Waimea Solar System Walk

Saturday October 26, 2019
10:00 am - 02:00 pm

W. M. Keck Observatory, in partnership with Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, and Waimea Public Library present:

Waimea Solar System Walk 2019

Bring your ohana to this family-friendly event for an interstellar journey right in Waimea town. Start at W. M. Keck Observatory’s Headquarters, walk through a scale model of our solar system, visit planets along the way, then finish at CFHT’s headquarters where you can enjoy hands-on activities, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as a keiki costume contest with prizes for:

  • Best Preschool
  • Best Elementary School
  • Age 11+
  • Best Space Costume
  • Best group costume
  • …plus a grand prize!

Space travelers can begin the walk anytime, starting at 10 a.m.

START: Keck Observatory Headquarters
65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela HI 96743

FINISH: CFHT Headquarters
65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela HI 96743

Kids! If you complete the walk, you’ll receive FREE admission to `Imiloa Astronomy Center!

Questions? Contact Shelly Pelfrey at