- O/IR System
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.
NASA’s New Horizons spots signs of polar caps on Pluto. Image processing, by NOAO astronomer Tod Lauer and the New Horizons Science Team, revealed these surface features.
The US National Gemini office is pleased to inaugurate its website. All Gemini Users are invited to explore, experiment, and give us feedback on these pages.
The application process is open for the 2015 La Serena School for Data Science, taking place August 15-22, 2015.
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.
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.
NASA Solicits Proposals for a World-class Precision Doppler Spectrometer at Kitt Peak National Observatory
NOAO Press Release 15-02