October 2009: ARO was featured in talks in British Columbia. These included the RASC Centres of Okanagan, Victoria, Vancouver, and Sunshine Coast and a lunchtime talk at the Hertzberg Institute of Astrophysics.

June 2009: ARO's main scope was upgraded from a C11 to a C14. We are now also using SMU's ST8XME camera with a 0.5x Optec tele-compressor.