Key Projects are large, coherent, observing programs designed to take maximum advantage of the unique capabilities of the LCO global telescope network. They involve thousands of hours of observations over multiple years. This investment of observing time enables results that promise scientific impact that would not be possible from a collection of multiple, smaller programs.
The original LCO Key Projects, selected in 2017/18, complete their observations in semester 2020A. A complete new set of Key Projects begins in semester 2020B. They include new work in science areas from previous Key Projects, as well as multiple programs addressing new science questions.
The 2020 Key Project programs are presented here: