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NSF’s Newest Solar Telescope Produces First Images

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken.

https://www.nso.edu/inouye-solar-telescope-first-light/

First national US observatory to be named after a woman!

It was announced on Jan 6, 2020, that the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will conduct a vast astronomical survey for unprecedented discovery of the deep and dynamic Universe, will now be named the NSF (National Science Foundation) Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Rubin Observatory or VRO)

https://www.lsst.org/news/vro-press-release

NSF’S National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Lab

On 1 October 2019, the nighttime astronomy facilities supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned to operating as one organization, NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. The new organization operates five scientific programs: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the Community Science and Data Center, Kitt Peak National Observatory (all formerly known as the National Optical Astronomy Observatory); Gemini Observatory and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.

https://ncoaweb.azurewebsites.net/news/nsfs-national-optical-infrared-astronomy-research-laboratory-launched/

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