Kauaʻi Educational Association for Science and Astronomy

The Kauaʻi Educational Association for Science and Astronomy (KEASA) is a non-profit[1] educational astronomical organization located in Mana[2] on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. It was founded in 1989.[3] It meets monthly for star watches.[4] Its observatory is the largest on the island and takes advantage of Kauaʻi's unique weather and topology which provide some of the best conditions for star gazing at sea level.[5]

KEASA Observatory
OrganizationKauaʻi Educational Association for Science and Astronomy
LocationMana, Kauaʻi, Hawaii, US
Coordinates21°58′59″N 159°45′00″W / 21.983°N 159.75°W / 21.983; -159.75
Altitude3 metres (9.8 ft)
Established1989 (1989)


The KEASA observatory is located on the west side of Kauaʻi at the Pacific Missile Range Facility[6] near Barking Sands Beach at an altitude of 3 metres (9.8 ft). It is funded as a joint venture with Kauai Community College.[7]

The observatory houses the Bob Byers telescopes:[7]

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  1. ^ "Kauai Educational Association For Science And Astronomy, Keasa in Lawai, Hawaii (HI)". Nonprofitfacts.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  2. ^ "KEASA Observatory". Observatory Directory. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  3. ^ Fry, Kathie. "Telescopes and Observatories in Hawaii". Hawaii for Visitors. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  4. ^ Jones, Trent. "Stargazing Tours in Hawaii". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  5. ^ Fujimoto, Dennis. "Dire says astronomy on Kauaʻi is looking up". The Garden Island. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  6. ^ "About Kool Space Science". KoolSpaceScience.org. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  7. ^ a b Dire, James R. "KEASA Observatory". Astrojim.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26.

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