NExScI administers NASA's portion of the time on the Keck Telescopes, issuing the proposal solicitation, conducting the peer review, and finalizing selections for investigations. Click on the following links for detailed information on Keck time solicitations and a list of selected NASA-Keck research projects since 1996B.
Further, the NExScI has developed (jointly with IPAC and WMKO) the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA), an archiving and access system for the HIRES data, NIRSPEC data, NIRC2 and Keck Interferometer data. More details on PI and public access to data from this archive are available here.
The Keck Telescopes are operated for the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA), the University of Hawaii (UH), NASA and the California Institute of Technology by the William M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) in Waimea, HI. The Keck telescopes are two 10 meter aperture telescopes whose primary mirrors are each composed of thirty-six 2 meter mirror segments.
NExScI facilitates the NASA Keck Management and Operations Working Group (MOWG). This MOWG reviews all aspects of the operations of the facility, including budgets, observing proposal review, visitor support, telescope performance, maintenance, instrumentation, operational procedures, scientific results and future plans. The group meets twice per year and reports to NASA Headquarters. The current membership of the NASA Keck MOWG can be found here.