The TESS-Keck Survey

[special thanks to all TKS members]

The TESS-Keck Survey (TKS) is a very large collaboration between Caltech, the University of California (including Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Cruz), the University of Hawai'i, the University of Kansas, NASA, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and the W. M. Keck Observatory. TKS was selected as a NASA Key Strategic Mission Support program and was collectively awarded more than 100 nights over multiple semesters to follow up TESS planets. The survey is being conducted with the High-Resolution Spectrograph (HIRES), which is mounted on the Keck I telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Maunakea in Hawai'i.


We recognize and acknowledge the cultural role and reverence that the summit of Maunakea has within the indigenous Hawaiian community. We are deeply grateful to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain. We thank all the observers who spent time collecting data over the many years at Keck/HIRES. We gratefully acknowledge the efforts and dedication of the Keck Observatory staff for support of HIRES and remote observing. We thank the University of California and Google for supporting Lick Observatory and the UCO staff for their dedicated work scheduling and operating the telescopes of Lick Observatory.

We are grateful to the time assignment committees of the University of California, University of Hawai'i, the California Institute of Technology, and NASA for supporting the TESS-Keck Survey with observing time at Keck Observatory and on the Automated Planet Finder. We thank NASA for funding associated with our Key Strategic Mission Support project. We thank Ken and Gloria Levy, who supported the construction of the Levy Spectrometer on the Automated Planet Finder.