Colloquium on 14 April 2016
Science with MeerLICHT

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Title: Science with MeerLICHT
Speaker: Vanessa McBride
Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: 1896 Building (SAAO)

Abstract

MeerLICHT is a 65cm optical telescope that will operate from Sutherland starting 2017. The telescope will point wherever the MeerKAT radio array is pointing and will observe in 5 filters with a 1 minute cadence. The primary goal of the project is full exploitation of radio transient science, with before, during and after snapshots of any radio transient objects. However, a wealth of optical data will be generated and I will discuss observing strategy and potential ancillary science from these data.

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