On 14 March 2016 the European Space Agency in partnership with the Russian Space Agency launched the first ExoMars spacecraft, to study the red planet.
The fl04 Sinistro camera (in Dome C at our Chilean site) warmed-up unexpectedly on Friday (Feb 19) and was producing bad frames. We suspect that the problem was contamination in the cooling system, which has now been cleared, but we're monitoring the camera's performance tonight.
Annual Award to be Presented by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. this May
The Sinistro camera at LCOGT's Texas site (ELP) is now available for science observations.
This is the original announcement. For full details of the workshop, please see the workshop website.
The first Universe in the Classroom 2.0 primary school teacher-training event took place last week in Wrexham (Wales, UK), during which participant teachers were provided with access to a global network of powerful robotic telescopes, and the resources and know-how to use them to explore the night sky from their classrooms.
LCOGT is soliciting proposals for key projects: large, coherent observing programs designed to take maximum advantage of the unique capabilities of the LCOGT network to address important astrophysical problems. The goal of key projects is to produce the highest-impact science that can be done with the Network.