The NOIRLab logo

NOIRLab’s new logo encapsulates key aspects of the organization: we are driven by enabling discoveries from the night sky, from a diverse, innovative and collaborative community. The designers considered how these aspects relate to NOIRLab and its programs, and how to make the words into imagery. The logo they developed has a number of meanings. The large black half-circle can represent a dark sky, the color black (noir), a planet or a black hole. The smaller objects that surround it represent community, diversity, discovery, networking, moons or stars. The five colors of the smaller circles represent the five programs within NOIRLab: the international Gemini Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, operations of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, and the Community Science & Data Center.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noirlab2008a
Type:Artwork
Release date:April 3, 2020, 3 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2008, noao0312
Related announcements:noaoann19014, noaoann19006, noaoann19001, noaoann18023, noaoann18007
Size:4000 x 2956 px

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Category:Illustrations

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