Subaru Telescope's Logo Adorns New Items at the MKVIS

January 31, 2011

The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station (MKVIS), a facility located at the 9300 foot level (2800 meters) of Mauna Kea, has recently added merchandise bearing the Suburu Telescope's logo to its popular shop. The Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services (MKSS), which operates the MKVIS, received permission from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Japan's National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) for the production and sales of goods with the Subaru Telescope's logo. Proceeds from the sale of the shop's merchandise help to support the Mauna Kea Ranger Program, which is dedicated to ensuring the safety of visitors and informing them about the precious natural and cultural resources of the mountain.

The MKVIS's shop includes items with the logo of the MKVIS as well as those of some of the observatories on Mauna Kea, any of which could be special souvenirs for visitors to the mountain, whether they have come for hiking trails in the daytime, stargazing at night, or touring an observatory. Visitors can choose from a variety of selections with the Subaru logo: knit beanies, baseball caps, short-sleeved T-shirts, fleece sweaters, refrigerator magnets, and stickers. Ceramic mugs will be coming soon.

Subaru Telescope is the only observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea that offers regularly scheduled guided tours for the public. A bilingual guide conducts tours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Japanese and at 11:30 a.m. in English. Click onto "Visiting the Subaru Telescope" on the home page of the Subaru Telescope for more information about the tours.




Merchandise with the Subaru logo available at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station (MKVIS): knit beanies and baseball caps, T-shirts, and stickers.

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