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.
The OIR group currently consists of 22 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
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)