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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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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Kiosk - observing for beginners using LCO

Edward Gomez | 03 Feb 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to inspiring people of all ages through the use of robotic telescopes, we are pleased to announce the launch of Kiosk, an entry-level observing portal

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

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LCO Welcomes 3rd Annual Cohort of Global Sky Partners

Edward Gomez | 02 Dec 2019

Global Sky Partners 2020 program welcomes new, exciting projects and the return of highly successful ones

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.

Dr. Lisa Storrie-Lombardi

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LCO Names Dr. Lisa Storrie-Lombardi New Director

Sandy Seale | 01 Aug 2019

Dr. Lisa Storrie-Lombardi takes the reins of Las Cumbres Observatory as President & Observatory Director on August 1, 2019

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Spectacular new image of Haley's Coronet

Edward Gomez | 21 Mar 2016

This new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1532, also known as Haley's Coronet, was taken using our 1-meter telescopes at our Chile node.

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Archon controllers in Australia. And Happy Holidays!

Nikolaus Volgenau | 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

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.

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LCO works with NASA and the International Space Station in Black Hole Discovery

Sandy Seale | 14 Jan 2019

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.