ADVANCING THE GREATEST FRONTIERS
The scientific achievements of the W. M. Keck Observatory have already revolutionized astronomy and our understanding of the composition and evolution of our Universe. However, the full potential of the Keck telescopes is still far from being realized. In partnership with the University of California, Caltech, and NASA, the Observatory has identified exciting opportunities for individuals committed to making philanthropic investments which will last a century or more — investments that will profoundly advance the greatest frontiers of science, technology and innovation.
KECK NEXT – ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION FUND
Beyond offering the largest light collection mirrors on the planet, it is in imaginative instrumentation that Keck will maintain and increase its leadership in world astronomy. Investment in Keck Next helps bring eagerly-anticipated next-generation instrumentation to the Keck astronomy community.
DIRECTOR’S FUND – DISCRETIONARY FUND FOR PROJECTS OF OPPORTUNITY
Astronomical discovery continues to reveal breakthrough knowledge on Cosmology, often with unanticipated opportunities and challenges. Investment in the Director’s Fund helps address immediate needs for new research tools and systems to take advantage of these opportunities.
RISING STARS – EDUCATION PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY KECK OBSERVATORY
In a century where science and technology continues to dominate our lives, Keck’s goal is to inspire students to pursue challenging and meaningful work. Investment in Rising Stars helps provide many ways to attract young people to scientific and technical pursuits including intensive mentoring and internship programs.