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The next phase of time domain astronomy

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Date 22 May 2019
Time 11:00 -12:00
Shri Kulkarni
Shri Kulkarni (Caltech)

In the optical bands, time domain astronomy (TDA) is now in full swing. Over the coming few years, phased array feed (PAF) and "Large N Small Diameter" (LNSD) interferometric arrays will allow radio astronomers to catch up with optical TDA. In this informal talk, I will share my thoughts on the next phase of TDA (with emphasis on optical TDA).

Picture for poster can be found at

         http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~srk/PalomarObs.jpg

An areal view of the Palomar Observatory (California).  The discovery engine is the 48-inch telescope (extreme left) and the photometric classification is done at the 60-inch telescope (extreme right).

Spectral classification is undertaken at the 200-inch telescope (center). The very first synoptic survey undertaken with a wide field Schmidt telescope was F. Zwicky's 18-inch and is the small dome to the right of the 200-inch.