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The LCOGT education operations centre is based in Cardiff University, School of Physics and Astronomy alongside the UK Herschel Outreach Office. Herschel Space Observatory spent over three years taking stunning images of the Universe in far in
Ten grade eight students from Roggeveled primary school in the small town of Sutherland (Northern Cape, South Africa), which is the home of the 3 x 1-meter class Las Cumbres Observatory (LCOGT) robotic telescopes, participated in an essay competition based on variou
“Lets do some great science.” With these words Wayne Rosing announced that the LCOGT Southern ring was complete. Like many projects, science on the LCOGT network began before the completion of construction.
Recently two LCOGT 1.0 meter telescopes went on sky for the first time at Siding Spring Australia. I was given the privilege of taking some of the first images with those telescopes.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke at Santa Barbara's Granada Theater on May 2, 2013. Before the lecture, Dr. Tyson stopped by Las Cumbres Observatory's headquarters in Goleta. Photographer Kimberly Citro, working with UCSB Arts & Lectures which sponsored the lecture, has kindly shared some of her photos of the event with LCOGT.
Maintaining a high-paced rollout, LCOGT shipped two more 1-meter production telescopes today. Bound for Australia and the Siding Spring Observatory, the telescopes will bring the total number of 1-meters to nine. A team lead by LCOGT technician Kurt Vander Horst will travel to Australia in May to install them.
NASA annouced the selection of five exoplanet scientists who will receive the 2013 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships today. One is former LCOGT postdoc Avi Shporer. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope, with six operational observatory sites and more to come, will open their robotic telescopes to hands-on use during the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (IfA) open house this coming April 14.
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