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First Light

As rays of sunlight bend over the horizon to touch Hawai‘i, the snow-laden summit of Mauna Kea is first to feel its warmth. At 13,796 feet above sea level, it is one of the premier locations in the world for astronomical observation. Home to many of today’s most technologically advanced observatories, the summit’s significance was first recognized by the early Hawaiians, utilizing it as a place of worship and study of the heavens… ‘O Mauna Kea ko kākou kuahiwi la‘a – Mauna Kea our sacred mountain.

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Bruce Omori
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As rays of sunlight bend over the horizon to touch Hawai‘i, the snow-laden summit of Mauna Kea is first to feel its warmth.  At 13,796 feet above sea level, it is one of the premier locations in the world for astronomical observation.  Home to many of today’s most technologically advanced observatories, the summit’s significance was first recognized by the early Hawaiians, utilizing it as a place of worship and study of the heavens… ‘O Mauna Kea ko kākou kuahiwi la‘a  – Mauna Kea our sacred mountain.