Welcome to the Edge of Discovery
W. M. Keck Observatory invited throngs of visitors to experience its world-leading astronomy enterprise during a greatly anticipated Open House on October 12, 2008. Advancement services coordinator Joan Campbell and executive assistant Leslie Kissner coordinated the event, which was held at company headquarters in Waimea. Throughout the day, Keck’s professional staff engaged guests in activites letting them explore the Observatory’s astronomy research and technological advancements.
Local resident Sharon Petrosky says she felt “connected to something bigger,” as she, along with hundreds of other visitors, gained an appreciation of the world-class Observatory located in their backyard. “I am learning so much about light, about space, about sound. Sound, for instance, is simply a vibration,” Petrosky says. “I’ve had so many compelling revelations today.”
The power of revelation was in full force at the Observatory, giving credence to this year’s theme— Welcome to the Edge of Discovery.