Advanced instrumentation fund
Beyond offering the largest light collection mirrors on the planet, it is in imaginative instrumentation that Keck will maintain leadership. Investing helps bring next-generation instrumentation to the Keck astronomy community.
Discretionary fund for projects of opportunity
Astronomical discovery continues to reveal breakthrough knowledge on Cosmology, often with unanticipated opportunities. Investment in this fund helps address immediate needs for new research tools and systems to take advantage of these opportunities.
Education programs supported by Keck
Investment in Rising Stars helps provide many ways to attract young people to scientific and technical pursuits including intensive mentoring and internship programs.
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Keck Associates provide philanthropic contributions annually to address immediate needs identified by the Observatory as critical to the fulfillment of our strategic goals. The Associates enjoy special access to Keck Observatory advancement programs. Our signature program is Evenings with Astronomers, a premier lecture series that takes place between January and April. Coming in 2016, Evenings with Astronomers will be held on Hawaii Island, and at three new locations - San Francisco, Seattle, and Honolulu. From time to time, the Observatory hosts other special events for the Associates and Major Donors to keep them informed of the impact their philanthropy is making at the frontiers of astronomical research and innovation.
Humankind's sense of wonderment is universal when gazing at the heavens, some of which become world-famous scientists by observing the boundless Universe in a new and often-unexpected way. Join Keck Nation and be the first to hear about the lastest astronomy news and events.
Journey with Keck Observatory to our closest neighbor, our moon, by contributing at this level and receive a Keck Observatory hat as well as special access on our website to ask one of the Keck astronomers and engineers your burning questions.
Discover new planets and solar systems by contributing at this level and receive VIP seating at the Keck Observatory Astronomy Talks in Waimea in addition to the bursary listed above.
Explore the stars with premier astronomers at the invitation-only Evenings with Astronomers events. Enter to be one of six donors to receive a private tour of the Keck Observatory telescopes atop Maunakea and see first-hand how your generosity helps Keck be the two most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.
Join at this level and name an exoplanet after yourself or a loved one. We will also invite you to bring your friends along on your journey through the Universe with Keck by bringing them to the Evening with Astronomer events in any of the locations. Bring your family and friends on a private tour of the summit each year at this level of giving.
Become a world-class donor to the most scientifically important telescopes on Earth and receive unprecedented access to the world’s leading scientific community. You are invited to go where almost nobody has gone before accompanying Keck Observatory and scientists on unique trips to one of the great scientific spots on earth each year.
Interested in becoming a part of the team of individuals who make up Keck Observatory? To find out how you can donate your time and talents to Keck Observatory, please contact Joan Campbell at the link below.Email Us About Volunteer Opportunities
Supernovae Society honors individuals who have chosen to support the frontiers of discovery by including the W. M. Keck Observatory in their estate plans, thus ensuring exceptional achievement will shine brightly into the future.Learn more about Keck Supernovae Society