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Call for Proposals for Key Projects to use the LCOGT 1m and 2m telescope networks
The 2015A semester runs from April 1 to September 30 , 2015. The 2015B semester runs from October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
Proposals for Key Projects must be submitted by February 9, 2015.
Call for Proposals to use the LCOGT 1m & 2m telescope facilities
The 2015A semester runs from 2015 April 1 to 2015 September 30 UTC.
This week (on 8 December 2014) Eric Saunders, LCOGT software team leader, was invited to speak to 7th grade science class in Santa Barbara Junior High. I volunteered to go along with him to help.
Last weekend one of our flagship telescopes, Faulkes Telescope South (FTS), celebrated its 10 year anniversary. For many years FTS was one of only 2 telescopes in the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.
We are continually updating our systems with hardware and software, to improve the capabilities of our network. One major upgrade we have recently made is to allow adaptive scheduling of comets.
We have recently identified a bug in our online visibility tool, which caused it to incorrectly calculate the hour angle of objects with high RA.
The 2014B semester runs from 2014 October 1 to 2015 March 31 UTC.
As part of the commissioning process for our new science camera, Sinistro, some of the science team have been taking long exposures to see what the camera is capable of. Below is a colour composite image from over 7 hours, and 93 image, worth of observing effort, taken at the Cerro Tololo site of LCOGT.
JD Armstrong works on outreach for University of Hawai'i's Institute for Astronomy on Maui. A major part of his job is to mentor hawaiian students in astronomy research projects and in particular projects that involve the LCOGT observatory on Maui, Faulkes Telescope North (FTN).
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