With launch of new night sky survey, UW researchers ready for era of 'big data' astronomy

On Nov. 14, scientists with the California Institute of Technology, the University of Washington and eight additional partner institutions, announced that the Zwicky Transient Facility, the latest sensitive tool for astrophysical observations in the Northern Hemisphere, has seen 'first light' and took its first detailed image of the night sky. When fully operational in 2018, the ZTF will scan almost the entire northern sky every night.

With launch of new night sky survey, UW researchers ready for era of 'big data' astronomy

The first astronomers had a limited toolkit: their eyes. They could only observe those stars, planets and celestial events bright enough to pick up unassisted. But today's astronomers use increasingly ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Zwicky Transient Facility First Light

A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

New Camera Will Search for Star Explosions and Other Quick Changes in the Cosmos

A powerful new instrument that will search the cosmos for exploding stars and fast-moving space rocks has captured its first image of the night sky.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

UW researchers ready for era of "big data" astronomy

Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 20, 2017 The first astronomers had a limited toolkit: their eyes. They could only observe those stars, planets and celestial events bright enough to pick up unassisted. ...

21 hours ago from SpaceDaily

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