These institutions are guaranteed observing time with the LCO Network.
|Institution||Approximate hours per year|
|Australian National University||200||400||400|
|AURA (on behalf of the Chilean astronomical community)||0||600||400|
|Faulkes Telescope Project||620||0||0|
|Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii||300||0||600|
|National Astronomical Observatories, China||0||500||0|
|National Science Foundation||400||2500||0|
|South African Astronomical Observatory||0||600||400|
|St. Andrews University||0||3300||0|
|University of Texas||0||600||300|
|Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias||0||800||800|
|Las Cumbres Observatory allocates the remaining time to Key Projects, regular and Director's Discretionary proposals, and the Global Sky Partners.|
|Las Cumbres Observatory, Inc.||2480||15300||17100|
The approximate number of hours per year is scaled to an estimate of 1000 usable hours per telescope per semester.
These institutions are not guaranteed observing time with the LCO Network but are eligible to apply for LCO's share.