To purchase a JHKL set for the multichannel development effort led by Vincent Dovydatis, and to purchase one set of J&H filters for each of the two NIR imaging cameras that will be installed on the AAVSO 24-inch telescopes. The F.A.R. gratefully acknowledges the donation by the Institute for Space Observations of the funds for this grant.
Grant Recipients in 2008
Grant Recipients $13,585
To upgrade camera electronics which will allow students to engage in a wider range of observational activities, including multiband photometric observations, spectral classification of cluster members, and further mapping of planetary nebula structure in multiple elements.
To purchase a high-end multi-core computer which would make possible the simulation of extreme mass-ratio binaries and the computation of the emitted gravitational waveform.
To purchase a workstation that will be used for analyzing very large data sets obtained from high resolution numerical simulations aimed at resolving outstanding issues with black hole growth and survival in the Universe.
To purchase an IDL Mini-Lab license (10 seats) from ITT Visual Information Solutions and an additional one-year maintenance agreement that will provide software maintenance, including upgrades, and technical support for two years following the purchase of the license.