At 11,400 ft, Volcan Baru is the highest mountain in Panama. The town of Boquete is nestled in
a lovely river valley on the southern side of the mountain.
The Boquete Optical SETI Observatory is located 3 miles from Boquete at 4400 feet on a southern slope of Volcan Baru and about 25 miles southeast of the Costa Rican/Panama border. It was constructed beginning in 2008. The observatory has a newly fabricated 20 inch Newtonian with a piggybacked 14 inch classical Cassegrain for tracking. The Newtonian was commissioned in October 2015. The observatory is in a continuous process of development.
11/14/16 - Star list corrections and additions.
11/20/16 - Minor changes, additions to "Detectors" section.
11/21/16 - Updated "Author's Bio" section.
11/22/16 - Added The Astrophysical Journal Letters article on KIC 8462852 to
11/27/16 -The latest updates may be found in the "Observations" section.