There'd be no such thing as optical astronomy
, and S&T likely wouldn't exist.
I've explored Pluto and the distant reaches of the universe from the comfort of my living room," said Tod Lauer, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory in Arizona.
DECam is installed at the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory (NOAO)'s 4-meter Blanco Telescope, located at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), in northern Chile, at an altitude of 7,200 feet.
The Australian Government has today entered a big science strategic partnership to provide Australian astronomers with long-term access to the worlds best optical telescopes and sustain our place at the forefront of global optical astronomy
Arjun Dey of the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory, one of the authors of the report said.
Wolff (former director of the Kitt peak National Observatory and the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory) deftly explores these questions and more by taking a look at the search for life and new planets, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, and building bigger and better telescopes.
that's the end of the story," says Joan Najita, an astrophysicist at the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory in Tucson.
Our observations provide a first glimpse at protostars that have just begun to 'glow' at far-infrared wavelengths," said paper coauthor Elise Furlan, a postdoctoral research associate at the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory in Tucson, Ariz.
It also takes a financial toll: The federally funded National Optical Astronomy
Observatory (NOAO) reports that poorly-aimed, unshielded outdoor lights waste $2 billion (17.
The discovery is surprising because previous surveys had not found galaxies this bright so early in the history of the universe," said Mark Dickinson of the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.
This is strongly motivated by the dark and clear skies in Sutherland for optical astronomy
, the vast desolate plains of the Karoo for frequency interference-less radio astronomy, and the urge to develop world class astronomical facilities in order to maintain South African astronomy as world class.
The cage containing the camera will be mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the National Optical Astronomy
Observatory's Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in north-central Chile.