Hired! New Proxy Queue Observer!

Monday, February 19, 2024

MDM has a new proxy queue observer—Justin Anderson!  Justin comes to us from The Ohio State University and is eager to start taking data as soon as later...

2024a Schedule now online

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The 2024a schedule is now online and can be found here.

Queue observer has left MDM

Monday, October 16, 2023

Justin Rupert, MDM’s Queue Observer for a little more than the past 6 years, has moved on to a different position with the LBT Observatory.  We wish...

MDM phones online!

Friday, August 11, 2023

MDM phones have been established.  While this is good news, it is critical to note that there are distinct phone numbers for different areas, as well...

MDM phone line issues

Monday, June 26, 2023

Since the Contreras Fire, MDM has lost it’s traditional copper phone lines (x8660 and x8661).  Currently, the only available phone number at MDM is 520-318-8665...

We're back online!

Monday, June 26, 2023

It’s been a long time coming since the Contreras Fire in June of 2022.  MDM Observatory is finally back online, allowing full operations, local AND remote...

Mask Use Policy Updated

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Starting on 11Apr2022, the use of face masks at MDM facilities, in accordance with NOIRLab/KPNO policy revisions, is now optional for staff and visitors...

Network name service change

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The acronym, NOAO no longer exists.  All that was NOAO is now named NOIRLab.  One impact this has had is to the MDM naming service on the network.  Use...

2022a schedule is now posted

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The 2022b schedule is now online.  

In good news, we continue to allow in-person observations at our facilities, with certain precautions...

2021b schedule is now posted

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The 2021b schedule is now online.  There may be some changes in either September of November to accomodate aluminizing the 2.4m primary.  This is dependent...