Caltech Remote Observing Facilities

Special Note August 2020: Cahill Remote Observing Rooms Reopening

As of August 2020 we are authorized to reopen Cahill Remote Observing (RO) rooms for limited use by experienced Caltech remote observers. While we still anticipate that most users will want to make use of Alternative Site Observing, the Cahill RO rooms are now available for infrequent, single-occupancy use.

Please see the PMA-approved RO Reopening Guidelines for current information on requesting and using the RO rooms under Caltech COVID policies.

Both Palomar/P200 and Keck are supporting "Alternative Site" (e.g. home) observing. Please find relevant instructions and resources on our Alternative Site Observing page.

Again, Richard, Patrick, and Andy will be happy to answer any questions you might have in this transition period. Thank you for your patience with us as we all adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances.

ROF Reservations: Keck Remote Observing

Keck Remote Observing is best supported through Keck Alternative Site Observing instructions.

ROF Reservations: Palomar Remote Observing

As of 26 May Palomar is authorized by Caltech to operate under limited operations guidelines, including no external personnel allowed on the observatory compound, and necessitating all Hale/P200 observations be made by remote observing.

Please see Palomar Alternative Site Observing instructions.

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