About us

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network is an integrated set of robotic telescopes, distributed around the world. The network currently includes two 2-meter telescopes, sited in Hawaii and eastern Australia, nine 1-meter telescopes, sited in Chile, South Africa, eastern Australia, and Texas, and three 0.4-meter telescopes, sited in Chile and the Canary Islands.

Our network capabilities emphasize the unique requirements of time-domain astrophysics.  Our instrumentation is designed to allow seamless integration of data from multiple telescopes.  Observations are carried out by fully-robotic, on-site systems that are fed by a single network scheduler.  We support the scheduling of sequences of observations (over all cadences and time periods) as well as rapid-response targets of opportunity.

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building and operating a network of professional robotic telescopes, deployed worldwide, for science and education. Our users include professional astronomers, school children and interested members of the public. It is our goal to be a world-class scientific organization, while enabling a new generation of young people to explore the process of science and scientific thinking, through hands-on astronomy.  Our professional users include the members of our Science Collaboration, a set of institutions that has helped us build our network.

  • Data

    Information about data format, pipeline and archive.
  • Instruments

    About our science imagers, spectrographs and filter sets.
  • Real-Time Status

    Visualizing telescope and site status.
  • Sales

    Buy network time, join our collaboration, or purchase equipment.
  • Scheduling

    About the adaptive network scheduler
  • Sites

    Information about the nodes in the network.
  • Telescopes

    Details of the 3 classes of telescope in the network.
  • Tools

    Visibility calculator and other observation planning tools.
  • Weather

    The latest weather data from our telescope sites.