Stargazing Resources

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Hawaii Island/Pacific Area

Maunakea Visitor Information Station

The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station is located on Maunakea, and has interactive displays, informational panels, a bookstore, and rangers and volunteers to answer your questions.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/

 

Imiloa Astronomy Center

‘Imiloa’s mission is to honor Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration.

http://www.imiloahawaii.org/

 

Astronomical Society Of the Pacific

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, “…has inspired professionals, researchers, educators, amateurs, and armchair astronomers to look up and wonder about our place in the universe, and about what the universe can teach and tell us. …We design and deliver innovative astronomy toolkits, programs, publications and education guides in our mission to inspire youth and adults across the economic spectrum – in support of their success as science, technology and academic leaders.”

https://www.astrosociety.org/

 

Star Maps Software

Nine Planets gives a good listing of astronomy software sources, especially star map software, complete with the product name, price, and operating system or platform.

http://astro.nineplanets.org/astrosoftware.html

 

Equipment

Equipment including Star Charts, Orion Telescope and Binoculars

http://www.telescope.com/

 

Best equipment dealer on the West Coast, Oceanside Photo and Telescope

http://www.optcorp.com/

 

Equipment used by Star Gaze Hawaii

Mounts:

Losmandy Astronomical Products: Precision equatorial mounts and secondary systems

http://losmandy.com/

 

Telescopes:

“Celestron is the world’s #1 telescope maker, recognized for superior optics and innovative technology.”

http://www.celestron.com/