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While observing for the DECam Legacy Survey (DECaLS), Rongpu Zhou (University of Pittsburgh) set up a camera to capture a time-lapse of the evening. For the first 18 seconds of the video, the moon illuminates the foreground as if it were daylight, while the night sky rotates overhead. As the moon sets, many more stars become visible, and our galaxy, the Milky Way, rises as the Magellanic Clouds set behind the Blanco 4m Telescope. The time-lapse was taken on 4 March 2017. 

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The NOAO March Newsletter is now available for download. 

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Check out the latest from Gemini Observatory. 

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Great video featuring CTIO. 

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The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be installed on the Mayall Telescopea at Kitt Peak.

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NSF Funds Open Access to Las Cumbres Observatory

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The CHARA array will be available to astronomers through the NOAO TAC.

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Check out the latest from Gemini.

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See a bolide (bright meteor) over Gemini Observatory followed by a smoke trail. 
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