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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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