University of Florida

CIRCE Partners

CIRCE was primarily delevoped at the University of Florida, with funding support from UF and the National Science Foundation (grant # AST-0352664).

Our primary partner in CIRCE is, of course, the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). As a visitor instrument, GTC did not provide funds for CIRCE development, but GTC staff have provided invaluable collaborative efforts in ensuring that CIRCE can be properly interfaced to the telescope and integrated into the Observatory in a highly-optimal manner for the GTC user community.

Our partner institution the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, India has provided the ISDEC card which interfaces to the SIDECAR array controller inside CIRCE. This effort is led by Dr. A.N. Ramprakash.