Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Maui County, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 0.6 km
Ascend 53 m
Descend 70 m

Explore Maui County in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Maui CountyIndividual Sights in Maui County

Sight 1: Advanced Electro Optical System Telescope

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Advanced Electro Optical System Telescope

The 3.67 m Advanced Electro Optical System Telescope is a Department of Defense telescope at Haleakala Observatory. The telescope is part of the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC), which in turn is part of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS).

Wikipedia: 3.67 m Advanced Electro Optical System Telescope (EN)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Pan-STARRS

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The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System located at Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii, US, consists of astronomical cameras, telescopes and a computing facility that is surveying the sky for moving or variable objects on a continual basis, and also producing accurate astrometry and photometry of already-detected objects. In January 2019 the second Pan-STARRS data release was announced. At 1.6 petabytes, it is the largest volume of astronomical data ever released.

Wikipedia: Pan-STARRS (EN)

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

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The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is a scientific facility for studies of the Sun at Haleakala Observatory on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Known as the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) until 2013, it was named after Daniel K. Inouye, a US Senator for Hawaii. It is the world's largest solar telescope, with a 4-meter aperture. The DKIST is funded by National Science Foundation and managed by the National Solar Observatory. The total project cost is $344.13 million. It is a collaboration of numerous research institutions. Some test images were released in January 2020. The end of construction and transition into scientific observations was announced in November 2021.

Wikipedia: Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (EN)

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: ATLAS 1

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The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) is a robotic astronomical survey and early warning system optimized for detecting smaller near-Earth objects a few weeks to days before they impact Earth.

Wikipedia: Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (EN), Website

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Faulkes Telescope North

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The Faulkes Telescope North is a clone of the Liverpool Telescope, and is located at Haleakala Observatory in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is a 2 m (79 in) f/10 Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

Wikipedia: Faulkes Telescope North (EN)

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Las Cumbres Observatory

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Las Cumbres Observatory Mike Silverander / CC BY 4.0

Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is a network of astronomical observatories run by a non-profit private operating foundation directed by the technologist Wayne Rosing. Its offices are in Goleta, California. The telescopes are located at both northern and southern hemisphere sites distributed in longitude around the Earth. For some astronomical objects, the longitudinal spacing of telescopes allows continuous observations over 24 hours or longer. The operating network currently consists of two 2 meter telescopes, nine 1 meter telescopes, and seven 40 cm telescopes, placed at six astronomical observatories. The network operates as a single, integrated, observing facility, using a software scheduler that continuously optimizes the planned observing schedule of each individual telescope.

Wikipedia: Las Cumbres Observatory (EN)


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