Todd Henderson on the job at Las Cumbres Observatory

People of LCO

Todd Henderson

19 May 2021

Mechanical Project Engineer

Carole East with a Naxi tribe woman at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China.

People of LCO

Carole East

08 Apr 2021

Finance and Contracts Manager

The MuSCAT3 multi-channel camera, shown before it shipped from Tokyo in the summer of 2020, for installation on the LCO 2m telescope at Haleakala Observatory.


LCO image opened in AstroImageJ and annotated to indicate the locations of the stars in a tertiary system. The position angle and separation of the A and C components were measured in this study, see work below by Slown, Freed, & Brazzle.


Asteroid 2020 OO1, image courtesy of University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy HI STAR program.


LCO 2m and 1m telescope enclosures at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.


Las Cumbres Observatory Robotic Telescopes Provide Vital Data for Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Sandy Seale | 26 Jun 2020

During COVID-19 pandemic, LCO has continued to operate their global network of robotic telescopes where it is safe and allowed to do so

A student in the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers in Nigeria learns how to use a telescope.


LCO Global Sky Partner WAISSYA 2019 is an Inspiring Success

Sandy Seale | 08 Dec 2019

West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers has great success with students in Nigeria

Artist's illustration of two merging neutron stars. Credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet.


Las Cumbres Observatory to help develop a Cyberinfrastructure Institute for Astronomical Data

Sandy Seale | 24 Oct 2019

Las Cumbres Observatory is one of nine organizations jointly awarded a $2.8 million grant by the National Science Foundation to further develop the concept for a Scalable Cyberinfrastructure Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (SCIMMA).

The Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR), located at Cerro Pachon in Chile. Photo credit NOAO.


LCO Reaches a Major Milestone with Observations on the SOAR Telescope

Sandy Seale | 14 Aug 2019

Las Cumbres Observatory has just reached a major milestone, when the first night of observations directed by LCO were conducted on the 4.1m SOAR Telescope in Chile.

Comet 46P/Wirtanen from FTN


LCO Builds New Instrument to Study December Comet

Sandy Seale | 14 Dec 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen as viewed with the Faulkes Telescope North, Las Cumbres Observatory at Maui, Hawaii, on 9 December 2018. The green diffuse cloud is the comet’s coma – the green color being caused by carbon molecules. The reddish stripe in the lowe

Progenitor of Type Ia supernova


LCO and NASA’s Kepler work together to determine origins of supernova

Sandy Seale | 29 Nov 2018

Artist’s conception of the progenitor system of a Type Ia supernova. A white dwarf (tiny dot in the center of the disk at right) steals matter from a companion star (left).  When it steals too much matter, the white dwarf explodes. This supernova exp