Fourth Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories
(28 Sep - 2 Oct 2015)
The number of automatic astronomical facilities worldwide continues to grow, and the level of robotisation, autonomy, and networking is increasing as well. This has a strong impact in many astrophysical fields, like the search for extra-solar planets, the monitoring of variable stars in our Galaxy, the study of active galactic nuclei, the detection and monitoring of supernovae, and the immediate follow-up of high-energy transients such as gamma-ray bursts.
The main focus of the workshop will be on the new and existing astronomical facilities whose goal is to observe a wide variety of astrophysical targets with no (or very little) human interaction. We expect the workshop will continue as an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last two years, also focusing on Space Surveillance. The Scientific Organizing Committee will try to work on a very dynamic program, dealing not only with scientific and technical issues but also with educational and open science aspects.
|- Existing robotic observatories worldwide||- Protocols for robotic telescope networks|
|- New hardware and software developments||- Scientific results obtained by means of robotic observatories|
|- Real-time analysis pipelines||- Public Outreach and Citizen Science|
|- Wide-field imaging and follow-ups||- Global Networks|
|- Archiving the data and quality control||- Educational aplications|
|- Telescope and observatory control systems||- Future strategies|
|- Transient detection and classification||- Space Debris Tracking and Surveillance|
28 September - 2 October 2015
Hotel Pueblo Camino Real, Los Álamos, Torremolinos (Málaga), Spain