W. M. Keck Observatory, Island of Hawaii

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#6 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Hawaii
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  • The guide, David, shared all that is happening at the Twin keck telescopes on Mauna Loa. He explained some of the current research that is possible with these telescopes.Showed us how the hexagonal mi...  more »
  • We stopped by shortly after it opened at 10 am and joined another couple with the docent. The tour lasted about an hour but the time flew by and we learned so much. This is a tour everyone would love ...  more »
  • I was impressed with the enthusiastic docents explaining the Keck Observatory, and all the heavens. But when it comes to displays, charts, photos and interactive exhibits, not so much. It was still wo...  more »
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  • Average travelers aren't able to go in, but it's still cool to see the telescopes that discovered blackholes!
  • Top of the world. Absolutely beautiful. Bucket list item.
  • Once at the Keck, you can go into the telescope building and see the telescope. A few interesting displays that describe the telescope and it's history. Washrooms are available in the building, but not one to speak to. But it's worth the drive to the top, but drivers need to take it really slow/easy on way up and down. I would NOT recommend for people with breathing or heart issues, as the thin air make breathing noticeably difficult.
  • Come for the telescope, stay for the keks.
  • Visitor area operation time is weekday 10am-4pm. You can see the keck telescope and use restroom.

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