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Preface: Planning the scientific applications of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio telescope

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Li, D and Dickey, JM and Liu, S, Preface: Planning the scientific applications of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio telescope, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 19, (2) Article 16. ISSN 1674-4527 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 National Astronomical Observatories, CAS and IOP Publishing Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1088/1674-4527/19/2/16

Abstract

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) is by far the largest telescope of any kind ever built. FAST produced its first light in September 2016 and it is now under commissioning, with normal operation to commence in late 2019. During testing and early science operation, FAST has started making astronomical discoveries, particularly pulsars of various kinds, including millisecond pulsars, binaries, gamma-ray pulsars, etc. The papers in this mini-volume propose ambitious observational projects to advance our knowledge of astronomy, astrophysics and fundamental physics in many ways. Although it may take FAST many years to achieve all the goals explained in these papers, taken together they define a powerful strategic vision for the next decade.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:radio astronomy, radio telescopes, FAST
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
UTAS Author:Dickey, JM (Professor John Dickey)
ID Code:133219
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2019-06-19
Last Modified:2019-08-30
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