CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: Time Domain Science with MSE

Presenter: Daryl Haggard


The multiplexing capability of MSE enables novel science not just in spatial coverage, but in the time domain as well. Time domain (synoptic) astronomy enables investigation of periodic (e.g., binaries/exoplanets, pulsation), evolutionary (e.g., post explosion supernovae) and bursting behaviour (e.g., flares, CV novae), solar system moving objects (e.g., main-belt and more distant asteroids, trans-Neptunian objects), as well as astrophysical transients (e.g., supernovae, kilonovae, neutron star mergers, gravitational wave electromagnetic counterparts, fast radio bursts), on time scales from minutes to years. I will outline the activities of the MSE's Time Domain Science Working Group, briefly describe the important contribution MSE can make to these exciting, rapidly evolving research areas, and discuss the observing strategies needed to maximize science from this wide range of variable and transient astrophysical sources.