19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Manned Observatory on the Summit of Maunakea

During a visit to the summit of Maunakea for sunset, I noticed that this observatory had opened! This seemed a unique event, so I took the photo, only realizing later that the scientist was visible inside!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Linda Aulicino