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  • 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.
  • The OIR group currently consists of 16 professional engineers and instrument scientists and 3 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

  • 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)
  • Caltech Optical Observatories Instrumentation Group relocates to new Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (February 2, 2009)
  • Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) mosaic imaging camera sees first light on the Samuel Oschin Telescope (December 13, 2008)
  • Oxford's SWIFT visible light integral field spectrograph sees first light with Palomar AO / Palomar LGS AO (October 12, 2008)
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