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Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea

Explore the Universe with Charlie Annenberg

Humankind is driven by the need to explore. What creates the need to see the unknown side of a mountain? To cross great oceans in the search for distant shores? In many cases, it’s simply an innate thirst for knowledge and adventure.

High above the Hawaiian Islands, on a dormant volcano, sits an array of some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, exploring the vastness of the universe. Here at the Keck Observatory, astounding new discoveries are being made, including recent news of the most distant galaxy ever detected.

Join explore founder Charlie Annenberg as he travels atop the Mauna Kea Volcano. The science performed here opens up the cosmos and puts the relatively minuscule size of the earth in perspective.