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News from 2016

Skynet - New Updates!

New Updates in Progress for Skynet! University of North Carolina is launching a new skynet.unc.edu site. Check the Forum topic Changes to the SJS and Skynet Webpages. Thank you for your interest and patience as we explore new features and work out bugs!

NEW Look and functionality to the Skynet Junior Scholars Web-pages!!

Starting tomorrow, and continuing over the next few weeks you will begin to see big changes in the website. We hope you find the new website more intuitive and functional-- AND better looking! Visit the Forum for a topic called New Website-- we'll try to answer any questions you might have there!

Yerkes-24 inch on Skynet! Take some images...

You may notice the Yerkes-24 on Skynet now and on some of the clear nights. We use this telescope both for visual observing and now it will be on Skynet sometimes. We are in the 'commissioning' phase where we are testing performance and getting all the systems in place. YOU can help! If you would like to submit images to help us image objects all around the sky, then let us know in the Forum. There is a topic called: Yerkes 24 inch Telescope. Post a message there to become part of our testing team. Thanks!

Scientists from LIGO to make important announcement at 10:30 AM. Gravitational Waves???

You can tune in to youtube, I think to watch live streaming of this press conference which is widely rumored to contain an announcement of the FIRST EVER detection of Gravitational Waves! Here's the link

Educators and Youth Leaders! Applications for Workshops at Yerkes and NRAO are NOW Open!

Two Face to Face workshops have been finalized for the spring:

Yerkes Observatory March 17-20, 2016 National Radio Astronomy Observatory April 7-10, 2016

Visit the Workshop Application Page for more information!

We're at the American Astronomical Society Meeting!

Skynet Junior Scholars is well represented at this prestigious annual astronomy conference with 4 posters and a talk! See: http://aas.org/meetings/aas227/science_program for more info about the meeting.

Astronomers and other educators and students have been by to find out more about you, your work with robotic telescopes and want to know how they can join! We posted pdfs of the posters on the Resources page and on the Forum. Hey-- You might see one of your images on one of the posters!