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).
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
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
Crowdfunding science education with comic booksOn 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 name
Telescope network based in California donates 1,000 hours of observation time to new education partners across the globeLas Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new education program that will start on December 1, 2017
Las Cumbres Observatory astronomers were part of an international group of scientists who discovered and made some of the first observations of a kilonova, a new type of explosion in space. This marks the first time in history that an astronomical ph
Astronomers using Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) have observed an exploding star slamming into a nearby companion star and detected the fleeting blue glow from the interaction at an unprecedented level of detail. The observations reveal the surprising
For the past 2 months we have been running an experiment on The Zooniverse's project builder platform, called Agent NEO. We had 2 aims: 1) to improve our code for finding NEO candidates and 2) to shorten the time from observation of the candidate to