- O/IR System
Image Credit: M. Hanna & NOAO/AURA/NSF
A Penn State research group led by Dr. Suvrath Mahadevan will build an extreme precision radial velocity spectrometer to detect and characterize worlds beyond our solar system.
A new pair of lenses for the Mayall
Quarter-ton optics will help us see dark energy’s effects
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction. Ripples in the fabric of spacetime produced by two merging black holes were detected by LIGO.
After quick makeover, KPNO camera sees redder better. The Mosaic-3 camera, mounted on the 4-m Mayall, is on a two-year mission to image the sky in preparation for DESI.
Register now for the 2016 TMT Science Forum, International Partnership for Global Astronomy, taking place in Kyoto, Japan, May 24-26.
Dark Energy Survey (DES) releases early data
Science Verification data from the DES, being carried out with DECam on the 4-m Blanco telescope at CTIO (pictured), now publicly available.
Heavyweight Champion of the Distant Universe. Weighing in at 500 trillion times the mass of the Sun, this young galaxy cluster was first identified with NOAO Deep Wide-field Survey data.