Keck Science Meeting 2018

Caltech Astronomy & Astrophysics

September 20-21, 2018: Keck Science Meeting (Caltech)


About the Keck Science Meeting

Caltech and the W.M. Keck Observatory are pleased to announce the 2018 Keck Science Meeting, which will take place on the Caltech campus on Thursday-Friday, September 20-21. The meeting will bring together Keck users from Caltech, the University of California, NASA, the University of Hawaii, Yale University, Swinburne University, ANU, Australian Keck Users via the AAL, Subaru Observatory, and Gemini Observatory. The primary focus of the meeting will be to share exciting science results made possible by Keck Observatory.


This year's meeting will feature a special session that focuses on the future of instrumentation at the two Keck telescopes. The chairs of the Science Steering Committee will also review some of the ideas for future directions offered by Keck users through white paper submissions. We will also have special breakout sessions during lunch on each day with discussions facilitated by support astronomers.


The meeting will be be streamed live online, and the recordings will be available immediately.



KSM2018 Science Organizing Committee

• Christoph Baranec (UH)
• Michael Cooper (UCI)
• Dawn Gelino (NASA)
• Brad Hansen (UCLA, co-chair)
• Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech, co-chair)
• Mariska Kriek (UCB)
• Dimitri Mawet (Caltech)
• Luca Rizzi (WMKO)


KSM2018 Local Organizing Committee

Leslie Kissner
Judy McClain

Meeting information

Caltech is located in Pasadena, California. There are numerous lodging options, from budget to upscale.

Caltech's home page maintains a useful set of directions and maps for reaching campus by car or public transit.

Parking is available in the garage behind the Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics. The address of the garage is 1248 California Ave., Pasadena, CA 91125. A daily parking permit costs $6 and is available at kiosks in the garage. The Caltech parking website has more information.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the meeting. For dinners, Pasadena has a lively restaurant scene. Lake Ave. is walking distance from campus and features many nice restaurants. Old Town Pasadena is 2 miles from the Cahill building and has world-class eateries. See Yelp for recommendations.