Keck Telescope

Kamuela, HI

Client

W.M. Keck Observatory

Completion

2012
Keck Telescope Kamuela, HI
Keck Telescope Kamuela, HI
Keck Telescope Kamuela, HI

On 15 October 2006, a large earthquake damaged both telescopes at Keck Observatory causing them to miss weeks of observation. Following this event, the observatory wanted to upgrade the structural support systems of both telescopes to reduce downtime during operational-level earthquakes and to endure survival-level earthquakes. SGH analyzed the Keck telescopes for seismic performance.