Astronomical observations

W. M. Keck Observatory’s twin 10-meter telescopes on Maunakea are among the world’s largest, most scientifically productive optical and infrared telescopes. (COURTESY PHOTO/W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY)

Honokaa High School graduate Keilani Steele, with guidance from W. M. Keck Observatory Support Astronomer Carlos Alvarez, gathers spectra of the Draco Dwarf galaxy during her observing run early Friday morning. (COURTESY PHOTO/W.M. KECK OBSERVATORY)

MAUNAKEA SUMMIT — Conducting professional, astronomical observations at a world-class telescope before entering college is almost unheard of.