With help from Prof. Cullen Blake NEID spectrometer fully operational

The new NEID spectrometer at the WIYN Observatory is fully operational after taking it's first observations in January 2020. Thanks to a team of scientists including Prof. Cullen Blake, CfPC faculty and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, NASA and NSF are accepting proposals to utilize this powerful new tool. “There’s a huge number of proposals, with lots of really interesting stuff—even some outside of the box sorts of things. It will be really exciting to see what all that will produce,” Prof. Blake said. “At the same time, it’s almost always the case that when new instruments and capabilities come online, it’s the stuff that someone hadn’t thought of that can end up being really exciting.”