To help confirm the finding and better determine the properties of the Kepler-452 system, the team conducted ground-based observations at the University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory
, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory on Mt.
April 19 by SMU's robotic telescope at the McDonald Observatory
in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
A second telescope will be installed at the McDonald Observatory
before the end of the year.
A law passed last year requires municipalities within 57 miles of the McDonald Observatory
(which is north of Alpine) to approve ordinances to minimize the impact of lighting on the observatory.
The announcement came a week after the Knowledge Network and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory
said they would collaborate on using content from the school's StarDate program to enhance the network's Project Share, an online teaching community.
The researchers also used data gathered by a telescope at the McDonald Observatory
in Fort Davis, Texas.
COMEX INDUSTRIAL COATINGS HELPING TO REHABILITATE THE MCDONALD OBSERVATORY
Among the 34 topics are probing chemistry during star and planet formation, the N-body approach to disk galaxy evolution, white dwarfs and stellar evolution, photometry of near-Earth asteroids at McDonald Observatory
, and modeling star formation with dust.
Smith telescope at the school's McDonald Observatory
, astronomers Feng Ma and Beverley Wills say there are indications suggesting that radio-loud quasars are simply blazars seen from the side.
Mark Adams, superintendent of the McDonald Observatory
in west Texas, says that the very fact that city lights are visible from on high is proof of their wastefulness.
But on March 3 and 4, Peter Shelus of the McDonald Observatory
in western Texas brought a 30-inch telescope to bear on the asteroid, and by tracking it he was able to greatly improve calculations of its orbit.
We've been doing this sort of thing for about 30 years now," says astronomer Peter Shelus of the McDonald Observatory