Keck 30

Although it may be hard to believe, it has been 30 years since Keck I began science operations in 1993. Since then, the W. M. Keck Observatory has helped enable two Nobel Prizes, thousands of papers, and an unrivaled legacy of science achievement in ground-based astronomy. And you were a critical part of that history.  To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a special evening session to kick off the annual Keck Science Meeting on Wednesday, September 6 in the Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. Registration for this event was included as an option when you registered for the Keck Science Meeting.


6:30 p.m. Registration and welcome drink

7:00 p.m. – “The Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole: Lessons from a Noble Journey” with Plenary Speaker Dr. Andrea Ghez, 2020 recipient of The Nobel Prize in Physics

8:00 p.m. – Hors d’oeuvre/Dessert reception (beer/wine/champagne). Please join us as we reflect on the past 30 years and look toward the Keck Observatory of the future. For questions related to this event, please email Meagan O’Shea ()

  • Cheese Platter: local cheeses, preserves, almonds, honey
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus(vegan): seasonal vegetables, flatbread
  • Charcuterie Platter: local meats, olives, whole grain, baguette
  • Fruit Platter
  • Vegetarian Crostini: herbed chevre, lemon oil
  • Tri Tip Beef Skewers w/Chimichurri
  • Brown Butter Blondies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Truffle Popcorn                                       
  • Assorted Sodas/Waters
  • Wine red, white, bubbles
  • Assorted Beers