Astronomy Talk: A Night in the Life of Keck Observatory

Guest Speaker:

John O’Meara
Chief Scientist
W. M. Keck Observatory

You’ve seen the discoveries, but how are they made? In this presentation, we follow the process of Keck Observatory’s science, from proposal to publication.  Along the way, we’ll learn how our Hawaii staff prepares the Keck I and Keck II telescopes, configures the instruments, and supports astronomers with their observations from dusk to dawn.  Dr. O’Meara will also share how Keck Observatory continues to enable world-class science during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q & A from Dr. O’Meara’s Talk


 The staff and management of the W. M. Keck Observatory wish to offer our deepest gratitude to our Astronomy Talk Series sponsors, Rob and Terry Ryan.