Time Domain Astronomy with Robotic Telescopes: the Science that Drives the Technology
With the growing number of "triggers" induced by wide-field and all-sky surveys such as VVV, iPTF/zPTF, PanSTARRS, ASAS-SN and now Gaia, the meeting will review the current status of time domain astronomy and, specifically, the way in which robotic telescopes react to these triggers. The first of two sessions will cover the science that forms the backbone of transient astronomy: Nova and supernova, GRBs, CVs and Be-type stars, variable YSOs, X-Ray transients, tidal disruption events, etc. In the second session we will review the new technologies that are being proposed and/or developed to address these science areas: developments at existing robotic facilities but also new concepts for future telescopes and instrumentation.
Chris Davis
Thursday 09:00 and 13:30