evenings with astronomers

Keck Observatory donors provide crucial philanthropic support that allows us to fulfill our strategic goals. Donors enjoy special access to Keck Observatory advancement programs including our signature Evenings with Astronomers events, a premier lecture series, which are generously sponsored by Rob and Terry Ryan. Donors who give at the $500 level are invited to these events between January and April on the Big Island and this year, for the first time, in three new locations - San Francisco, Seattle, and Honolulu – in the fall.

This year’s series theme is Planet Finding and so far our donors have heard from four leading scientists and directors from four different Maunakea observatories on the latest research and technology in this exciting field.

Through this series we are raising money for a Segment Upgrade Program to ensure Keck astronomers produce the best science results possible. You can read more about the Segment Upgrade Program here.

Become a Valued Champion

Please make a donation today and become a valued champion of our mission to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries to inspire the imagination of all.

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