OSAA Public Lecture

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Artistic Impression of a Supernova  [Credit: NASA/Swift/Skyworks Digital/Dana Berry]
February 13, 2020
8:00PM - 9:00PM
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CBEC 0130

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Add to Calendar 2020-02-13 20:00:00 2020-02-13 21:00:00 OSAA Public Lecture All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae: Big Science with Small Telescopes Kris Stanek - The Ohio State University Even in the present day, only human eyes monitor the entire night sky.  There is no optical survey that frequently images and records the entire celestial sphere, seeking out the transient, variable, and sometimes violent events that mark the evolution and transformation of our Universe. Astronomers at OSU are changing that with their ``All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae'' (ASAS-SN),  which, for the first time in human history, automatically surveys the entire visible sky every night.  ASAS-SN is already producing a steady stream of exciting discoveries, many of them potentially transformative to the field of astrophysics, and the best is yet to come. Kris Stanek & Chris Kochanek were awarded the 2020 AAS Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize "For their innovative contributions to time-domain astronomy and, in particular, their leadership in the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN)."  Location: CBEC 0130 151 W Woodruff Ave Columbus, OH 43210 https://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=248 CBEC 0130 Department of Astronomy astronomy@osu.edu America/New_York public
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All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae: Big Science with Small Telescopes

Kris Stanek - The Ohio State University

Even in the present day, only human eyes monitor the entire night sky.  There is no optical survey that frequently images and records the entire celestial sphere, seeking out the transient, variable, and sometimes violent events that mark the evolution and transformation of our Universe.

Astronomers at OSU are changing that with their ``All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae'' (ASAS-SN),  which, for the first time in human history, automatically surveys the entire visible sky every night.  ASAS-SN is already producing a steady stream of exciting discoveries, many of them potentially transformative to the field of astrophysics, and the best is yet to come.

Kris Stanek & Chris Kochanek were awarded the 2020 AAS Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize "For their innovative contributions to time-domain astronomy and, in particular, their leadership in the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN)." 

Location:

CBEC 0130
151 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

https://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=248

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