Amateur Astronomy Clubs
If you are interested in getting involved in astronomy before (or instead of) studying it at university level you might be interested in joining an amateur astronomy club. This is a good way to confirm that you are interested in the subject enough to pursue it further as well as getting to see some amazing sights. The links below are a great resource for finding astronomy clubs where ever you live.
The West Hawai`i Astronomy Club meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9 pm,
alternating between Keck Observatory and CFHT in Kamuela/Waimea.
The contact person is Doug Summers.
The club's website is http://www.whacastro.com