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This photo was taken in the 0.9-m control room during the last night of the REU/PIA student observing run on Feb. 13, when just by chance all of the observers on the mountain were women. The group included DES observers, the DECam community observer, and the REU and PIA students. From left to right, the people in the photo are:
DECam community observer: Claudia Belardi, DES observer: Marcelle Soares-Santos, DES observer: Chihway Chang, CTIO postdoc: Catherine Kaleida, 0.9-m observer: Pia Amigo, 0.9-m observer: Sanzia Alves, CTIO PIA student: Pamela Soto, CTIO REU student: Brittany Howard
The picture first appeared on the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Facebook page, and is one of the most popular DES posts on Facebook: 11.2K people reached, 1.5K post clicks, 472 likes and shares.
In work just reported in SCIENCE, including data taken at the Kitt Peak 2.1m telescope, a team at JPL/Berkeley has upgraded the use of Type Ia supernovae as standard candles for determining distances.
The March 2015 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download.
Call for proposals for semester 2015B has been released. Deadline: March 31, 2015.
A "growth spurt" from a very young protostar, reported by a team including NOAO scientist Lori Allen. The observations in this study involve both NASA satellites and Kitt Peak telescopes.
Registration is now open for a conference celebrating the career of Dr. Arlo Landolt, “Landolt Standards and 21st Century Photometry”
NOAO is now accepting proposals for the 2015B semester on the WIYN telescope targeted to general exoplanet-related research.