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Image Credit: Las Cumbres Observatory
The US community is invited to submit key project proposals to Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). LCO has issued a call for proposals for large, compelling programs that highlight the unique characteristics and capabilities of their network of 0.4-m, 1-m, and 2-m telescopes. Proposals are due 15 December 2016.
DECam Legacy Survey Announces Third Data Release: reduced images and source catalogs covering between 4000 and 8000 square degrees of sky in three wavelength bands have been released.
A recent community-based study takes a science-driven look at the question “What supporting OIR capabilities will be needed to maximize the science enabled by the LSST?”
Pluto Spray Paints its Moon Red: “Mordor Macula” gets its color from methane gas escaping Pluto & freezing on Charon. NOAO astronomer Tod Lauer is a member of the team reporting this result.
High gas content of distant galaxies likely fueled the high rate of star formation during the “Golden Age” of galaxy formation. The international discovery team included NOAO’s Mark Dickinson.
NSF Funds Open Access to Las Cumbres Observatory. Beginning in 2017, open access time on the LCO global telescope network will be available to the US community through the NOAO TAC.
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!