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Overview

  • Caltech Optical Observatories' OIR Instrumentation Group conceives, studies, designs, integrates, and commissions high-impact astronomical instrumentation for Caltech-accessible astronomical observatories including TMT, Keck, Gemini, Subaru, and Palomar. We also support space instrumentation development through partnerships with NASA and DoE.
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  • The OIR group currently consists of 16 professional engineers and instrument scientists and 3 postdoctoral scholars, located on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.
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  • The OIR group currently consists of 17 professional engineers and instrument scientists and 4 postdoctoral scholars, 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 OIR

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  • MOSFIRE first light obtained in Caltech laboratory clean room (July 1, 2010)
 
  • First release of full PALM-3000 software delivered to Cahill PALM-3000 testbed (April 5, 2010)
  • Initial P1640 + CAL engineering run marks key step to integration of planet finding AO system (March 22, 2010)
  • Robo-AO's real-time software to be used in Pomona College’s NGS version of Robo-AO at Table Mountain (Dr. Christoph Baranec, Sub-award PI, $100,000 from NSF MRI-R^2; March 4, 2010)
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