External collaboration

We have maintained the same level of collaboration with the TNG as started earlier this year. Due to the transition to a new director, no further steps have been taken recently, but the intention is to intensify and deepen our relation in the future.

We also have had a visit by 5 engineers from the Yunnan Observatory in China, which were shown how we operate and maintain the telescope in the day time and at night. They also visited the office, where there were some extensive discussions about how we run our operating system, in particular on the software side. Further collaboration is foreseen with the Yunnan Observatory, but this is expected to remain on the level of sporadic visits and exchange of experiences.

Thomas Augusteijn 2013-12-02