ABCD
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Observatory/Site nameStatusNotes
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AATOpenObservations recommenced on May 12th.
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AGILEOpenNominal status. AGILE-GRID observations resumed on May 6, 2021. (From April 16, 2020 to May 6, 2021: only MCAL and instrument ratemeters on due to limited telemetry).
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ALMAClosed
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ANTARESOpen
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APEXClosedThe planned shutdown from December 2019 is continuing
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APO (3.5m, Sloan 2.5m Telescope)
ReducedMLG Update 03/23: "By order of the governor, APO will be ceasing operations starting Tuesday morning." Changed status to closed.
MLG Update 03/20: Observatory staff say "We are still currently operating night time operations. Daytime staff is essential personnel only on site." I have changed the status from "closed" to "open".
Update 06/06: Obsrvatory is on reduced staff (25%) but both 2.5m and 3.5m are now open for night operations.
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AreciboOpenLast two weeks of March: Radar observations suspended. Passive radio observations during daytime hours only. Starting March 30: Previously scheduled observations restarted; remote and absentee only (except for radar). Closed for visitors.
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ASKAPOpen
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Arizona Radio ObservatoryClosedboth Kitt Peak 12m and SMT 10m
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ATCAOpen
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ATLASOpenATLAS-Haleakala and ATLAS-Maunaloa are operating robotically
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Bok 2.3mClosed
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Calar AltoReduced1.23m in remote use. Minimum staff for maintenance.
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CASLEOClosed
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Catalina Sky SurveyOpen1.5-m, 1.0-m, Schmidt, Kuiper telescopes operational (G96, I52, 703, V06)
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CFHTOpenRe-open as of May 7: http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/news/COVID-19/
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Chandra X-ray ObservatoryOpenProposal deadline delayed from 17 March to 2 April
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CHARA ArrayReducedResuming limited observations Oct 27 with restricted site access and remote observations only
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CTA pSCTOpen
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Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
OpenImaging mode only (1.8-m); full operations (1.2-m); public tours cancelled
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DKISTClosed
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CTIOReduced
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EffelsbergOpen
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e-MERLINOpenObserving was temporarily halted on 17 March 2020. As of July 2020 remote operations have resumed (inc e-MERLIN and e-MERLIN+EVN observations). accepting DDT/ToO request.
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Ekar Copernico 1.82m INAF OAPd
Reducedonly remote control; no visitors
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Ekar Schmidt 67/92 INAF OAPdReducedonly remote control; no visitors
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ESOClosedObserving to stop between March 22-24. Proposal deadline moved from March 26 to April 23.
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FACTClosed
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FermiOpen
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FLWOClosed
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GEO 600ReducedOperation happens partly remote, during working days staff of max 2 people on-site during usual working hours, reduced experimental efforts (which should benefit the duty cycle of GEO).
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GLOWOpenGerman LOFAR subarray (German Long Wavelength Consortium)
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GOTOOpen
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Gemini-NorthOpenGemini-N restarted night-time ops on May 19th; accepting DD proposals.
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Gemini-SouthOpenGemini-S restarted night-time ops during the week of Oct 22nd, accepting DD proposals
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GMRTOpen
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GONG - Teide ObservatoryOpen
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Green Bank ObservatoryOpenGBT, No on-site support staff
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GTCOpenRemote operation
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HAWCOpenOperating remotly. Without hardware failure, can operate for months.
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HETReducedReduced/remote operations, still observing every night
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H.E.S.S.Open
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Hubble (STScI)Open
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IAC80 - Teide ObservatoryOpenRemote only
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IceCubeOpen
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ING (INT and WHT)ReducedINT replacing many visitor observations with service mode still observing most nights. WHT undergoing extended scheduled standown for installation of WEAVE.
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INTEGRALOpenProposal deadline for AO18 extended until May 4.
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Insight-HXMTOpen
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IRAM 30mOpenRemote only. No visitors.
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IRTFOpenResumed scheduled observing on May 9. Base facility staff still teleworking if they can.
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Jodrell Bank ObservatoryOpenRemote operations, only essential staff on site. e-MERLIN and other telescopes operating.
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JCMTOpenBack on sky after operational hiatus on May 13th
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JKT - ORMOpen
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JWSTReducedProposal deadline moved to No Earlier Than May 27. Further update on April 15.
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KeckOpenNo onsite observing
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KisoOpen
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Kitt PeakClosedWIYN, DESI and all other facilities
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KM3NeTOpenKM3NeT neutrino telescope
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LBTOpen/RemoteLast observing night: Mar 17 - Shutdown completed on Mar 23 - All staff (Tucson- and Safford-based ) working remotely with daily checkout of the observatory on Mt Graham
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Las CampanasReduced
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Las CumbresReducedCTIO site is closed.
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La SillaClosedLast observing night: Sunday March 22 inclusive
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Lowell Discovery TelescopeOpenRemote observing only.
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Lowell 42"Open
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LickRobotic onlyAs of May 1st: Robotic observing only, on the APF, KAIT, PANOSETI, and CAMS telescopes/cameras. Engineering on Shane 3m Telescope. Observing from home on Nickel (1m) telescope. Closed to visitors.
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LIGO Hanford ObservatoryClosedObserving was suspended on 27-Mar-2020. Site is closed for visitors, but detector improvements (with safety restrictions) are ongoing. Observing will resume with the O4 observing run, not before June 2022. To be updated in July 2021.
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LIGO Livingston ObservatoryClosedObserving was suspended on 27-Mar-2020. Site is closed for visitors, but detector improvements (with safety restrictions) are ongoing. Observing will resume with the O4 observing run, not before June 2022. To be updated in July 2021.
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LOFAROpen
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Liverpool TelescopeOpen.Proposal Deadline extended to 30th April 2020.
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Large Binocular TelescopeOpen.
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Large Sized Telescope (LST) - CTA
Closed
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MagellanReduced
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McDonald ObservatoryReducedRemote on the 2.7m and 0.8m only. All public programming cancelled through April 19th.
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MAGICOpen
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MAXIOpen
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MeerLICHTOpenOn a best efforts basis as long as no major mishaps occur
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MeerKAT/SARAOOpenOn a best efforts basis as long as no major mishaps occur
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Montsec Observatory OAdMOpenRobotic operations.
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MMTOpen
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Mt John, NZOpenPublic access restricted at present.
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Mt Kent, AUS (MINERVA-Aus)Open
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Mt. Wilson ObservatoryClosedSite Holders unrestricted; Public.Access TBD, earliest April 1, 2020.
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MWAOpen
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Nancay Radio TelescopeOpenRemote and service observations only
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NenuFAROpen
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NEOSSatOpen
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NEOWISEOpen
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NPOIOpen
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NRAOOpenVLA & VLBA: observing, but VLA visitor centre closed, NRAO science operating centres closed, minimal staff working on VLA site; GBT - under Green Bank Observatory
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NOTOpenClosed since March 30th. Opening up April 16th.
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NuSTAROpen
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OAJOpenNow open for NNOO with minimum staff. Between March 24 to May 15 was closed with only Maintenance Service
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OGLEClosed
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OGS - Teide ObservatoryClosed
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OHPClosed
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Onsala Space ObservatoryReducedSome remote observations (LOFAR, geodetic VLBI). Minimal staff on site.
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OSNClosed
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PalomarReduced200-inch Hale closed
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Pan-STARRSOpenLimited summit support activities.