Intensive English Program

Aloha! This is Kano.

How is the summer? IEP students, please enjoy this vacation since you guys studied so hard last session! There are many attractive places to visit in Hawaii.

A few days ago, I went to Mauna Kea with my friend. I’m going to share about Mauna Kea today.

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea is the mountain located on the Hawaii Island. You can see lots of stars if you go up there. Mauna Kea is famous for Subaru telescope.

When I was an IEP student, I had experienced the stargazing volunteer at the visitor information station (Onizuka). It was a good opportunity to practice English and to learn about the astronomy. Every session, IEP is holding an orientation of Mauna Kea volunteer for the students who are interested in it. IEP students can learn about Mauna Kea, and how to apply for the volunteer at the orientation!

At this time, it was the first time to visit Mauna Kea beside the volunteer. I was very excited because I visited Mauna Kea for the first time in the last two years.

My friend and I visited there to see the sunset. After we drove to Onizuka, we climbed up the hill on foot for ten minutes. We waited for an hour to see the sunset since we arrived early.

Please make sure you ware warm clothes when you go there. I brought two jackets, but I was wearing sandals mistakenly. My feet were about to freeze.I took this picture an hour before the sun set. I really liked this view. I felt I was in the Computer Graphic movie.After this moment, the place was getting crowded with many people.I have waited this moment!! The actual view was more beautiful than this picture.

Why don’t you visit Mauna Kea to see the sunset? It would be nice to stay for the star gazing after you see the sunset too!

Thank you for reading.

A hui hou!