The Evryscope (“wide-seer”) is an array of telescopes pointed at every part of the accessible sky simultaneously and continuously, together forming a gigapixel-scale telescope monitoring an overlapping 8,000 square degree field every 2 minutes. Funded by NSF/ATI, NSF/CAREER, NSF/AAG, and operating in Chile since 2016 and California since 2019, the two Evryscopes together give two-minute-cadence coverage of over 16,000 square degrees. FInterested in collaboration to use Evryscope data? Please contact Nick Law (nmlaw-at-physics-dot-unc-dot-edu).


Recent Project News

Amy Glazier selected for NASA Exoexplorers

  • February 10th, 2021

Evryscope graduate student Amy Glazier has been selected for the inaugural cohort of NASA’s Exoplanet Explorers program! One of ten early-career scientists selected nationally for the program, Amy will join the NASA ExoExplorers team, present her research to the exoplanet community, and learn from the experiences of established exoplanet researchers around the nation.

Evryscope at AAS 2021

  • January 2nd, 2021

R. Gonzalez
Session 124. (iPoster-Plus Session) — Stellar Rotation, Variability, and Flares
124.08. Automating Superflare Spectroscopy with Evryscope and SOAR

N. Law
235.02. The Argus Array: the Deep Sky Every Minute

A. F. Vasquez Soto
Session 405 – (Oral Session) — The Sun and The Solar System
405.09. A First Look at Earth’s Orbital Space Measured with the Evryscopes
January 14, 2021, 1:20 PM – 1:30 PM

H. Corbett
Session 509 – (Oral Session) — Supernovae 3
509.08. Orbital Foregrounds for Ultra-Short Duration Transients
January 15, 2021, 1:20 PM – 1:30 PM

W. S. Howard
Session 515 – (Oral Session) — Stellar Rotation and Flares 2
515.03 D. Investigating exoplanet habitability and the stellar magnetism of cool stars across half the Southern sky via superflares, starspots, and stellar rotation.
January 15, 2021, 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM

N. Galliher
Session 515 – (Oral Session) — Stellar Rotation and Flares 2
515.04. Chasing Young Star Superflares Using the Evryscopes
January 15, 2021, 12:40 PM – 12:50 PM

A. L. Glazier
Session 515 – (Oral Session) — Stellar Rotation and Flares 2
515.05. Constraints on Post Superflare ExoAuroral Emission with SOAR and the Evryscope Fast Transient Engine
January 15, 2021,12:50 PM – 1:00 PM

Evryscope ApJ Letter measures orbital foregrounds for ultra-short duration transients

  • November 7th, 2020

Reflections from objects in Earth orbit can produce subsecond, star-like optical flashes similar to astrophysical transients. Reflections have historically caused false alarms for transient surveys, but the population has not been systematically studied. In a new ApJ Letter, we report event rates for these orbital flashes using the Evryscope Fast Transient Engine, a low-latency transient detection pipeline for the Evryscopes.

Evryscope and TESS measure the temperatures of dozens of superflares

  • October 7th, 2020

Ultraviolet light from giant stellar flares can destroy a planet’s habitability. New research from the Evryscope will help astrobiologists understand how much radiation planets experience during superflares and whether life could exist on worlds beyond our solar system.

Super flares are bursts of energy that are 10 to 1,000 times larger than the biggest flares from the Earth’s sun. These flares can bathe a planet in an amount of ultraviolet light huge enough to doom the chances of life surviving there.

We  have for the first time measured the temperature of a large sample of super flares from stars, and the flares’ likely ultraviolet emissions. Our findings, published on arxiv Oct. 5 ahead of print in Astrophysical Journal, will allow researchers to put limits on the habitability of planets that are targets of upcoming planet-finding missions.

See the great popular-press writeups at Space.com and Universe Today (among others).

Five new Evryscope Papers

  • August 20th, 2020