September 2006: The ARO is now observing variable stars, mainly Cepheids and suspected Cepheids. This work is being done for Daniel Majaess and David Turner of Saint Mary's University Astronomy and Physics. All observing is done automatically based on observing lists provided by Daniel. They are being given about 2 hours of time each clear night.

August 2006: The ARO has joined the Puckett Observatory World Supernova Search and has abandoned the search program developed by Paul Gray for ARO.

April to August 2006: The ARO was out of operation following a catastrophic telescope malfunction. It took about two months to get back in operation while waiting for parts from the manufacturer.

September 2005 to April 2006: The supernova search continued on nearly every clear night.