UKIRT Observatory continues in productive operations under new management by
the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, and Lockheed Martin Advanced
Technology Center. Current operational support comes from the NASA Orbital
Debris Program Office. The UK continues to provide support for data pipeline
UKIRT offers two unique capabilities: the only Wide-Field Near-IR camera in
the Northern Hemisphere and the mid-IR imaging and spectroscopy of Michelle.
It also has an extremely capable 1-5 micron spectrograph with IFU and
spectropolarimetry, UIST, as well as continuous near-IR imaging access for
The current UKIRT partner institutions welcome additional short-term
operations partners. The unique capabilities and flexible queue scheduling
offer an attractive opportunity for investigator teams or institutions
interested in IR surveying and spectroscopic follow-up.