Santa Barbara

The headquarters of LCOGT are located in Goleta, a city close to Santa Barbara, California.

The majority of LCOGT staff are located here. This is also where the 0.4-meter and 1-meter telescopes in the network are designed, assembled and tested. Most of the science team is based here and are affiliated with University of California, Santa Barbara.

For general inquiries, please see our contact page.

This is a 3 hour time-lapse video made by Edward Gomez of the telescope testing site we have in Santa Barbara, called BPL ("back parking-lot").


  • Data

    Information about data format, pipeline and archive.
  • Instruments

    About our science imagers, spectrographs and filter sets.
  • Real-Time Status

    Visualizing telescope and site status.
  • Sales

    Buy network time, join our collaboration, or purchase equipment.
  • Scheduling

    About the adaptive network scheduler
  • Sites

    Information about the nodes in the network.
  • Telescopes

    Details of the 3 classes of telescope in the network.
  • Tools

    Visibility calculator and other observation planning tools.
  • Weather

    The latest weather data from our telescope sites.