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Astronomical observatories -- Hawaii

View Resource W.M. Keck Observatory

The W.M. Keck Observatory, named for the oil millionaire whose foundation posthumously granted $140 million for the construction of the giant telescopes on the summit of Hawaii’s dormant Mauna Kea volcano, has some advantages over other telescope locations. First, thousands of miles of thermally stable seas. Second, a dearth of nearby mountain ranges that might roil the atmosphere. Third and...