This is the home page of Tim Abbott at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.


I am telescope manager and instrument scientist for the Blanco 4-m telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile. My scientific endeavours concentrate on late stages of binary star evolution, interacting stars and cataclysmic variables.

In a gratifyingly successful effort to get naturally cagey engineers and astronomers to talk to eachother, I moderate the CCD mailing list CCD-world.

I was, in reverse order: astronomer in charge at The Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), support astronomer at NOT, resident astronomer at The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, fellow at The European Southern Observatory, La Silla, graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin and undergraduate at the University of Oxford.

This picture of me is only a couple of years old, but now I have a beard.

I have a son Alex.

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Post: AURA/CTIO, 950 N. Cherry Ave., PO Box 26732, Tucson AZ 85719-6732, USA
AURA/CTIO, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile.
Telephone: +56 51 205 200
Fax: +56 51 205 212
Local date & time: Thursday, 18 Dec 2014, 23:09, CLST