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National Optical Astronomy Observatory

(NOAO) A US organization bringing under one administration the national facilities for optical astronomy at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona; Cerro Tololo Inter–American Observatory, Chile; and Sacramento Peak Observatory, New Mexico. The National Solar Observatory, formerly run by the NOAO, now has its own director. Founded in 1982, the NOAO was set up to consolidate all the groundbased optical astronomy observatories under the control of the US Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), a consortium of US universities under contract to the National Science Foundation. The headquarters of the NOAO are in Tucson, Arizona. The NOAO also represents the US astronomical community in the International Gemini Project through its NOAO Gemini Science Center at Tucson (see Gemini Telescopes).
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Bahram Mobasher and Naveen Reddy, along with astronomers from University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, identified the galaxy using deep optical and infrared images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
This is a treasure trove," comments astronomer Stephen Strom, director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) produced the popular Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) package, used to process data from optical and infrared telescopes.
This modern complex, located 480 kilometers north of Santiago in the Andean foothills, is one of four National Optical Astronomy Observatories operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Incorporated under contract with the NSF.
SOAR is a partnership between the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, the University of North Carolina, Michigan State University and Brazil.
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) nowadays manages the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Space Telescope Institute, and International Gemini Project.
Using a set of filters similar to those employed by Hu's team, Arjun Dey of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson and his collaborators recently found three extremely distant galaxies, he told Science News.
Najita of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson and her colleagues took a census of brown dwarfs in the star cluster IC 348 and found that the lower-weight dwarfs greatly outnumber the heavier ones, they report in the Oct.
The Sandage group's number is slightly lower, at 60 km/s/megaparsec, implying a slightly older universe, according to team member Abhijit Saha of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson.
Morrison of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson.
Livingston of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucscon, Ariz.
Founded by David Crawford, an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, the IDA achieves its goals through educating the public and lighting professionals.

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