Contest #109 Answer: Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii

Up on the Tallest Mountain in the world (as measured from the base), is the Astronomy Precinct, a 500 acre astronomical reserve on the top of Mauna Kea.  Founded in 1967, and managed by the University of Hawaii(check out the interactive link), the location is ideal for astronomical research.  There are many different types of telescopes and observatories from nations around the world.

those shooting for the stars tonight:

  • Daniel
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Justin Yax
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Munden
  • Karel
  • Dennis S

Contest #108 Answer: Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA

Pronounced as “Mack-in-aw” Island, this popular tourist spot is located at the Top of the Mitt (tip of Michigan).   They don’t allow motorized cars on the Island, but you can fly your plane in, or take a boat over.   The island is also home to it’s very own statue of liberty.  The island has many historic homes, but one of the more famous buildings is the Grand Hotel.  This was also a primary filming location for the 1980 cult classic “Somewhere in Time“, starring Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour.

Only two answers passed the test of time, well done guys!

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Munden

photo: David Ball