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

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.

LCO Builds New Instrument to Study December Comet

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

LCO and NASA’s Kepler work together to determine origins of supernova

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

Las Cumbres Observatory Welcomes 2019 Education Partners

LCO Education Director Dr. Edward Gomez teaching astronomy at Camp Cosmos

Announcing MARS (Make Alerts Really Simple) mars.lco.global

Zwicky Transient Facility Sees First Light on November 1, 2017. (Credit: Caltech Optical Observatories)

Las Cumbres Observatory Receives a $4,880,000 Grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to Build Two New Telescopes

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.)

Crowdfunding campaign to send science comic books to children around the world

Crowdfunding science education with comic books

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.

Las Cumbres Astronomers Discover a Star That Would Not Die

Artist’s impression of a Supernova. Image Credit NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STSci)

Las Cumbres Observatory Launches Global Education Program

Telescope network based in California donates 1,000 hours of observation time to new education partners across the globe

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.

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