Call for Proposals 2020A

01 Sep 2019

Call for Global Sky Partners 2020

06 Aug 2019
Las Cumbres Observatory is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for new educational partners, Global Sky Partners, with projects to run between 1 December 2019 - 1 December 2020.

Educational coder internship 2019

02 Apr 2019
Are you interested in space and coding? We are running a 6-8 week, paid internship programme between June - August 2019 for undergraduate students. We are looking for students to work with the Las Cumbres Observatory education team to create tools fo

More services at Haleakala

01 Mar 2019
We continue to make progress restoring services at our Haleakala site after the Feb 9 storm. Our portable generator continues to provide power for our equipment. The two 0.4m telescopes resumed making science observations on the night of Feb 27. The

Power restored on Haleakala

25 Feb 2019
We had no power at our Haleakala site for two weeks, but last Friday, we got a portable generator up to the summit and got it hooked up. Our site manager spent the weekend testing all of the systems (enclosure, telescopes, instruments, etc.), and las

Call for Proposals 2019B

20 Feb 2019
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2019B semester, which will begin on 1 June 2019 and run through 30 November 2019. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the

No power on Haleakala

13 Feb 2019
A powerful storm slammed into Maui this past weekend. High winds blew down utility poles, and power went out at Haleakala observatory. Today, the site still had no power, so observations haven't been possible. Our site manager is at the summit today

Sinistro readout; real time BANZAI pipeline

04 Feb 2019
At 0 UT on Feb 5, we will be reducing the CCD overhead times on the Sinistro imagers from 38s to 28s. The change will be immediately carried over to the calculation of overheads in the user portal. We will attempt to identify pre-transition observati

File name change; Sinistro readout reduction

23 Jan 2019
Last week, I announced that we would be changing the naming convention for the master calibration frames, and that the change was "imminent." Well, today was the day. The BANZAI pipeline has been updated, and now the master calibration frames have na

Master cal file names

16 Jan 2019
LCO's software team is currently working on a project to BANZAI-process data in "real time". Currently, the BANZAI pipeline operates in two modes: it creates a "quick look" data product as soon as an exposure is transferred back to HQ, and it creates

Archon controllers in Australia. And Happy Holidays!

20 Dec 2018
On Monday, Archon controllers were installed into the Sinistro imagers at our Siding Spring site. These two instruments, now dubbed fa12 and fa11, are the last of the Sinistros to get the new controllers. They will be made available for science obser

Call for Proposals 2019A

23 Aug 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2019A semester, which will begin on 1 December 2018 and run through 31 May 2019. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the U

fl16 Sinistro bad dark; SBIG cameras fast & slow; etc.

14 Aug 2018
Last week, the fl16 Sinistro camera (on the Dome A 1m telescope in South Africa) was equipped with a new Archon CCD controller. In the nights following the release of that instrument, from Aug 9 to Aug 13, bad dark frames were acquired which corrupte

New controllers for Sinistro cameras

08 Aug 2018

FLOYDS slit errors

01 Aug 2018

Call for education partners 2019

23 Jul 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for new education partners with projects to run between 1 December 2018 - 1 December 2019.

Science Communication internship 2018

01 Apr 2018
Applications for internships are now closed for 2018

Call for proposals 2018B

20 Feb 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2018B semester, which will begin on 1 June 2018 and run through 30 November 2018. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the

Call for proposals 2018A

01 Sep 2017
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2018A semester, which will begin on 1 December 2017 and run through 31 May 2018. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the U