CBAT and the Tamkin Foundation
The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
and the Minor Planet Center shared computers generously
donated by the Tamkin Foundation of Los Angeles from
about 1998 until 2010, forming the Tamkin Foundation
Computing Network. With the CBAT's move from the SAO
to EPS/Harvard in 2010, this Network has now been extended
to the CBAT's presence at EPS/Harvard, with the Tamkin
Foundation providing a generous gift to purchase
an OpenVMS computer and supporting equipment along with
two linux webservers, an Apple iMac, and scanners/printers.
The CBAT gratefully acknowledges a donation by the SAO
of an older VMS computer in the move from SAO to EPS/Harvard,
as well as other computer support during the transition
during Feb.-Aug. 2010 from SAO to the EPS Department.
While the new computers were being purchased and set up
at EPS, the CBAT continued to operate on the MPC/Tamkin
computers at SAO.