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border-width:1em; border-color:#DEDDEC" bgcolor="#DEDDEC"> <td align="center"> <a href="http://www.tnstate.edu/"><img src="TSUseal.jpg" width="120"></a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr style="border-style: solid; border-width:1em; border-color:#DEDDEC" bgcolor="#DEDDEC"> <td align="center"> <p> <font face="Rockwell" color="#393C80" size="4"> Latest News: <a href="http://tnstatenewsroom.com/archives/17406">Team Including TSU Astronomers Discover Planetary System Much Closer to Earth</a> </font> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> <td width="80%" style="border-style: double; border-width:.3em; border-color:#612321" bgcolor="#DEDDEC" align="left" valign="top">&nbsp; <blockquote> <ul type="circle"> <p> <font size="5" face="Verdana"> <a href="http://schwab.tsuniv.edu/index.html"><strong>Automated Astronomy Group</strong></a> </font> </p> <p> <font size="3" face="Verdana" style="margin-left:3em"> <img src="Patagonia1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-bottom:1em;float:right;border-style: solid; border-width:1px" width="170"> Deep within the Patagonia mountains on the Arizona-Mexico boarder, the desert brush conceals an array of corrugated metal buildings. In the daylight hours, the base seems abandoned; devoid of any movement whatsoever. During the night hours, however, several of the buildings open up, allowing eight telescopes <img src="Tele4.jpg" style="margin-right: 1em;margin-top:1em;float:left;border-style: solid; border-width:1px" width="250">the view of the night sky that they need to collect their data. This is the world of automated astronomy. The Patagonian base described is Fairborn Observatory which, through the power of automated astronomy, collects observations for center astronomers without requiring an operator physically on site in Arizona. The computerization of Fairborn Observatory lowers the cost of operation and makes its observations more reliable and numerous. <br>&nbsp; </font> </p> <p style="margin-left:3em"> <font size="4" face="Verdana"> <a href="http://ast.tsuniv.edu/"><strong>Automated Spectroscopic Telescope</strong></a> </font> </p> <p style="margin-left:3em"> <font size="3" face="Verdana" style="margin-left:3em"> <img src="Tele3.jpg" style="margin-right: 1em;margin-bottom:1em;float:right;border-style: solid; border-width:1px" width="250"> Chief among Fairborn's array of automatic telescopes is the sizeable, 81-inch (or nearly 2.1-meter) Automatic Spectroscopic Telescope (AST). With over fifteen years at Fairborn Observatory, the AST is unique in that it makes use of an Echelle spectrograph. This spectroscopic capability allows astronomers to understand not just where starlight is coming from, but also what materials it had to pass through to get here. Such information can tell us about the composition of distant stars, planets, and interstellar clouds. Additionally, at nearly 2.1 meters in diameter, the AST at Fairborn Observatory is closely the second largest automated telescope in the world, right behind the <a href="http://exoplanets.org/rpf.html">Automatic Planet Finder</a>.<sup><a href="http://www.astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de/~hessman/MONET/links.html#stats">ref</a></sup> </font> </p> <p style="margin-left:9em"> <font size="2" face="Verdana"> <strong><a href="http://schwab.tsuniv.edu/refereed.html">Refereed Publications</a></strong> <br><strong><a href="http://schwab.tsuniv.edu/nonrefereed.html">Other Publications</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp; </font> </p> <p> <font size="5" face="Verdana"> <a href="csr/main.html"><strong>Control Systems Research Group</strong></a> </font> </p> <p style="margin-left:6em"> <font size="2" face="Verdana"> <strong><a href="pub_cs.html">Refereed Publications</a></strong> </font> </p> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" colspan="2" bordercolor="#000000" bgcolor="#612321"> <p align="center"><br> <font size="2" color="#FDECAA" face="Verdana"> <b>Copyright &#9426; [Tennessee State University, Center of Excellence in Information Systems]. 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