The observing section provides scientists with resources, including access to the observer login area and telescope schedule.
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About W. M. Keck Observatory
The twin Keck Observatory telescopes are the world’s most scientifically productive optical and infrared telescopes. Each telescope weighs 300 tons and operates with nanometer precision. The telescopes’ primary mirrors are 10-meters in diameter and are each composed of 36 hexagonal segments that work in concert as a single piece of reflective glass. Keck Observatory is a 501(c)3 supported by both public funding sources and private philanthropy. Learn more. The Keck telescopes host a suite of state-of-the-art observing instruments and adaptive optics capabilities to collect and analyze astronomical data. Learn more
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Are you interested in a career with W. M. Keck Observatory? We are seeking new talent to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive for an equitable environment which celebrates the contributions of all in our mission. Information about current employment opportunities may be found on our careers page.