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Title: Eye on the Sky

Abstract

Every night in a remote clearing called Fenton Hill high in the Jemez Mountains of central New Mexico, a bank of robotically controlled telescopes tilt their lenses to the sky for another round of observation through digital imaging. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Thinking Telescopes project is watching for celestial transients including high-power cosmic flashes called blazars, and like all science, it can be messy work. But for a graduate student at the Lab taking a year’s break between master’s and Ph.D. studies, working with these state-of-the-art autonomous telescopes that can make fundamental discoveries feels light years beyond the classroom.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373577
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; LANL; FENTON HILL; AUTONOMOUS TELESCOPES; OPTICAL TRANSIENTS; BLAZARS; EXTREME PHYSICS; COSMIC PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DATA ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Johnson, Spencer. Eye on the Sky. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Johnson, Spencer. Eye on the Sky. United States.
Johnson, Spencer. Thu . "Eye on the Sky". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373577.
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year = {Thu Jul 13 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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