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.)

Science Communication internship 2018

Applications for internships are now closed for 2018

Call for proposals 2018B

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 University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), the University of Colorado, and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). Astronomers affiliated with LCO, including Time Allocation Committee members and Science Advisory Committee members, are also welcome to submit proposals. (LCO's Science Collaboration partners that have guaranteed time conduct independent proposal solicitations and reviews.)

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.

Astronomers use Global Telescope Network to Catch a Fleeting Kilonova for the First Time

Artist's illustration of two merging neutron stars. The narrow beams represent the gamma-ray burst while the rippling spacetime grid indicates the isotropic gravitational waves that characterize the merger. Swirling clouds of material ejected from the merging stars are a possible source of the light that was seen at lower energies. Credit:  National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

LCO astronomers help track close-approaching asteroid 2012 TC4

(Animation depicting the flyby of small asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes under Earth. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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