Bill Keel, a University of Alabama astronomy professor, figures he has visited about 30 observatories around the world either as a scientist or tourist."Especially if you include the old stone circles in the United Kingdom, some of which were astronomical sighting devices".
Tourists would always remember Kilauea for its historically eruptive volcano. It is a continually active volcano and an eruption may switch from effusive to explosive. Legend tells us that Pele, the ancient volcano goddess of Hawaii, lived in Kilauea. This town was born from volcanic activity -- like all the islands in Hawaii -- and still keeps on growing. Kilauea volcano was formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. Centuries later, the Kilauea island was born. The volcanic eruptions have shaped the ancient minds of the Hawaiians and thought that the lava formations were symbols of the goddess Pele's wrath and anguish. Thus, they named the volcanic formations as Pele's Tears, the solidified teardrop-shaped lava formations; and Pele's Hair, the thin strands of volcanic glass formations.