UPDATE 2018-SEP-14: MONET/South has some shutter problems, please see Shutter problems Monet/S!

UPDATE 2018-SEP-14: MONET/North still with technical problems (camera vacuum)

The MONET (MOnitoring NEtwork of Telescopes) project is a network of two 1.2m telescopes operated by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin, and the South African Astronomical Observatory.

A large fraction of the observing time is available to schools as part of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation's "Astronomie & Internet" project, managed together with our educational partners, especially the Universität Duisburg-Essen, the Astronomical Institut of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and the McDonald Observatory Visitor's Center. 


The MONET network operates the MONET/North in Texas and MONET/South in South Africa both in robotic and remote observing modes.  The normal robotic operations may be stopped at any time for maintenance or technical testing purposes.  If you have a particularly important observation to make, please contact us about getting special treatment.

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