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Beginning in 2017, open access time on the LCO global telescope network will be available to the US community through the NOAO TAC. The LCO network includes nine 1m and two 2m optical telescopes that are optimized for time-domain studies. A call for proposals will be issued by NOAO early next year. Read More...
Ultra-faint stellar systems discovered toward the Sagittarius stream. The discovery team included NOAO astronomers Kathy Vivas, Tim Abbott, David James, Chris Smith, and Alistair Walker.
Zwicky Transient Facility Community Workshop at January AAS meeting. Instrument capabilities, data products, public survey parameters, & release schedule will be discussed. Arrive early at AAS 229 to join in!
The September 2015 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download.
More Than Meets the Eye: A Massive Galaxy That’s Nearly All Dark Matter. Observations made with Gemini and Keck were used to infer the mass of the galaxy from the motions of its stars.
A five-planet system revealed by NASA's Kepler K2 mission. The Robo-AO adaptive optics system on the Kitt Peak 2.1m telescope was used to rule out a non-planetary origin for the transit signals.
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Enters Construction Phase. Installation at the Kitt Peak Mayall telescope will begin in 2017.