May 13th: Following Up LSST Observations in Chile


Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Title: Following Up LSST Observations in Chile

Organization: NOAO

Links: ; @NOAONorth ;

Description: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will give an unprecedented view on the changing universe detecting millions of new events per night. Astronomers will need carefully choose the most interesting alerts for followup observations. In this podcast, recorded live at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Director Dr. Steve Heathcote discusses the Blanco 4 meter telescope and the SOAR telescope, two instruments that will play an important role in following up LSST alerts.
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Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at You can see his photos at

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