The March 2015 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download.
On the Cover
NOAO unveiled the first chapter of its graphic novel, “Tales of the Modern Astronomer: ANTARES Rising,” at the January 2014 American Astronomical Association (AAS) meeting to highlight the ANTARES project. The cover image for this Newsletter issue is the first panel of the graphic novel’s second chapter,“First Bytes: Dawn of the Data.” The story line for this new chapter was presented as the backdrop of the NOAO booth at the January 2015 AAS meeting. Read more starting on page 24 of this month's Newsletter.
SAM looks at HH 46/47. Dr. Bart Bok used the Blanco 4-m to take one of the earliest pictures of HH46/47 on Feb. 14, 1978. That image is sometimes referred to as the Valentine’s night picture (PASP 90, 498).
Registration is now open for a conference celebrating the career of Dr. Arlo Landolt, “Landolt Standards and 21st Century Photometry”
NASA Solicits Proposals for a World-class Precision Doppler Spectrometer at Kitt Peak National Observatory
NOAO Press Release 15-02
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project has delivered major optical elements to Arizona Optical Science and L3-Brashear for figuring and polishing.
Mayall 4-m helps create CAT Scan of Nearby Supernova Remnant, Revealing Frothy Interior
Smashing Results About Our Nearby Galactic Neighbors
NOAO Press release 15-01