Global Sky Partners

Follow-up of Gravitational Wave sources with LCO

About

With the advent of the latest generation gravitational wave detectors (Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo), dawn is breaking on multi-messenger astronomy. The detection of gravitational wave sources when accompanied by a companion source seen in "traditional" electromagnetic telescopes would bring breakthroughs in a huge range of astrophysics as well as fundamental physics. This project will bring this process into schools around the world using LCO's unique network of telescopes.

Organizers:
Chris North
Affiliation:
Cardiff University
Active:
Dec 2017 → present
Audience:
  • Citizen science
  • Audience Region:
  • Online only
  • ligo virgo