All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae: Big Science with Small Telescopes Professor Kris Stanek
Date: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Location: Koffolt Laboratory, CBEC Room 130
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Host: Department of Astronomy
The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) surveys the entire visible sky every night, the first such record in human history. The founders of ASAS-SN, Ohio State astronomers Kris Stanek and Chris Kochanek were awarded the 2020 Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize of the American Astronomical Society "for their innovative contributions to time-domain astronomy and, in particular, their leadership in the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae."
At this event, Professor and University Distinguished Scholar Kris Stanek will tell the story of ASAS-SN and its discoveries about supernovae, tidal disruption of stars by black holes and many other phenomena of the variable night sky.