Abstract

Title of Abstract
Automated time domain astronomy with the remote access PIRATE facility
Session
Time Domain Astronomy with Robotic Telescopes: the Science that Drives the Technology
Author
Dr Johanna F Jarvis
Institution
The Open University
Co-Authors
Dr Ulrich Kolb (The Open University)
Summary (maximum 250 words)
Assembled using off-the-shelf hardware and software components the facility spearheaded remote-access laboratories for the award-winning The OpenScience Laboratory, an initiative which revolutionizes the teaching of practical science to distance teaching undergraduate students. In this presentation we describe how the PIRATE systems and operational mode facilitate its use in time domain astronomy. A particular emphasis is on the queue-scheduled autonomous photometric monitoring campaign of suitable transient sources, including SuperWASP-identified candidate transiting exoplanets and transients from the Gaia photometric alert stream. We present selected results to illustrate the facility’s capabilities.
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Schedule

Session Time
09:00 - 10:30
Talk start
09.45
Day
Thursday

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