Russ Genet: Robotic Telescope Advances Knowledge Of The Sky

Contemporary investigation of the heavens is getting a boost from recent advances in the use of robotic telescope technology, an expert in the field observes. Russ Genet, a pioneer in the field, says the evolution of robotic telescopes has led to “radical new discoveries in astronomy”. Genet, who started out forty years ago, as a […]

posted February 26, 2018

Space Situational Awareness

SSA Seeks To Prevent Orbital Collisions, Malicious Attacks In our highly interconnected, tech-dependent, early-21st century world, little everyday thought is given to the massive conglomeration of hardware circling the Earth, which makes our modern lives possible. Countries with active space programs (and in recent years, commercial entities like Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture) have been sending […]

posted February 26, 2018

CDK20 Used High Altitude LIDAR Atmospheric Sensing

        Ground-based LIDAR for Launch Site and Test Ranges Michigan Aerospace was funded by NOAA to demonstrate long-range wind LIDAR technology for future satellite missions to measure global tropospheric winds. Built around a PlaneWave 20″ telescope, Michigan Aerospace developed the High Altitude LIDAR Atmospheric Sensing (HALAS) System as a ground-based, UV LIDAR […]

posted October 27, 2017

CDK 700 at Thacher School

The Thacher School, a coeducational boarding high school perched at the foot of the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, California. Here, students encounter a combination they won’t find anywhere else: demanding academics, tough character-building challenges and a healthy, authentic community culture that supports them every step of the way. It’s how Thacher succeeds in shaping […]

posted December 16, 2016

Great Basin Observatory

  The Great Basin Observatory is a collaborative effort of Great Basin National Park; the Great Basin National Park Foundation; and four partner universities: University of Nevada, Reno; Western Nevada College in Carson City; Southern Utah University in Cedar City; and Concordia University in Irvine, CA. These partners have joined together in order to build […]

posted December 16, 2016

CDK700 at Simon Fraser University

The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard is an integral part of the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education. Both facilities are uniquely dedicated to bringing science education and astronomy to children, youth and the general public. Nestled within the heart of the Burnaby campus, the Trottier Observatory is the flagship facility in the Faculty of […]

posted August 5, 2016

NARIT in Thailand installs CDK700 at SRO

NARIT is responsible for research in Astronomy and Astrophysics in Thailand. NARIT has been in the process of setting up a network of robotic telescopes worldwide at some of the best locations available. These include  PlaneWave CDK24 or CDK700  telescopes at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, Gaomeigu Observatory in People’s Republic of China,  Sierra […]

posted May 27, 2016

PlaneWave at Sierra Remote Observatory

PlaneWave recently installed a new CDK24 at Sierra-Remote Observatories where we shot a publicity video that can be viewed from the Video section of our web site. The Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California offer a superb location for remote imaging. The atmospheric conditions allow the seeing to hover around an incredible 1 arc-second for the majority […]

posted June 11, 2015

Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan

A remote controllable 20-inch CDK research grade system will be partnered with a 6-inch Takahashi refractor and a Lunt solar telescope for better viewing capabilities and even live observation of the sun. The CDK20 sits atop a Planewave A200 German Equatorial mount making the telescope fully remote and controllable from a PC. In addition, high […]

posted January 23, 2015

CDK17 at Ole Miss

The Kennon Observatory on the campus of the University of Mississippi was constructed in 1939 and consists of two copper-roofed domes. The smaller dome currently houses a seventeen-inch f/6.8 Plane Wave, Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) reflector telescope (purchased through the Ole Miss Astronomy Legacy Project) with an SBIG ST10  CCD camera with an AO-7 adaptive optics.

posted January 23, 2015