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Hawaiʻi Science Walk

January 1, 1970

Welcome to the Hawaiʻi Science Walk!
Join scientists from around Hawaiʻi as we explore our island, our world, and the vast expanses of space. Each video describes research being done here in Hawaiʻi that broadens our understanding of our world. Combined, this research helps astronomers using the Maunakea Observatories and the James Webb Space Telescope to look for life in our universe.

Learn about science in Hawaiʻi from staff, researchers, and volunteers:

  • Humpback Whales with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
  • Native Birds with the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center
  • Hawaiʻi’s native crows, ʻalalā, with the ʻAlalā Project
  • Volcanoes with the Hawaiʻi Volcano Observatory and USGS
  • Our Atmosphere with the Mauna Loa Observatory and NOAA
  • Our Sun with the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
  • Exoplanets with the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy
  • The Maunakea Observatories and James Webb Space Telescope from the W. M. Keck Observatory

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Key Information

  • Location: Walk begins at the corner of Pukalani Road and Ala ‘Ohi’a Road in Waimea (aka the Bypass Road)
  • Dates: November 22 – January 2
  • Note: The Hawai’i Science Walk will “close” after 3 pm on Saturday, December 4, for the Waimea Christmas Parade occurring on Ala ‘Ohi’a that evening.

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

Can’t make it to Waimea for the Hawai’i Science Walk? You can download Science Walk coloring sheets or watch the playlist at Hawai’i Science Walk on YouTube.

Mahalo to our sponsors:

  • Maunakea Observatories
  • Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
  • W. M. Keck Observatory
  • University of Hawai’i Insitute for Astronomy
  • Thelma Parker Library
  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whlate Nation Marine Sanctuary
  • Hawai’i Wildlife Center
  • ‘Alalā Project
  • Hawai’i Volcano Observatory and USGS
  • Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope


January 1, 1970
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