Optical synoptic telescopes: new science frontiers

  title={Optical synoptic telescopes: new science frontiers},
  author={J. Anthony Tyson},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  • J. Tyson
  • Published in
    Astronomical Telescopes…
    16 July 2010
  • Physics, Engineering
Over the past decade, sky surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have proven the power of large data sets for answering fundamental astrophysical questions. This observational progress, based on a synergy of advances in telescope construction, detectors, and information technology, has had a dramatic impact on nearly all fields of astronomy, and areas of fundamental physics. The next-generation instruments, and the surveys that will be made with them, will maintain this… Expand
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