ar X iv : a st ro - p h / 03 02 61 0 v 2 1 M ar 2 00 3 1 The VERITAS Project


VERITAS is a new, major ground-based γ-ray observatory designed to significantly advance our understanding of extreme astrophysical processes in the universe. The observatory comprises seven large-aperture (12 m diameter) Cherenkov telescopes, each equipped with an imaging camera. The first phase of VERITAS (consisting of four telescopes) is currently under construction. Here we outline the key features of VERITAS and provide an update on its status [1]. pp. 1–6 c ©2002 by Universal Academy Press, Inc.

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@inproceedings{Ong2003arXI, title={ar X iv : a st ro - p h / 03 02 61 0 v 2 1 M ar 2 00 3 1 The VERITAS Project}, author={Ren{\'e} A. Ong and I . H . Bond and Patrick J. Boyle and S . M . Bradbury and James H. Buckley and Ignacio P{\'e}rez and David A Lewis and O. Celik and S . Criswell and Wenping Cui and Mok Kam-Wah Daniel and Abraham D. Falcone and David J. Fegan and Stephen Fegan and John P. Finley and Lucy Fortson and J . A . Gaidos and S . Gammell and Kathryn Gibbs and Dorothy Hanna and Jonathan Hall and A . M . Hillas and Jamie Holder and D . Horan and Meredith Jordan and M . Kertzman and David B. Kieda and J. Kildea and Jaci A. Knapp and Karl Kosack and H . Krawczynski and Frank Krennrich and Stephan LeBohec and Edward Linton and J . Lloyd - Evans and Patrick Moriarty and David M{\"{u}ller and Toshikazu Nagai and Sean Nolan and R . Pallassini and Filip Pizlo and B . Power - Mooney and James Quinn and Kinley Ragan and P . Rebillot and John Elliot Reynolds and H . Joachim Rose and Marion Schroedter and G . H . Sembroski and Simon P. Swordy and Vladimir V. Vassiliev and Scott P. Wakely and Gordon Walker and Trevor C. Weekes and Jochem Zweerink}, year={2003} }