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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.
In 2016A, LCOGT Network has nine 1-meter telescopes and two 2-meter telescopes available for science observations. The SBIG cameras installed on some of the 1m telescopes are being replaced with Sinistro cameras during the (current) 2015B semester. The distribution of Sinistros and SBIGs will be announced before the start of the 2016A semester. The 2m telescopes are equipped with Spectral imagers and FLOYDS low-dispersion spectrographs. Up to 3000 hours of 1m time and 400 hours of 2m time will be allocated, depending on whether new key projects are approved.
Here's an update on recent LCOGT activities.