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Argus Pathfinder deployed to PARI!

December 6, 2022

We have deployed the Argus Pathfinder telescope, the Argus Array prototype, to PARI in the Appalachian mountains. Pathfinder’s hardware, software and data-analysis pipelines have already been extensively tested in Chapel Hill, and the telescope  will be commissioned at the PARI dark-sky … Read more

Science Magazine’s article on the Argus Array

August 26, 2022

Check out Science Magazine’s great article on the Argus Array!. From the article: “Argus Panoptes, the all-seeing, manyeyed giant of Greek mythology, is about to take physical form in the mountains of North Carolina. In October, an array of 38 … Read more

Summer AAS Presentations

June 15, 2022

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; … Read more

Argus Pathfinder starts major construction!

June 13, 2022

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 … Read more

Argus’s new design!

June 13, 2022

Read our new fact sheet about the 55 Gpix Argus Array, including the new system design that eliminates the need to move the telescope dome, removes 1,000 telescope windows, and thus greatly reduces the enclosure costs.  

Argus Technology Testbed construction update

November 9, 2021

The first Argus Array prototype, the mArgus technology testbed, is on-sky and undergoing testing. See a new photojournal of some of the development work here: A New Way to Explore the Night Sky

New paper on the Argus Array, the next generation Evryscope

August 4, 2021

The Argus Array, being developed by the Law group at UNC Chapel Hill, is a large (5m-aperture-equivalent) telescope consisting of 900 moderate-aperture, off-the-shelf telescopes multiplexed into a common hemispherical dome. The prototype, the Argus Pathfinder, will demonstrate the Argus concept … Read more

Amy Glazier selected for NASA Exoexplorers

February 10, 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 … Read more

Read Dr. Jeff Ratzloff’s Thesis

February 10, 2021

Dr. Jeff Ratzloff, recently graduated from UNC, designed and built the Evryscopes’ hardware, and discovered new types of compact objects with the systems. Read his Dean’s-Distinguished-Dissertation-Award-winning thesis here!

Evryscope at AAS 2021

January 2, 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 … Read more

NSF funds prototype for next-generation Evryscope

November 10, 2020

We are happy to announce the NSF/MSIP development funding of the Argus Array prototype, the prototype for the next-generation Evryscope. Like the Evryscopes, Argus will cover the entire sky in each exposure, but with hundreds of quarter-meter telescopes tiled across … Read more

Evryscope exhibits opens at Morehead Planetarium

November 9, 2020

Our NSF-funded Evryscope and exoplanets exhibit has opened at Morehead Planetarium. The exhibit includes a half-dome planetarium displaying real full-sky Evryscope images with gesture interactivity, an interactive activity where students learn to classify light curves and look for exoplanets, and … Read more

Evryscope and TESS measure the temperatures of dozens of superflares

October 7, 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 … Read more

Five new Evryscope Papers

August 20, 2020

The Evryscope Team and collaborators have published new papers based on Evryscope data: EVR-CB-004: An Inflated Hot Subdwarf O Star + Unseen WD Companion in a Compact Binary Discovered with the Evryscope Evryscope and K2 Constraints on TRAPPIST-1 Superflare Occurrence … Read more

Jeff Ratzloff wins UNC’s Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

January 22, 2020

We are excited to announce that Jeff Ratzloff, the Evryscope mechanical designer and leader of our compact-objects and fast-transiting-exoplanets programs, has been selected to receive the 2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering. … Read more

Evryscope @ AAS 2020

January 5, 2020

The Evryscope team are presenting new surveys and results @ AAS 2020: Hank Corbett talking about his fast transient survey, including EFTE, his minute-cadence all-sky transient detection and followup system Surveys and Large Programs I, Jan 5, 2:00pm-2:10pm Measurement of … Read more