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Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii paperweight by Geo-Situ
Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii paperweight by Geo-Situ
 
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Product Type: Accessories
MapLink Code: GSU_PW_MAUNA_KEA
Coverage: |United States|HI|

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3 1/4 inch diameter
Cast in fine pewter
Felt backing
With soft fleece pouch
In clear-vinyl covered box

PLACE NAME: Maunakea
ELEVATION: 13,796 ft.
COORDINATES: N19 49' 31'' W155 28' 08''
LOCATION: Hawaii, USA
MARKERSLEUTH PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR: Kathleen Stariha and Michael Scott

Maunakea, meaning "white mountain," is not only the world's highest island peak; when measured from its underwater base, it is 33,476 feet tall, 4,448 feet higher than Mount Everest. The clean, dry air and absence of urban light makes the summit ideal for astronomical observations. Because of these advantages, the Maunakea Observatory (the world's largest) has made many break-through discoveries. The public can share the spirit of discovery during star gazing programs, held daily from 6-10 p.m.
Climbing Maunakea is primarily long and tedious. The climb is a popular way for mainland Highpointers to combine hiking a state highpoint with a tropical vacation. A road to the observatory and guided tours make the summit accessible to nearly all.
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