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Programs

Cerro Tololo Observatory

Cerro Tololo Observatory

From the first observations in 1965, Cerro Tololo, located in Chile, has served as the principal platform for U.S. astronomical
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Community Science & Data Center

Community Science & Data Center

Programs within the CSDC division support and enable a broad range of astronomical community science activities across the US ground-based
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Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observatory

Twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet.
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Telescopes of the Kitt Peak Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Founded in 1958, Kitt Peak National Observatory is home to one of the largest arrays of optical and radio telescopes
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LSST Operations

LSST Operations

Under construction, with an exceptionally wide field of view, LSST will survey the entire sky every three nights.
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