Kilonova Catcher Project by GRANDMA

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 22:59

I'd like to promote the Kilonova-Catcher citizen science project here. This seems to be perfect for collaboration with High Energy Network observers of the AAVSO.

 

If you haven't watched it already, the second part of this AAVSO webinar

https://youtu.be/WIDxZDA2ZvY "AAVSO Webinar, with Melanie Crowson and Dr. Sarah Antier"

is a perfect introduction into this subject. The second part where Dr Sarah Antier explains this starts at around 39min  into the webinar.

 

Thoughts? Feedback? I'd like to know what other observers here think about this.

CS

HB

 

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
If you think about joining…

If you think about joining Kilonova Catchers, NOW is a good time because there will be a Zoom meeting for new members on Wednesday. Details on how to join are in the video linked above.

CS

HB

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
I don't want to put the…

I don't want to put the password protected Zoom link here, but as Sarah mentioned in the slides at ca 1:29, you can write to  antier{at}apc.in2p3.fr  to be added to the KilonovaCatcher mailing list, and to get the link for the zoom call.

 

Hope to see some of you on the Wednesday call then.

HB

 

 

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Here is the agenda for the…

Here is the agenda for the meeting (again, write to Sarah for login details):

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General news about the project

  • Updates on the development plan of the web application KN-Catcher
  • Vote soon for the KN-Catcher logo!


How GW alerts are distributed and how to observe them ?

  • Reminder about the GW optical follow-up workflow
  • What kind informations I will receive from GRANDMA to perform my observations ?
  • Where to find those informations ?
  • How to perform the observations
  • Where to post my images ?


Some help ?

  • Review of the outreach/FAQ doc in your KNC program made by B. Chabert (GRANDMA intern) about GW astronomy
  • Let’s analyse together scientific publications !
  • Photometry training: test your ability to measure the magnitude of a source in single and stacked exposures.

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