News & Press Releases

03 Jan 2011

On December 23, 2010, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope’s CEO Wayne Rosing and a crew of three movers from Bucks Movers and Transport Statewide arrived at LCOGT’s Goleta warehouse to see if LCOGT’s 1-meter telescope enclosures could be built in a fast and repeatable manner.

21 Dec 2010

The LCOGT network will consist of at least 6 sites, including Haleakala, Maui and Siding Spring, Australia where the two Faulkes Telescopes reside.

14 Dec 2010

Here are the two images hot off the press. The observations of a strange asteroid were taken about 58 hr apart. It was reported that Steve Larson of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, had imaged the asteroid (596) Scheila on December 11.44-11.47 UT with the 0.68-m Schmidt telescope at Catalina and found it to be in apparent outburst with a comet-like appearance.

26 Nov 2010

16 Nov 2010

On November 11, 2010 the BOS telescope at Sedgwick Reserve produced its first science result. BJ Fulton controlled the 0.8m telescope from Santa Barbara while the Santa Ynez Valley was enjoying good weather and seeing conditions. Taking 120

09 Nov 2010

Sites

As a “Global Telescope Network,” we are carefully planning each site location not only to make sure we have 24/7 all-sky coverage, but we also take into account weather, seeing, accessibility, and more.

28 Oct 2010

Recently a school in the UK contacted us who have been using our network through our partnership with Faulkes Telescope Project. It is always great to hear from people using our network. It looks like they made the most of a bad weather situation.

12 Oct 2010

Once again, Richard Miles from British Astronomical Association's Asteroids and Comets section has glimpsed another fast rotating asteroid, called 2010 TD54. It is estimated that this asteroid is only 7 (+/-2) m in diameter. This asteroid is small and faint, but fortunately it is passing close to the earth at present allowing us a great view. 

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