Professor Andrew Blain

Mauna Kea Panorama

From the summit of Mauna Kea, outside the James Clerk Maxwell telescope, as it is observing distant galaxies about two hours after sunset, the Zodiacal light from dust in the solar system, with Mars in the centre, rises in a strip to the right of the snow on the Poliahu cinder cone, the Milky Way arches across the sky, and along the horizon, the huge volcano of Mauna Loa, the distant lights of Honolulu, and some lingering faint twilight can be seen.

Professor Andrew Blain - Department of Physics & Astronomy

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