The beginning of 2023 has been a particularly busy time for the iLocater program. Several important milestones have been completed, bringing the instrument closer to its ultimate delivery to the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona.
One of the key items completed in February was the transfer of key instrument components from the University of Notre Dame to the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University (OSU). OSU, who are also a partner in the Large Binocular Telescope, is supporting the final integration and testing of iLocater. The work will led by staff from the OSU Imaging Sciences Laboratory (ISL).