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Thu Jan 18, 2018

Surveying candidate sites for GOTO-South

This week I'm visiting Coonabarabran to check out Siding Spring Observatory as a possible site of the southern counterpart of our GOTO instrument on La Palma. Siting a second instrument in Australia willdramatically improve our ability to cover the large sky regions that LIGO produces in response to the detection of a binary neutron star or black hole merger. Later this year we plan to submit a funding proposal to support development of the telescope from 2019 onwards. Stay tuned!

Labels: 2018, /gravitational waves