News & Press Releases

10 Jun 2011

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) achieved a critical milestone today, with two 40’ containers leaving their Santa Barbara headquarters en route to the CTIO observatory node in Chile. Inside the containers are three sets of enclosure walls designed and built by LCOGT for our 1-meter class telescopes.

04 Jun 2011
   When Dr. Günther Hasinger, the new director of the University of Hawai`i Institute for Astronomy (IfA), recently visited Maui I was more than happy to give him some time on the Faulkes Telescope North.  I did this to help him a better understanding of what the facility can and does mean to education and outreach in Hawai`i.  Dr. Hasinger had prepared to image Hartley 2G.
26 May 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day (or APOD) featured the Supernova Sonata, featuring stars exploding to music. 

23 May 2011

The LCOGT network will consist of at least six sites around the world to create its unique capabilities to observe for 24/7 in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. These sites include additions to Haleakala and Siding Spring next to the two Faulkes Telescopes.

09 May 2011

We held our first star party at Photon Ranch for 2011. The guests were from The Oaks Parent Child Workshop, a preschool located in Santa Barbara. For the past two years, LCOGT has donated a star party as a silent auction item to raise money for

05 May 2011

We have been very busy hosting two star parties at Sedgwick Reserve within the last week!

05 May 2011

Recently Dr. John Pye brought students from his astronomy class to visit the Faulkes Telescope North. Each semester Dr. Pye brings his students from UH Maui College to the summit for an evening observing with the Faulkes Telescope North, and with smaller telescopes brought by the HaleakalāAmateur astronomers.

22 Apr 2011

At McDonald Observatory in western Texas, there is a very unique telescope. This telescope had it's original first light back in October of 2009, but on April 20th, 2011, the Wren-Marcario Acecssible Telescope (WMAT) have its first ADA accessible first light.

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