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Credit: National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/AURA/NSF/P. Marenfeld

NOAO Unites with Gemini and LSST

As of 1 October 2019, NOAO has joined with Gemini Observatory and LSST operations to create a new organization, NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NSF’s NOIRLab). As the preeminent US center for ground-based optical-infrared astronomy, the new organization brings together diverse pathways for astronomical exploration, serves as a focal point for community coordination and collaboration, and enables the discoveries of the future. The integration is part of a long-term evolutionary trend and is reminiscent of the origin of NOAO itself.

Read more in this Currents article and in the NSF’s NOIRLab press release.

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