The Burke-Gaffney Observatory, with its Ralph Medjuck Planewave CDK24 telescope, is a robot! It runs a suite of programs collectively called "Mission Control" which was developed by former observatory director Dave Lane.

It has a flexible and easy-to-use "chat-bot" style interface that allows observers to obtain astronomical images of objects of their choice in a fully-automatic way! Images taken can also be processed to make them look better and even in made into colour images!

You can "chat" with the observatory using:

You can monitor its status, observations, and activities using:

For information about how to obtain an observer account see the Getting Started page.