New, sensitive widefield radio telescopes are opening up new parameter space for discovery and monitoring of variable and transient phenomena in the radio sky. Studies in the time domain are therefore an area of expanding interest in the astronomical community, including the ATNF user community. It is timely at this point to examine current progress using existing telescopes in astrophysical studies of variability.
An ATUC science meeting on "Time Domain Astronomy" will be held on Monday, 24th October in the ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre. This one-day workshop will include presentations and discussion sessions encompassing a broad range of topics such as:
- Searches for fast transient events
- Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts
- Stellar variability
- Lunar Cherenkov pulses due to high energy neutrinos
- Galactic and extragalactic jet phenomena
- Scintillation and extreme scattering events
We will explore the challenges of making measurements on the various timescales involved, as well as commonalities in approaches to data handling and analysis for different types of phenomena. It is intended that the emphasis will be on observations with existing ATNF facilities, but we welcome a limited number of contributions on work done with other radio facilities or even at other wavelengths.
Morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be provided to all participants.
Registration and call for papers is now open. There is no registration fee for the meeting, but for catering purposes, please register at
If you wish to present a talk please indicate the title and abstract on the registration form. Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.