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Program Information for 2019A-0289


PI: Ryan Foley, UC Santa Cruz, foley@cssc.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA

CoI: Katie Auchettl, Niels Bohr Institute
CoI: Jon Brown, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: David Coulter, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Georgios Dimitriadis, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Maria Drout, University of Toronto
CoI: Tiara Hung, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: David Jones, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Charles Kilpatrick, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Gautham Narayan, STScI
CoI: Yen-Chen Pan, NAOJ
CoI: Armin Rest, STScI
CoI: Cesar Rojas-Bravo, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Daniel Scolnic, U. of Chicago
CoI: Matthew Siebert, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Raffaella Margutti, Northwestern U.

Title: Young Supernova Experiment

Abstract: The Young Supernova Experiment (YSE) is a 3.5-year project to discover and photometrically follow $sim$^$ astrophysical transients. This novel survey takes advantage of other public transient surveys to discover {it and identify} transients within hours of explosion while providing the necessary high-fidelity training set for LSST. This survey will (1) obtain the sample of low-$z$ Type Ia supernovae (SNe) necessary for {it WFIRST} and other future cosmology surveys, (2) discover dozens of exotic transients and transients within hours of explosion, and (3) produce a large, homogeneous sample of common SNe for demographic studies, LSST planning, and classification challenges. While YSE will obtain beautiful $griz$ light curves of every transient it discovers, we require spectroscopy to take full advantage of this sample. With SOAR, we will obtain spectral classifications and redshifts for the bulk of this sample.

Program Type: Standard/Extragalactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2019A):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Feb 11 2019, Mar 12 2019, Mar 27 2019, May 10 2019, Jun 05 2019, Jul 07 2019


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