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Call for Proposals 2021A

Nikolaus Volgenau | 01 Oct 2020

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MuSCAT3 installation next week

Nikolaus Volgenau | 17 Sep 2020

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MuSCAT3 on schedule; power in Australia

Nikolaus Volgenau | 14 Sep 2020

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MuSCAT3 Installation Date

Nikolaus Volgenau | 18 Aug 2020

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ELP DomA telescope restored; CPT NRES offline

Nikolaus Volgenau | 12 Aug 2020

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TLV NRES restored; ELP Dome A telescope offline

Nikolaus Volgenau | 06 Aug 2020

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MuSCAT3 installation

Nikolaus Volgenau | 08 Jul 2020

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CPT, ELP 1m telescopes; FLOYDS calibration fiber

Nikolaus Volgenau | 03 Jun 2020

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Observation portal security flaw

Nikolaus Volgenau | 20 May 2020

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Restarting operations in South Africa

Nikolaus Volgenau | 06 May 2020

We are bringing our telescopes in South Africa back online this week.

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Three telescopes back online

Nikolaus Volgenau | 01 May 2020

Three telescopes were brought back online in the past week.

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No NRES

Nikolaus Volgenau | 23 Apr 2020

NRES observations are currently not possible with any network telescope.

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Teide, McDonald Observatories back in the network

Nikolaus Volgenau | 20 Apr 2020

We have resumed science observations with telescopes at Teide Observatory (TFN) and McDonald Observatory (ELP).

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Teide shut down; BANZAI update

Nikolaus Volgenau | 02 Apr 2020

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SAAO, McDonald shutdowns

Nikolaus Volgenau | 25 Mar 2020

The LCO network continues to operate at Siding Spring Observatory (COJ) in the south and at Wise Observatory (TLV), Teide Observatory (TFN) and Haleakala Observatory (OGG) in the north.

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Semester 2020A extension

Nikolaus Volgenau | 20 Mar 2020

To mitigate the impact of the shutdown on the 2020A science programs, we have decided to extend the semester by one month.

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Status of LCO during COVID-19 pandemic

Nikolaus Volgenau | 17 Mar 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our global network.

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Call for Global Sky Partners 2020B

Edward Gomez | 08 Mar 2020

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 June 2020 - 31 May 2021.

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Call for Proposals 2020B

Nikolaus Volgenau | 14 Feb 2020

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Call for Proposals 2020A

Nikolaus Volgenau | 01 Sep 2019

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Call for Global Sky Partners 2020

Edward Gomez | 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.

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Educational coder internship 2019

Edward Gomez | 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

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More services at Haleakala

Nikolaus Volgenau | 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

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Power restored on Haleakala

Nikolaus Volgenau | 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