News & Press Releases

09 Oct 2012
This week’s interview is with Juan Garza. One of our telescope assembly technicians based in Santa Barbara.
05 Oct 2012

Willie Koorts of the South Africa Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) put together a time-lapse movie of the development of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telesope 1-meter telescope node at their site. The movie shows the site development and the creation of infrastructure. Three telescopes will be on their way to the site within the next couple of months!

02 Oct 2012

Last night, October 1, 2012, was the first night of purely science operations for Las Cumbres Observatory’s first 1-meter telescope. The telescope is run remotely and robotically, taking queued observations from the LCOGT “POND” database, and executing them.

02 Oct 2012

A small team of Las Cumbres Observatory engineering and technical specialists arrived at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in central Chile on September 27, 2012. Their job, to install and commission three LCOGT 1-meter telescopes.

13 Sep 2012

Beijing Olympic park played host to the 28th triennial general assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) this August. I was delighted to get a chance to attend and talk about the education and outreach resources of LCOGT.

04 Sep 2012

This week’s interview is with Ben Haldeman.

29 Aug 2012

Todays’ print edition of the New York Times reported on a paper from the journal Science authored by Las Cumbres Observatory scientists Benjamin Dilday and Andy Howell, among others. The paper, widely reported in astronomy and physics media, was picked up by the Times because it demonstrates for the first time alternate means by which a supernova can form.

14 Aug 2012

A national Science week was celebrated nationwide here in South Africa from July 30-August 5, 2012. The event, an initiative of the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) for highlighting the importance of science for development, is intended to expose school students and teachers to science-based careers.

09 Aug 2012

This summer has been a very busy outreach season for us in UK. Stuart and I, with assistance from many others, have exhibited at 3 different festivals and spoken to around 1000 people. We've fine tuned setting up our stand to be a well oiled machine! The theme has an over-arching theme of multi-wavelength views of the Universe.