NOAO System Science Center (NSSC)

NSSC 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, NSSC is involved in a range of O/IR System development activities.

NSSC 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 NSSC, Verne V. Smith (


Last updated or reviewed May 19, 2015.