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!