Anyone who has ever owned a telescope understands the feeling of anticipation that comes with a cloudless, moonless night. Whether it’s humid and mosquito-y or freezing cold, when the stars show themselves, you do what it takes to prepare for a night outside. What should I look for tonight? Maybe a nice globular cluster; maybe Jupiter at opposition, looking graceful through new color filters.
Now imagine answering these questions from home while commanding a 14-inch robotic telescope at Tenerife, in the remote Canary Islands. Where would you look? Francisco Sanchez, director of a new worldwide networked telescope project based in Spain, would like to hear your ideas.