The March 2014 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download.
On the Cover
NOAO is embarking on a path to better serve the community in the use and analysis of big data. The cover image is the beginning panel of "Tales of the Modern Astronomer: ANTARES Rising," which tells the story of one young researcher in the near future benefiting from such development to exploit "open access to data and real-time astronomy tools" in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Era (read the full story about ANTARES in the Science Highlights section of this Newsletter). Development is starting now to establish this expertise at NOAO on behalf of the community.
Astronomers at the National Observatory Continue to Watch Sn 2014J. NOAO Press Release 14-01
KOSMOS Commissioning Run on the Mayall 4-meter
Join the international star-hunt campaign, Globe at Night, March 21-30, 2014. Use a smart phone to submit sky brightness in real time! Visit globeatnight.org.
Where do stars end and brown dwarfs begin? NOAO Press Release 13-11
Observing the Sun is one of the experiences that Kitt Peak visitors are treated to during the daytime public tours.
NOAO is saddened to report the passing of Oscar Saa. A long time employee of CTIO, Saa was in charge of all telescope operations. Read and share your memories.
Blanco f/8 secondary major milestone: The mirror has been mounted on the telescope for the first time since the accident. This was a joint NOAO South/North effort.