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Sun Jan 29, 2012

Aspen winter transients meeting

This week I visited Aspen, CO for the Physics of Astronomical Transients meeting, at the remarkable Aspen Center for Physics. There is an increasing focus on transient astronomy at present, and astrophysicsts are racing to understand the physics of new phenomena that are being discovered by wide-field, automated instruments and observing programs such as NASA's Swift satellite, the Pan-STARRS program, and others. I presented a poster on the Variables and Slow Transients program for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) which is expected to uncover a wealth of new transient discoveries when it commences in 2013 or so.

Survey Science with ASKAP: Variables and Slow Transients (VAST) (8.5 MB vector PDF)

Labels: 2012, /transients