The NCCS should provide support for remote monitoring via eavesdropping. Eavesdropping means that an astronomer can be in a remote place and can find out what is presently being observed and look at the status of the observations (see Remote Observing and Experience at ESO for a definition of remote observing terms). Eavesdropping does NOT mean moving the telescope from a remote place. Eavesdropping must be possible via modem and Internet. It must be possible to find out the status of the present observing program, follow in quasi-realtime the present observation, take a look at the data and query the observing and system logfiles.