A brand-new telescope at the NRS’s Sedgwick Reserve is giving astronomers front row seats to some of the most spectacular events in the night sky. Learn more about it courtesy of the cover story in UC Santa Barbara Today.
Looking Up: First Observatory at a UC Natural Reserve
The sign on the door of the new Laurie Nelle Byrne Observatory at the Sedgwick Reserve reads: “LCOGT.net We Always Keep You in the Dark.”
The Byrne Observatory, the first at a UC Natural Reserve, is part of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT). When complete, the network will link 44 telescopes around the world, creating an uninterrupted, 24-hour-a-day view of the night sky. Data gathered by the robotic, solar-powered telescopes are accessible via the Internet. [Read more…]