The Maryland-NOAO Instrument Partnership (2003-2009) [article]

Sylvain Veilleux
2009 arXiv   pre-print
Seven years ago, with the encouragement of the NSF and AURA, NOAO requested proposals from the community to partner with the national observatory to improve instrumentation and/or telescope capabilities at KPNO and CTIO. Of the proposals that were selected, one came from the University of Maryland with the goals of helping NOAO complete the development, construction, and deployment of a new, wide-field, near-IR imager (NEWFIRM) and of working with NOAO to develop data reduction pipelines and
more » ... a archiving capabilities at NOAO. By all measures, the Maryland-NOAO instrument partnership has been a resounding success. In this article, we briefly describe the positive impact this partnership has had on Maryland, NOAO, and the astronomical community.
arXiv:0906.3176v1 fatcat:oijgxlehjnd4zlrascgw3k5xgq