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W. M. Keck Observatory, Island of Hawaii

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • If you're interested in learning a lot about NASA, telescopes, and satellites then you'll be getting a treat. However if you don't like any of those then that place isn't for you, sorry. 
  • It was truly an experience. We met and talked to one of the astronomers who worked at the observatory and he told us about the largest telescope in the world that is being built to join the other tele...  read more »
  • We stopped in here on a whim with hopes of getting some insight into the operations of the telescope on Mauna Kea. We stood in the entrance area for about 45 minutes listening to some interesting back...  read more »
  • 9/11 experience, would gladly visit again if not for the fact that i was followed by a certain gumpy man wearing a superman t-shirt. Would Keck again. ;)
  • Awesome. Hard drive - 4x4 recommended for safety. Takes a while to get up here from Kona. Worth it.
  • Always quick and friendly. Try the monster burrito!
  • Would love to visit here but cant afford it.
  • Went to the Sabaru and Keck telescopes whilst on business at Hawaii. The views from there and the acclimatisation camp were something else - beautiful. Due to being up 14 000ft, you MUST take care. Oxygen has a relative low level (~40%) although the level of oxygen is actually very close to 100% but at this height the partial pressure is very low. You must drink water as your body reacts differently at this height, listen to everything the people at the telescope tell you and most importantly tell someone immediately if you feel weird, headachy or sick - if not you are most probably going to pass out (one of our party did!). The people at Keck are nicer and easier to communicate with, although the people at Subaru are very nice also! Enjoy the wonderful telescopes, drink and keep warm!
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