About education


The mission of W. M. Keck Observatory is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world. We feel that one of the best ways to give back to our local community is to help schools and other youth groups learn how Hawaii is opening the Universe to the world.

A committed team of our employees specializes in leading group activities for kids to teach them about the world-calss science, technology and engineering that happens here every day in Waimea. We invite teachers and adult leaders of similar organizations to contact us and arrange a visit. We offer several options which are suitable for different groups. All activities are free of charge; however, due to demand we may not be able to grant every request.