The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope

VATT Schedules

VATT Scheduling Richard Boyle, S.J., chair of the VATT Telescope Allocation Committee, schedules the observing runs on the VATT. In addition to Vatican Observatory astronomers, regular users of the VATT include astronomers from the University of Notre Dame, University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Students from these universities accompany the researchers and have the opportunity to use the VATT for their investigations.

To apply for any TBS (To Be Scheduled) nights on VATT, please submit a written request and brief scientific justification to the VORG Telescope Scientist, Richard Boyle, S.J. : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Any questions about the schedule should also be directed to Richard Boyle, S.J.

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Richard P. Boyle, S.J.
VATT Telescope Scientist

Tel: +1 (0)520 621 3230


Christopher J. Corbally, S.J.
President of the National Committee to IAU

Tel: +1 (0)520 621 3225


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