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W. M. Keck Observatory, Paauilo

#5 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Island of Hawaii
Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
The W. M. Keck Observatory is a two-telescope astronomical observatory at an elevation of 4,145 meters (13,600 ft) near the summit of Mauna Kea in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Both telescopes have 10 m (33 ft) aperture primary mirrors, and when completed in 1993 (Keck 1) and 1996 (Keck 2) were the largest astronomical telescopes in the world. They are currently the 3rd and 4th largest.

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  • We enjoyed the docent interaction at the Keck headquarters in Waimea, where it was possible to get insight into today's astronomy activities and the amazing work being performed with the optical...  more »
  • While visiting Parker Ranch we found this amazing Keck Observatory. Located in downtown Waimea on the island of Hawaii. There was plenty of parking. The tours are free! Our tour guide walked us...  more »
  • It was a great experience and totally worth the drive. Remember that you need a 4x4 to get to the top. And try to get there half an hour before sunset. It was pretty cold in May, so don't depend on your shorts and sandals. Bring a warm jacket and even a pair of gloves. Most people stop at University of Hawaii telescope facility. Leave them there and drive a bit further to Keck observatory to get a clear view of all the beauty in front of you.
  • One Of The Most Amazing Places On The Island. The Air Up Here Jus Feels So Clean. Wen Snow Falls It's Freezing I Advise You To Dress Warm Wen Visiting This Place. Keck Is A Place To Definitely An Experience That will Always Remember. It's A Very Cool An Interesting Place...

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