Yes, it's been a long haul, but there is progress!


MONET/South is currently being commissioned using the SBIG test camera.  We will re-install the science camera (which had a vacuum failure and had to be shipped back to the manufacturers) in February 2016.  Hopefully by then, we will be able to start normal observations in South Africa.


The roof controller for MONET/North failed - one of the most critical components in a robotic telescope system.  We're taking this as a good excuse to replace the old controllers with Raspberry Pi's (cheaper, simpler to programm and configure, but with all of the control possibilities of the old ones) and expect to be back up again early 2016.