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2008 News
Imagine Optic Delivers Laser Metrology and Adaptive Optics for AWE's Orion Laser
Dec 2008
Unprecedented 16-Year Long Study Tracks Stars Orbiting Milky Way Black Hole
Dec 2008
Boston Micromachines Deformable Mirrors Open Possibilities For Astronomical Research
Dec 2008
ALPAO to Exhibit at Photonics West
Nov 2008
Beta Pictoris Planet Finally Imaged?
Nov 2008
1RSX J160929.1-210524 The likely planet around 1RSX J160929.1-210524.
 © Gemini
VLT and APEX Team Up To Study Flares From the Black Hole at the Milky Way's Core
Nov 2008
Astronomers Capture First Images Of Newly-Discovered Solar System
Nov 2008
Keck Adaptive Optics and "Cosmic Lens" Resolve Nature and Fate of Early Star-Forming Galaxy
Oct 2008
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes AOptix For Its Stand-Off Iris Recognition System
Oct 2008
ESO's Multi-Conjugate AO Demonstrator Delivers Sharpest Ground-Based Whole-Planet Image Of Jupiter
Oct 2008
Rensselaer's Liquid Camera Lens Controlled By Sound
Sept 2008
First Picture Of Likely Planet Around Sun-like Star
Sept 2008
VLT's AO-Assisted Spectrograph Hints At the Presence Of Planets In Young Gas Discs
Sept 2008
Imagine Eyes Launches mirao 52-e For Retinal Imaging and Vision Science Applications
Sept 2008
AOptix Awarded AFRL Contract for Wireless Ultra-High Data Rate Demonstration
Aug 2008
CILAS To Supply New “Monomorph” Deformable Mirrors For High Power Lasers
Aug 2008
Boston Micromachines Delivers New Deformable Mirror Controller
Aug 2008
Optical Vortex Coronagraph Could Improve Discovery of Planets
June 2008
Astronomers Weigh the Coldest Brown Dwarfs With Astronomy's Sharpest Eyes
June 2008
DARPA Program To Utilize AOptix Adaptive Optics Technology For the ORCA Project
May 2008
The Little Man and the Cosmic Cauldron
May 2008
2MASS1534-2952AB The binary 2MASS 1534-2952AB, composed of two methane brown dwarfs.
 © M. Liu
Keck, Hubble Images Show Continued Turbulence In Jupiter's Atmosphere
May 2008
AOptix Technologies Broadcast Lasercom System Wins Double TV Technology Awards
May 2008
 
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Boston Micromachines Unveils Major Enhancement to Kilo-DM
Apr 2008
Compact Galaxies In Early Universe Pack a Big Punch
Apr 2008
AOptix Technologies Demonstrates a Technology First For HD Sports Television Production
Apr 2008
Astrophysicists Observe A Circumstellar Disk With Tell-Tale Signs Of Planet Formation
Mar 2008
International Team Discovers New Solar System
Feb 2008
A Lightweight Disk Around a Lightweight Star May Harbor Earth-like Planet
Feb 2008
Boston University Astronomers Map Full Extent Of Mercury's Comet-Like Tail
Feb 2008
 
Nova Phenomenon Explained With Interferometer Nulling Mode at Keck Observatory
Jan 2008
Thorlabs and Boston Micromachines Introduce Adaptive Optics Toolkit
Jan 2008
CILAS To Design and Prototype Adaptive Mirror For European Extremely Large Telescope
Jan 2008
2007 News
Second Generation Coronagraphic Imager HiCIAO Commissioned On Subaru Telescope
Dec 2007
VLT's NACO Instrument Reveals a Triple Cosmic Collision
Dec 2007
WHT The ground layer adaptive optics system in use at the William Herschel Telescope.
 © J. Méndez
Subaru Reveals "Frameworks" of Galaxies 11 Billion Years Ago
Dec 2007
CILAS Delivers Record 1,377 Actuator Adaptive Mirror To ESO
Dec 2007
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Commits $200 Million Support for Thirty-Meter Telescope
Dec 2007
First Ground-Layer Adaptive-Optics System For General Astronomical Observations
Nov 2007
Boston Micromachines Awarded Grant To Build Device To Prevent Friendly Fire
Nov 2007
Boston Micromachines and Indiana University To Develop AO Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope
Oct 2007
Northrop Grumman Acquires Xinetics Inc.
Oct 2007
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David Williams Honored For Work In Vision Science
Oct 2007
Methane Drizzle On Saturn's Moon Titan
Oct 2007
Keck Adaptive Optics Takes Sharpest Picture of Pluto System
Oct 2007
Scientists 'Weigh' Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across Universe
Oct 2007
MICADO (MICroscopy with ADaptive Optics) Consortium to Use Adaptive Optics for Deep-Tissue Imaging
Sept 2007
Subaru Telescope Uncovers a Misaligned Jet in a Binary Star System
Sept 2007
Thorlabs and Boston Micromachines Partner to Further Deploy Deformable Mirrors to the Photonics Industry
Sept 2007
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MEMSCAP Optical Technology Helps Protect Human Vision
Sept 2007
Boston Micromachines' Multi-DM Named One of the Year's Most Innovative Products
Sept 2007
AOptix Technologies to Exhibit Adaptive Optics-Based, Stand-Off Iris Recognition System
Sept 2007
Rings of Uranus The dark side of the rings of Uranus.
 © I. de Pater et al.
Lucky Imaging Plus Adaptive Optics Produce Sharpest Ever Images of the Heavens In Visible Light
Sept 2007
‘One Of The Most Curious Objects In The Sky’ Delights Astronomers Again
Aug 2007
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Keck, Hubble Provide Edge-On View Of Uranus' Rings
Aug 2007
Thirty-Meter Telescope Project Receives $15 Million from Moore Foundation
Aug 2007
VLT Interferometer Detects Dusty Puff Around R CrB Variable Star
Aug 2007
Photos of the VLT's Laser Guide Star: "The Planet, the Galaxy and the Laser"
Aug 2007
Astronomers Find Highly Elliptical Disk Around Young Star HD 15115
July 2007
Univ. of Central Florida, Holochip Corp. Announce Licensing Agreement for Zoom Lens Patents
July 2007
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Gemini Adaptive Optics Finds Possible Cryovolcanism On Charon
July 2007
Airborne Laser Compensates for Atmospheric Turbulence and Fires Surrogate High-Energy Laser
July 2007
Benchmark Survey Shows that Giant Outer Extrasolar Planets Are Rare
July 2007
LLNL Wins Top Innovation Award For MEMS-Based Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope
July 2007
Inexpensive ‘Adaptive Optics’ Achieved By Sandia’s Optical Clamp
July 2007
Back On Track: Integral Field Spectroscopy Brings AB Dor C Back In Line With Theory
June 2007
The Dwarf Planet Known As Eris Is More Massive Than Pluto, New Data Shows
June 2007
Laser Guide Star System on ESO's VLT Starts Regular Science Operations
June 2007
AOptix Technologies Raises $15 Million In New Venture Funding
May 2007
Sensors Unlimited Introduces InGaAs-SWIR Video Camera With High Frame Rate ROI Windowing
May 2007
Adaptive Optics Pinpoints Two Supermassive Black Holes In Colliding Galaxies
May 2007
Boston Micromachines’ Deformable Mirrors Advance Multi Photon Microscopy
May 2007
 
Largest, Brightest Supernova Discovered
May 2007
"Red Square" Nebula Captured by Palomar and Keck Telescopes
Apr 2007
Red Square Nebula
The newly-discovered "Red Square" bipolar nebula.
 © P. Tuthill, Palomar/Keck
First Ever Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System Achieves First Light at the VLT
Mar 2007
Binary Asteroid Antiope Is Made of Loose Rubble
Mar 2007
Gemini's Laser Vision Reveals Striking New Details of Orion "Bullets"
Mar 2007
Boston Micromachines to Build Largest Ever MEMS Deformable Mirror for Gemini Planet Imager
Mar 2007
 
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AOptix Introduces Two New AO-Based 40Gb/sec FSO Comms Terminals
Mar 2007
Adaptive Optics Boosts Performance of Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography
Feb 2007
Boston Micromachines and Imagine Optic Enhance Products For Wavefront Sensing and Correction
Jan 2007
2006 News
Rensselaer Licenses Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope Technology To Thorlabs
Dec 2006
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ESO Council Gives Green Light to Detailed Study of the European Extremely Large Telescope
Dec 2006
Subaru Laser Guide Star
First Light for the Subaru Laser Guide Star
 © Subaru Telescope, NAOJ
The Airborne Laser Narrows Its Beam
Dec 2006
Subaru Telescope Adds Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System
Nov 2006
Keck Adaptive Optics Images the Dwarf Planet Ceres
Oct 2006
Boston Micromachines Technology Supports NASA's Search for Extra-Solar Planets
Oct 2006
OKO Tech Introduces 109 Channel Low-Cost Piezoelectric Deformable Mirror
Oct 2006
New Mexico Tech To Set Up Adaptive Optics Commercialization Center
Sept 2006
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Essex Corporation to Acquire Adaptive Optics Associates
Sept 2006
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Boston Micromachines to Build Device to Prevent Friendly Fire
Sept 2006
SINFONI Discovers Rapidly Forming, Large Proto-Disc Galaxies Three Billion Years After The Big Bang
Aug 2006
Jupiter Infrared image of Jupiter's Red Spot,
observed with the Keck AO system.
 © I. de Pater et al.
Keck Adaptive Optics Snaps Near-Infrared Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Aug 2006
Gemini Planet Imager Project Kicks Off
June 2006
 
Thirty Meter Telescope Passes Conceptual Design Review
June 2006
Adaptive Optics Associates Wins Northrop Grumman Laser Designator Contract
Apr 2006
Retinal OCT Imaging System to Incorporate Adaptive Optics
Apr 2006
Blue Ring Of Very Small Particles Discovered Around Uranus
Apr 2006
University of Arizona Optical Scientists Develop Switchable Focus Eyeglass Lenses
Apr 2006
Very Cool Brown Dwarf Discovered Near the Sun
Mar 2006
First Light for the VLT Laser Guide Star Facility
Feb 2006
 
Binary Asteroid Patroclus In Jupiter's Orbit May Be Icy Comet From Solar System's Infancy
Feb 2006
PixelOptics to Develop SuperVision for U.S. Military
Jan 2006
Patroclus The binary Trojan asteroid Patroclus, imaged by the Keck AO LGS system.
 © F. Marchis et al.
Astronomers Determine Orbits Of Stars Around Supermassive Black Hole at Galactic Center
Jan 2006
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Scientists See Better, Fainter with New Keck Laser Guide Star
Jan 2006
OKO Introduces Linear Piezoelectric Deformable Mirror for Femtosecond Pulse Shaping
Jan 2006
 
2005 News
Retina Color-receptive cones on the living human retina
 © Univ. of Rochester
Astronomers Use Laser to Take Clearest Images of the Center of the Milky Way
Dec 2005
Airborne Laser Completes Laser Ground Tests
Dec 2005
Color Perception Is Not in the Eye of the Beholder: It's in the Brain
Oct 2005
New VLT Images Reveal the Surroundings of a Super-massive Black Hole
Oct 2005
Adaptive Optics Produces Ultrasharp Images of Sunspot
Oct 2005
Astronomers Using Adaptive Optics Discover Tenth Planet's Moon
Sept 2005
The Becklin-Neugebauer Object: Circumstellar Disk Cradles Young Massive Star
Aug 2005
Gemini Observatory Board Goes Forward with Extreme Adaptive Optics Coronagraph
Aug 2005
Adaptive Optics Observations Discover First Triple Asteroid System
Aug 2005
Palomar Telescope Observes Collision of Deep Impact Probe With Comet Tempel 1
July 2005
 
Solid State Laser for Subaru Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
July 2005
Mirror Casting Begins For the Giant Magellan Telescope
June 2005
AOptix Technologies Introduces AO-Based FSO Communications Product
June 2005
UC Santa Cruz Dedicates New Laboratory for Adaptive Optics Facilities
May 2005
Astronomers Confirm the First Image of a Planet Outside of Our Solar System
Apr 2005
AB Dor C
AB Doradus A and its low mass companion AB Dor C.
 © ESO
New Young Sub-stellar Companion Of the Star GQ Lupi Imaged With the VLT
Apr 2005
Research Partnership Advances X-ray Active Optics
Mar 2005
Ground-Based AO Observations Of Titan Back Up Huygens Probe Landing
Feb 2005
Thirty Meter Telescope Project Issues Request for Proposals for Facility Adaptive Optics System
Feb 2005
VLT's Simultaneous Differential Imager Weighs the Smallest Stars
Jan 2005
Divining the Source Of the Water-Fountain Nebula
Jan 2005
Keck Laser Captures New View Of Distant Colliding Galaxies
Jan 2005
2004 News
AU Mic Clumps in the dusk disk around AU Mic suggest the presence of young planets.
 © M. Liu, IFA-Hawaii/W.M. Keck Obs.
New Clouds Add to Titan's Mystery
Dec 2004
CILAS Wins Two Major Contracts For Deformable Mirrors In the United States
Dec 2004
Keck Pictures Of Uranus Show Best View From the Ground
Nov 2004
Laser Points to the Future at Palomar
Nov 2004
Laser Vision Gives New Eyes to Keck Telescope
Sept 2004
VLT Takes Images and Spectra of Possible Exoplanet Near Young Brown Dwarf
Sept 2004
MEMX Receives SBIR Award To Develop MEMS Mirror For Ophthalmic Adaptive Optics
Aug 2004
Adaptive Optics Assisted Integral Field Spectrograph SINFONI Installed at VLT
Aug 2004
Sharpest Image Ever Obtained Of a Circumstellar Disk Reveals Signs Of Young Planets
Aug 2004
Novel Camera Set to Produce the First Direct Images of Extrasolar Planets
June 2004
Surprising Colorblindness Finding Sheds Light On Retinal Diseases
June 2004
Dunn Solar Telescope's New AO System Captures Solar Flare
May 2004
 
Quasars: Cosmic Powerhouses Dwelling In Humble Galactic Homes
May 2004
Iris AO Awarded Three SBIR Grants and Further CfAO Funding
May 2004
Lockheed Martin Completes Integrated Testing of Airborne Laser's Beam Control/Fire Control System
May 2004
VLT Looks Through Narrow Atmospheric Window For Most Detailed Images Of Titan's Surface
Apr 2004
Laser Guide Star Teams With Adaptive Optics To Shed Light on Massive Star Formation
Feb 2004
MEMX Receives Four SBIR Phase I Awards From NSF and National Eye Institute
Jan 2004
2003 News
UK Consortium Announces 'ALFONSO', a DTI-Funded Project for Advanced Free Space Optics
Dec 2003
Flares Near Edge Of Our Galaxy's Central Black Hole Indicate Rapid Spin
Oct 2003
MMT Adaptive Secondary Mirror
The MMT's Adaptive Secondary Mirror.
 © Francois Wildi
Back-Thinned L3Vision CCDs From e2v Set Unprecedented Standards In Low Light Sensitivity
Oct 2003
Keck Telescope Achieves AO Correction With Laser Guide Star
Oct 2003
Keck's High-Resolution Images Of Asteroid (511) Davida
Sept 2003
Adaptive Optics Phoropter Wins R&D 100 Award
July 2003
International Gemini Observatory Celebrates Success of Altair Adaptive Optics System
July 2003
VLT Interferometer Gets Adaptive Optics Feed
May 2003
Two Research Partnerships To Develop AO For High-Resolution Retinal Imaging
Mar 2003
World's First Adaptive Secondary Mirror Commissioned On MMT Telescope
Feb 2003
Indiana Vision Scientists Use Adaptive Optics To Improve Diagnosis Of Eye Diseases
Jan 2003
Zooming-In on Star Formation in the Orion Nebula Using the Keck Adaptive Optics System
Jan 2003
   
2002 News
Methane Clouds Discovered at South Pole of Saturn's Moon Titan
Dec 2002
Keck Laser Guide Star
First light for the laser guide star on the Keck II telescope.
 © J. McDonald, CFHT
MEMX Receives $100,000 STTR Award from NASA To Develop MEMS Optical Beam Steerers
Dec 2002
UC Berkeley Researchers Report Exceptionally Bright Eruption On Io
Nov 2002
SFI Fellowship for National University of Ireland, Galway, to Support AO Research
Nov 2002
Star Orbiting Massive Milky Way Centre Approaches To Within 17 Light-Hours
Oct 2002
A Sharper Look At Near Earth Asteroid 2002 NY40
Sept 2002
NSF Director Rita Colwell Helps Dedicate the Center for Adaptive Optics
June 2002
Adaptive Optics Technology Provides Powerful Tools For Eye Doctors
June 2002
(information for CfAO dedication)
Adaptive Optics Ushers In a New Era In Ground-Based Astronomy
June 2002
(information for CfAO dedication)
Keck Telescope's Adaptive Optics Let Astronomers Study Volcanic Activity On Io From Armchair On Earth
June 2002         (with Keck's video of Io)
UC Santa Cruz Receives $9.1 Million Grant to Establish Laboratory for Adaptive Optics
Jan 2002
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Brown Dwarf Found Around Nearby, Sun-Like Star
Jan 2002
Astronomers Discover Edge-On Protoplanetary Disk in Quadruple Star System
Jan 2002
World’s Largest Telescope Creates A Virtual Star Over Hawaii
Jan 2002
   
2001 News
First Light for the VLT's NAOS-CONICA Facility Adaptive Optics Instrument
Dec 2001
ESO's ADONIS AO System Observes Low-mass Eclipsing Binary Star in Orion
Oct 2001
Naos Conica
NAOS-CONICA on the 8.2-m VLT YEPUN Unit Telescope.
 © ESO
Arizona Optical Scientists To Develop Eyeglasses with Built-in Autofocus
July 2001
Very Small Galactic Bulge Could Change Ideas Of Galaxy Formation
June 2001
Two 10-m Keck Telescopes Combine As Interferometer For the First Time
Mar 2001
 
2000 News
Neptune
Keck image of Neptune.
 © I. de Pater/UC Berkeley
First Light For Subaru Telescope's Adaptive Optics
Dec 2000
Astronomers Image Double Asteroid Antiope and a New Moon Of Asteroid Pulcova
Oct 2000
Keck Images of Neptune Best Ever Captured: Reveal New Details of Giant Planet's Icy Atmosphere
Oct 2000
Gemini Cuts Deep Into Galactic Core with Release of First Data
Oct 2000
Technology First Aimed at Heavens Now Makes 'Super' Human Vision Possible
June 2000
ABL Continues Making Progress with Delivery of Two Airborne Laser Steering Mirrors
June 2000
1999 News  
Astronomers Discover Moon Orbiting Asteroid Eugenia
Oct 1999
National Science Board Approves New NSF Science and Technology Center for Adaptive Optics
July 1999
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Keck AO First Light Image
"First light" Keck II adaptive optics images before and after closing-the-AO-loop.
 © W.M. Keck Observatory
Clearest Images of Retina Reveal Remarkable Randomness
Feb 1999
Keck Adaptive Optics System Achieves First Light
Feb 1999
 
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