CDK700 dedicated in city of Rancho Mirage Ca

        On March 25th, 2018 the city of Rancho Mirage in California dedicated its new CDK700 observatory. The city plans on using the telescope for stargazing events as well as planned programming including a speakers series and guest presentations. Images captured by the telescope will be shared online and put on display […]

posted March 26, 2018

Great Basin Observatory Marks Anniversary Of New Telescope’s “First Light”

The Great Basin Observatory (GBO), located in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, achieved a milestone this summer, as it marked a full year since the “First Light” ceremony celebrating the Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The telescope, a PlaneWave model CDK-700, has been looking outward into the cosmos, bringing greater reliability and sharper imagery to the […]

posted February 26, 2018

Using PlaneWave Telescopes, MINERVA Project Seeks Earth-Like Exoplanets

[vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1533748929472{margin-right: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Above: Shelby and Eric setting up the PW-1000 A groundbreaking astronomy project is searching the heavens for Earth-like exoplanets, which spacefarers of the distant future may one day visit or colonize. The study, called MINERVA, for MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array, now in its second year, is based at […]

posted February 26, 2018

New PlaneWave Telescopes Upgrade Major Lowell Observatory Project

A new array of three PlaneWave 1.0 meter telescopes is at the heart of a major new Lowell Observatory project, supported by a $3.26 million grant from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The Model PW-100 instruments will upgrade the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI), located at the observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Leading the project, which […]

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

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

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

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