Summer AAS Presentations

We’re highlighting the ongoing Argus prototypes and Evryscope results at AAS 2022:

Hank Corbett: The sky at one terabit per second: the Argus Hierarchical Data Processing System

Amy Glazier: searching for exoplanet aurorae with Evryscope and SOAR

Alan Vasquez Soto; Argus Optical Array Motion Control: tracking the entire sky with a large single-dome array telescope

Ramses Gonzalez: The Hercules Mount
Shouldering the Weight of the Argus Array

Lawrence Machia; How to pamper your optics: Climate Cintrol for the Argus Optical Array

Nathan Galliher; ArgusSpec: an Autonomous Fast-Slew Spectrograph designed for rapid flare followup


Argus Pathfinder starts major construction!

We have begun the construction of Argus Pathfinder, the 1/3-scale prototype of the Argus Array. The 38-telescope prototype is being mounted into two shipping containers, which will undergo testing at our off-campus test facility in Chapel Hill before being deployed in the Appalachian Mountains this summer.

Argus Pathfinder, following on from the Argus Technology Demonstrator test platform, will validate the Argus tracking, thermal control and enclosure concepts, as well as performing a deep every-night survey of the Northern sky.