Poliahu Long Sleeve Tshirt

This heavy-weight black cotton t-shirt features the Hawaiian deity Poli’ahu draped in her snowy mantle and adorned in wreaths of silvery, snow-white blossoms. Poli’ahu’s ‘kinolau’ (physical manifestations) are the snows of Maunakea, Maunaloa, Hualalai, and Haleakala.

Poli'ahu Maunakea t-shirt

Limited Edition Palila T-shirt

This Limited Edition t-shirt features the Palila bird, a species of honeycreeper endemic to Hawai'i. The critically endangered Palila was one of the first species to be protected under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1967.

Now at a reduced price: $35
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2020 Commemorative Coin

Each year, the Maunakea Astronomy Outreach Committee holds an art contest among Big Island students to design the annual commemorative coin. The bronze coin with this year's winning design is now available!

Maunakea Annual Student Art Contest Collector Coin 2020

The mission of the First Light Bookstore, as part of the Maunakea Visitor Station, is to support visitors to the mauna in developing an awareness of the cultural, environmental and scientific significance of Maunakea.

First Light Bookstore (FLBS) offers products which welcome and inform visitors with aloha, that have a minimal impact on the cultural and natural resources of the mauna, and are respectful of the host Native Hawaiian culture. All monies that are generated by FLBS go directly back into the Maunakea Visitor Station to support ongoing educational programs.