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Overview

  • Caltech Optical Observatories' Optical/InfraRed (OIR) Instrumentation Group conceives, studies, designs, integrates, and commissions high-impact astronomical instrumentation for Caltech-accessible astronomical observatories including TMT, Keck, Subaru, Gemini, and Palomar. We also support space instrumentation development through partnerships with NASA, DoE, and international universities and space agencies.
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    • The OIR group currently consists of 22 professional instrument scientists, engineers technicians located on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.
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    • The OIR group currently consists of 20 professional instrument scientists, engineers technicians located on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.
 
    • The group is led by Dr. Richard Dekany, Associate Director, COO (626) 395-6798.

Latest News from COO

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  • WaSP first light achieved at prime focus of the Hale 5.1m telescope (Feb 28, 2016)
  • Robo-AO selected for dedicated observing at KPNO 2.1m telescope (April 10, 2015)
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  • Gattini-IR first light achieved on the roof of Cahill (Sept 5, 2018)
  • Zwicky Transient Facility begins live alert stream to US community (June 5, 2018)
  • Zwicky Transient Facility begins survey operations with generation of reference images (March 9, 2018)
 

Caltech Instrumentation Notes (CIN's)

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