robotic telescope

Standing Room Only

Last week I visited Sierra Remote Observatory (SRO), a telescope hosting service.  What that means is that people install their telescope at SRO and operate them over the internet to capture images.  There are both private (amateur) and professional astronomy operations located here, and it’s very popular, which explains why the other common meaning for “SRO”, standing room only, might apply.  There are 2 large buildings like this that are filled with telescopes, most of them quite large.  There are also smaller buildings, visible on the left in this photo, that house individual telescopes.  There are no available spaces at […]