NOAO System Science and Data Center (NSSDC)

NSSDC facilitates and supports community open access to telescopes operated by NOAO, Gemini, and other organizations through the US O/IR System. As part of that mission, NSSDC is involved in a range of O/IR System development activities.

NSSDC also facilities and supports community open access to NOAO data holdings and services.

Telescope time allocation activities

System User Support services


NOAO data services

US O/IR System development and coordination activities

Questions? Contact Associate Director for NSSDC, Verne V. Smith (


Last updated or reviewed October 27, 2015.