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
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
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
Nikolaus Volgenau | 23 Aug 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2019A semester, which will begin on 1 December 2018 and run through 31 May 2019. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the U
Nikolaus Volgenau | 14 Aug 2018
Last week, the fl16 Sinistro camera (on the Dome A 1m telescope in South Africa) was equipped with a new Archon CCD controller. In the nights following the release of that instrument, from Aug 9 to Aug 13, bad dark frames were acquired which corrupte
Sandy Seale | 13 Aug 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory will host an open house at its headquarters in Goleta, California, from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, August 24.
Edward Gomez | 23 Jul 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for new education partners with projects to run between 1 December 2018 - 1 December 2019.
Sandy Seale | 09 Jul 2018
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.)
Nikolaus Volgenau | 20 Feb 2018
Las Cumbres Observatory is soliciting proposals for science observations for the 2018B semester, which will begin on 1 June 2018 and run through 30 November 2018. This call is for astronomers from institutions without guarantees of Network time: the