Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory is a major optical and infrared observatory, located at an altitude of 4,200 meters (13,800 feet) atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It is operated by the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA), a partnership involving the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and NASA, and was funded by the W. M. Keck Foundation. The Observatory is home to the twin Keck Telescopes.