Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) has constructed a six-telescope optical/IR interferometer on the grounds of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory in California, just north of Los Angeles. The construction of the Array was jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Georgia State University (GSU), the W. M. Keck Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, while the operating costs are supplied by Georgia State and the NSF. The CHARA Array achieved first fringes in late 1999 and the sixth telescope was brought online in late 2003. The year of 2004 was the first full year of research at CHARA devoted almost entirely towards scientific observations.

List of talks

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Topic Speaker(s)
Regulus H.A. McAlister and D.R. Gies
Alderamin G. van Belle
Cepheid Variables A. Merand
Dwarf Star Diameters D. Berger
Limb-Darkening Observations J. P. Aufdenberg
Diameter of λ Bootis D. Ciardi
Be Stars D. Gies
Preliminary Analysis of the Triple System η Orionis Aab,c H.A. McAlister
CHARA Array Observations of Algol H.A. McAlister
P Cygni Emission Shell T.A. ten Brummelaar
Wide Binary Astrometry W.G. Bagnuolo, Jr.
Interferometry in the Higher Lobes S.T. Ridgway
Integrated Optics Beam Combination J.-P. Berger