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Here is a year end summery of activities involving the BOS telescope at Sedgwick Reserve covering education and outreach, science, and engineering.
Last week I visited the South Africa Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town which is home to the IAU's Office for Astronomy Development (OAD).
Despite cold and heavy winds, snow, and freezing temperatures, new domes were constructed in Texas at McDonald Observatory and in South Africa at Sutherland!
Following the updates to our website last month one area that still needed improving was our website search. For a while we've been relying on the built-in search that comes with our main content management software.
This week’s interview was with Rachel Haynes. The interview actually took place in late November, and since then Rachel has accepted employment with another local company and left LCOGT.
On December 1, Adams Elementary School in Santa Barbara held their annual science night. Several science and engineering groups from around town were invited to participate including LCOGT.
At an early hour on Friday November 25, 2011 there was a solar eclipse only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. If you had been at the South Pole, you would have seen about 80% of the Sun was covered by the Moon. From Cape Town, South Africa, the event lasted only for about an hour and the maximum coverage was only 10% of the Sun's diameter.
Observing with BOS one of our astronomy team, BJ Fulton, has compiled a video of the asteroid 2005 YU55 as when it was recently near the Earth on its travel around the Solar System.
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