LARAMIE — The Wyoming Infrared Observatory on Jelm Mountain is getting final touches on upgrades made possible by a $750,000 grant from NASA.
Earlier this month, a high-speed microwave Internet connection was installed, connecting the observatory with the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
Project manager Jerry Bucher said officials will be able to control the telescope and download image data from the telescope to any remote location.
People on campus will be able to use the telescope from campus.
The new Internet connection is important for the operation of a new wide-band imaging camera that will be delivered and installed over the coming weeks.