We are happy to announce that the on-sky factory test of the second GOTO system was successful. These were performed outside ASA headquarters in wintry conditions. All tracking and wind-resistance tests were within expected specs and with excellent tracking performance. An impressive slewing speed of 10 degrees per second was achieved with pointing accuracy better…Details
Multiple positions at University of Warwick in extragalactic transients and multi-messenger astronomy
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at The University of Warwick invites applications for at least two permanent academic, and one fixed-term Research Fellow in the field of extragalactic transients and multi-messenger astronomy. Please check our Jobs page: https://goto-observatory.org/job-opportunities/Details
We are very excited to see the first of two domes constructed and ready to be shipped to the GOTO-S site at Siding Springs Observatory. The two Astrohaven 18 foot domes will each host eight 40cm telescopes. The second dome is currently under construction and is foreseen to be completed two months from now.
The Warwick Astronomy and Astrophysics group seeks to appoint two Research Fellows to work within the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer project under supervision of Prof Danny Steeghs. The fellows will contribute to the development, operations and science exploitation of the GOTO facility. For more information have a look at the job ad. Deadline is…Details
GOTO team member Dr Martin Dyer of the University of Sheffield has been awarded the Patricia Tomkins Thesis Prize by the Royal Astronomical Society, for the best thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics. Martin joined the GOTO project as a PhD student in 2015, and submitted his doctoral thesis “A telescope control and…Details
Drs. Joe Lyman and Laura Nuttall have each been awarded a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF), with GOTO playing a major role in the respective projects. The prestigious FLF scheme is designed to attract and retain the most talented researchers in the UK and come with generous support for up to 7…Details
In late 2019 the GOTO collaboration received the news that the STFC has awaerded GBP3.4m to expand the network to an additional node in Australia. We’ll be adding a second mount to our La Palma node, and fully populating both mounts, with 16 telescopes in total at that site. With the additional sky coverage, we’ll…Details