The Weizmann Institute of Science Martin S. Kraar Observatory participates on a regular basis in the μFUN project, the Microlensing Follow-Up Network.

Supernova in M51

On May 27, 2011 a relatively bright type IIb supernova (SN) occured in a nearby galaxy M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy, ~30 million light years distant).

Observatory Code

One of the first achievements of the observatory was the assignment of an official Observatory Code by the IAU/MPC (International Astronomical Union / Minor Planet Center).