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AAVSO "Superstar Astronomers" with Dr. Krzysztof Stanek

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Free for members

Dr. Krzysztof Stanek will present the "All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae: Big Science with Small Telescopes"

Until the present day, only human eyes monitored the entire night sky. We changed that with our "All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae’’ (ASAS-SN), which automatically surveys the entire visible sky every night, for the first time in human history. ASAS-SN is discovering large numbers of bright supernovae, quasar flares, tidal disruption events, Galactic novae, and variable stars, that in turn, trigger additional observations across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond.

Dr. Stanek will discuss some of the most interesting recent ASAS-SN discoveries, as well as the various ways in which they make the data public. The scientific value and public utility of ASAS-SN data are growing rapidly, and he will discuss the plans for that to continue in the future.

Dr. Stanek leads the ASAS-SN project, in collaboration with other astronomers. He is an astronomy professor and University Distinguished Scholar at Ohio State University. His expertise lies in supernovae & gamma ray bursts, galactic structure, and time-domain astrophysics. Dr. Stanek was one of the recipients of the AAS Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize in 2020 for the efforts on ASAS-SN.

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free for members
https://www.aavso.org/2022-webinars

Organizer

American Assoc of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Phone:
617-354-0484
Email:
kspirer@aavso.org

Venue

Zoom