which is home to many great astronomical observatories. Be sure to visit the website for more information about visiting the summit, altitude considerations, possible crowding, and stargazing programs. “Clear, stable air, low light pollution.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.