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Role of Las Cumbres Observatory in Discovery to be Announced Monday

Press Release From: Las Cumbres Observatory
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On Monday, October 16, at 10 am EDT, the National Science Foundation will hold a press conference in Washington D.C. to announce new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy. The unique global telescope network of Las Cumbres Observatory has played a critical role in this effort. Dr. Andy Howell, Staff Scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory, will be participating in the Washington press conference.

Information about this research is under embargo until that time. Reporters interested in receiving embargoed information, or in scheduling interviews, should confirm in email to the media contact listed below that you and your editors will honor this embargo. LCO may then share embargoed materials with you on Friday, October 13.

PIO Contacts:
Sandy Seale
Media Contact (USA)
+1 805-880-1625
sseale@lco.global

Edward Gomez
Media Contact (Europe and the UK)
+44 780 809 4090
egomez@lco.global

Science Contacts:
Andy Howell
ahowell@lco.global

Iair Arcavi
iarcavi@lco.global

Curtis McCully
cmccully@lco.global

Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO, https://lco.global) is a nonprofit corporation based in Goleta, California, dedicated to advancing worldwide understanding of the universe through science with its global network of full robotic optical telescopes. LCO began its mission in 2005 and has been operating a global network continuously since May of 2014. The network currently consists of twenty telescopes, located at six sites of high astronomical quality, which together serve as a single integrated observatory. The observatory is leading the future of time domain astronomy with observations that capitalize on the network’s unique capabilities.

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