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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

  • Gattini-UV South Pole Camera (Dr. Anna Moore, PI) delivered to Amundsen-Scott Station (Jan 18, 2011)
  • Successful commissioning of Robo-AO's UV laser guide star at Palomar Observatory (Sept 25, 2010)
  • 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)
  • Robo-AO (Dr. Christoph Baranec, PI) awarded $576,782 from NSF ATI program (June 15, 2009)
  • Gattini-UV South Pole Camera (Dr. Anna Moore, PI) awarded $311,706 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Public Law 111-5) (May 20, 2009)
  • MOSFIRE Project receives cryogenic slit mask (CSU) mechanism from CSEM, Switzerland (May 13, 2009)

Group Meetings

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