Keck Science Steering Committee

Annual Strategic Planning Session

September 22, 2005


1. To analyze and discuss the strategic landscape, examine our strengths and weaknesses as a community, and propose scientific directions that maximize opportunities for the Observatory in the era of many giant telescopes.
2. To assess the accomplishments of the Keck Observatory over the last year compared to goals.

3. To recommit ourselves to the support and development of the Keck Observatory and to update the existing Strategic Plan as required.


12:00 - 1:00pm    Lunch

Chairs – Mclean & Djorgovski

1:00 - 1:30pm The Strategic Landscape: (Ian McLean, George Djorgovski)

1:30 - 2:00pm Current plans at Keck for next 5 years and beyond: (Fred Chaffee, Hilton Lewis)

2:00 - 2:30pm AO at Keck: Claire Max and Mike Liu

2:30 - 3:00pm NASA’s future plans at Keck, including the Interferometer – Steve Ridgway

3:00 - 3:30pm Break

3:30 - 5:00pm Open Discussion (Chaired by Djorgovski & McLean)

Web Forum results (Chaffee)

5:00 - 5:15pm Break - to allow SP leaders to summarize the discussion

5:15 - 5:30pm  Wrap up

6:00 - 7:30pm   Reception