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Kitt Peak Receives Major Components for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
Components for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) recently arrived at KPNO and were delivered inside the 4-m Mayall enclosure. The components are part of the support structure for DESI’s robotic fiber-optic positioners that will capture the light from millions of distant galaxies.
Read more at: NOAO Press Release 18-02.
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A Snake in the Clouds: A New Dwarf Galaxy in the Magellanic Bridge. Astronomers using DECam on the CTIO Blanco 4m detected the new galaxy in the stream of gas linking the LMC & SMC.
The April 2018 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download. It contains sections on Science Highlights, Community Science & Data, System Observing, and NOAO Operations & Staff.
Exploding Star Shines Bright, Fades Fast in a discovery made by a team that includes NOAO astronomers A. Zenteno and C. Smith. Read more in the Notre Dame Press Release.
DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies.
May 21-22, 2018
A Runaway Star in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The discovery was made using the CTIO 4-m Blanco telescope. Read more in Lowell Observatory press release.
New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope: Over the next 15 months, the telescope will prepare for the installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument.