Directions to SMA

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is located on Aohoku street in the UH Hilo Research Park just off of Komohana Ave. in Hilo. The best way from the belt road is probably to drive up Puainako Ave from the big 4-way stoplight intersection where KTA/Puainako shopping center and Prince Kuhio Mall can both be seen. Drive mauka (uphill) till you reach the intersection with Komohana Ave and turn right. It’s just a short stretch from there till you reach the UHH Research Park turn off on your right; turn there downhill. Take the next left onto Aohoku, the Smithsonian is the dark green building on the right. Park on the street most anywhere. There will be BILUG signs directing you to the conference room.

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If you need further clarification or assistance, call Mac Cooper at 933-8107.

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