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LCO's telescopes around the world, always ready in the dark, drive a unique and powerful engine supporting discoveries in Time Domain Astronomy.

The unique aspect of LCO science is having a global network of telescopes at our disposal. The areas of astronomy most interesting to us are those which take full advantage of this sort of network; targets which appear suddenly and without warning like supernovae and solar system objects and those which need to be observed for long periods in darkness like exoplanets.

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Recent Publications

Published May 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021 503 3

ASASSN-18am/SN 2018gk: an overluminous Type IIb supernova from a massive progenitor

Bose, Subhash  et al. Bose, Subhash, Dong, Subo, Kochanek, C. S., Stritzinger, M. D., Ashall, Chris, Benetti, Stefano, Falco, E., Filippenko, Alexei V., Pastorello, Andrea, Prieto, Jose L., Somero, Auni, Sukhbold, Tuguldur, Zhang, Junbo, Auchettl, Katie, Brink, Thomas G., Brown, J. S., Chen, Ping, Fiore, A., Grupe, Dirk, Holoien, T. W. -S., Lundqvist, Peter, Mattila, Seppo, Mutel, Robert, Pooley, David, Post, R. S., Reddy, Naveen, Reynolds, Thomas M., Shappee, Benjamin J., Stanek, K. Z., Thompson, Todd A., Villanueva, S., Jr., Zheng, WeiKang,

Published May 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021 503 1

A self-supervised, physics-aware, Bayesian neural network architecture for modelling galaxy emission-line kinematics

Dawson, James M.  et al. Dawson, James M., Davis, Timothy A., Gomez, Edward L., Schock, Justus,

Published May 2021
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 2021 254 1

Finding Quasars behind the Galactic Plane. I. Candidate Selections with Transfer Learning

Fu, Yuming  et al. Fu, Yuming, Wu, Xue-Bing, Yang, Qian, Brown, Anthony G. A., Feng, Xiaotong, Ma, Qinchun, Li, Shuyan,

Published May 2021
The Astronomical Journal, 2021 161 5

A Transiting Warm Giant Planet around the Young Active Star TOI-201

Hobson, Melissa J.  et al. Hobson, Melissa J., Brahm, Rafael, Jordán, Andrés, Espinoza, Nestor, Kossakowski, Diana, Henning, Thomas, Rojas, Felipe, Schlecker, Martin, Sarkis, Paula, Trifonov, Trifon, Thorngren, Daniel, Binnenfeld, Avraham, Shahaf, Sahar, Zucker, Shay, Ricker, George R., Latham, David W., Seager, S., Winn, Joshua N., Jenkins, Jon M., Addison, Brett, Bouchy, François, Bowler, Brendan P., Briegal, Joshua T., Bryant, Edward M., Collins, Karen A., Daylan, Tansu, Grieves, Nolan, Horner, Jonathan, Huang, Chelsea, Kane, Stephen R., Kielkopf, John, McLean, Brian, Mengel, Matthew W., Nielsen, Louise D., Okumura, Jack, Jones, Matias, Plavchan, Peter, Shporer, Avi, Smith, Alexis M. S., Tilbrook, Rosanna, Tinney, C. G., Twicken, Joseph D., Udry, Stéphane, Unger, Nicolas, West, Richard, Wittenmyer, Robert A., Wohler, Bill, Torres, Pascal, Wright, Duncan J.,

Published Apr 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 2021 910 2

ASASSN-14ko is a Periodic Nuclear Transient in ESO 253-G003

Payne, Anna V.  et al. Payne, Anna V., Shappee, Benjamin J., Hinkle, Jason T., Vallely, Patrick J., Kochanek, Christopher S., Holoien, Thomas W. -S., Auchettl, Katie, Stanek, K. Z., Thompson, Todd A., Neustadt, Jack M. M., Tucker, Michael A., Armstrong, James D., Brimacombe, Joseph, Cacella, Paulo, Cornect, Robert, Denneau, Larry, Fausnaugh, Michael M., Flewelling, Heather, Grupe, Dirk, Heinze, A. N., Lopez, Laura A., Monard, Berto, Prieto, Jose L., Schneider, Adam C., Sheppard, Scott S., Tonry, John L., Weiland, Henry,