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November 2017

The proposed Southern Astronomy Reserve (SAR) has attracted significant interest, with several groups and individuals now closely working with us to develop plans for the construction and installation of their proposed remotely-operated observatories and telescopes.

October 2017

Due to renewed interest, the BPO Southern Astronomy Reserve (SAR) concept is to be revived pending the outcome of further discussions and as additional resources become available. This includes the previously proposed Robotic Telescope Reserve (RTR).

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The Moonglow Technologies all-sky camera is to be superseded by two high resolution (8+MP) imagers but will remain active and online.

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Final assembly and testing of BPO's new all-sky multi-camera meteor detection and observation system proceeds in Japan. Site installation and commissioning of H-cube, the Horizon-to-Horizon High-Definition Meteor Camera Array (H3DMCA) is scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere summer. (Many thanks to Sony Japan.)

September 2017

All legacy structures other than the original site hut have been demolished and removed pending much-improved replacements, work on which will begin once the winter snowmelt has drained away or evaporated.

August 2017

Due to on-going site infrastructure development, live sensor data are not available outside the observatory network at present but may be obtained on request and will be provided via suitable media.