Image: Artist’s conception of an accretion disk of material flowing around a supermassive black hole, launching a jet of energetic particles. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
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 lower part of the image is a background star. Credit: T. Lister / C. Snodgrass / Las Cumbres Observatory / Faulkes Telescope Project
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 explosion runs into the companion star, causing an increase in brightness for a few days. Credit: NASA
LCO Education Director Dr. Edward Gomez teaching astronomy at Camp Cosmos
Zwicky Transient Facility Sees First Light on November 1, 2017. (Credit: Caltech Optical Observatories)
Las Cumbres Observatory Founder Wayne Rosing and Director Todd Boroson, showing where the two new 1-meter telescopes will be located on Tenerife. (Photo credit Paul Clay.)
On 17 January 2018, Dr. Edward Gomez, Las Cumbres Observatory education director, and Laura Sorvala, independent illustrator, launched a Kickstarter campaign for an educational comic book for kids named Ada's Adventures in Science. It is a special edition that will include a compilation of three earlier Ada comics and new artwork and will come with additional educational activities. The Kickstarter campaign aims to distribute the educational science comics to children around the world.
Press release from Louisiana State University:
Artist’s impression of a Supernova. Image Credit NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STSci)
Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new education program that will start on December 1, 2017, with 12 new education partners from around the globe, adding to our 4 core education partners.