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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

  • PALM-3000 sets world's record with first high-order adaptive optics correction on-sky with 3,388 active-actuator Xinetics DM (June 22, 2011)
  • Robo-AO's PI (Dr. Christoph Baranec) has been awarded funds from the Office of Naval Research/DURIP to support research on astrometric error sources in HgCdTe arrays (June 8, 2011)
  • Robo-AO granted funds from IUSSTF to hold a workshop on Robo-AO science, technology and further Indo-Caltech collaborations (Aug 22-25, Prof. Ramaprakash, Indian PI, Dr. Baranec, US PI; February 10, 2011)
  • 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)

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