NOAO


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NOAO

Abbrev. for National Optical Astronomy Observatory.
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Gary Muller, a NOAO senior mechanical engineer involved in the project, uses Mechanical Desktop software from Autodesk of San Rafael, Calif.
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, which manages NOAO for the U.
For such a project, NOAO would need the help of universities, however.
We are very pleased to partner with SPIE, OSA and NOAO to bring the study of this emerging science to our students," said MESA Executive Director Michael Aldaco.
As Albert Fowler, the NOAO engineering manager for this project, puts it, astronomy doesn't have the money it takes to fund state-of-the-art infrared.
The mirrors for the actual NNTT are planned to be somewhat larger, so after this 4-meter mirror has been used for the testing and design procedures, it will be available to NOAO for other uses.
Sites already available to NOAO would be appropriate -- Sacramento Peak (N.
Nor was the NSF alone in putting its NOAO and National Solar Observatory (NSO) Kitt Peak scopes at the bottom of the list.
The plan, as it has evolved since 1984 when NOAO decided that the NNTT should be a multiple-mirror telescope, envisions four mirrors, each of 7.
Former NOAO Director Todd Boroson and NOAO Astronomer Tod Lauer used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, made with a 2.
It was decided not to invest money anymore on telescopes smaller than 4 meters in diameter," says NOAO staff astronomer Hugo Schwarz.
But as McCray tells it, when Goldberg became NOAO director, the observatory was reorganized on elitist grounds that ultimately sat badly with the user community.