GOTO presentations at SPIE
This week GOTO postdoctoral researcher and control system guru Martin Dyer presented two papers at the (virtual) SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instumentation 2020 meeting. Like many 2020 meetings, this one had a challenging path to actually occurring, moving twice (from to Japan to California) and finally to the fully online format.
Martin's first paper offers a brief summary of the project, describing the hardware, software and future plans including the new "GOTO-South" node to be constructed at Siding Spring Observatory, NSW. The second paper describes development of the "G-TeCS" control system, which was much of Martin's thesis project, and serves as the critical "nervous system" of the facility, without which we could not operate.