Contributed Talk - Splinter ATNG

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 15:30   (H 2036)

Optical Telescope Arrays for Astronomy in Germany

Marek Kowalski
DESY and Humboldt University of Berlin

Observatories consisting of arrays of small, commercially available telescopes with largely of-the-shelf instrumentation are becoming increasingly more sensitive. At the same time, there is a need for versatile observing capacities to support large surveys, e.g. the wide-area, UV sensitive ULTRASAT satellite. I will discuss a proposal to build-up a facility of optical telescope arrays that could serve the German community from transient astronomy to planetary science.