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Exploring the Time Domain with Synoptic Sky Surveys

Djorgovski, S. G. and Mahabal, A. A. and Drake, A. J. and Graham, M. J. and Donalek, C. and Williams, R. (2012) Exploring the Time Domain with Synoptic Sky Surveys. In: New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy. IAU Symposium Proceedings Series . No.285. Cambridge University Press , New York, pp. 141-146. ISBN 978-1-107-01985-0.

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Synoptic sky surveys are becoming the largest data generators in astronomy, and they are opening a new research frontier that touches practically every field of astronomy. Opening the time domain to a systematic exploration will strengthen our understanding of a number of interesting known phenomena, and may lead to the discoveries of as yet unknown ones. We describe some lessons learned over the past decade, and offer some ideas that may guide strategic considerations in the planning and execution of future synoptic sky surveys.

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Additional Information:© 2012 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 20 April 2012. This work was supported in part by the NASA grant 08-AISR08-0085, and the NSF grants AST-0407448, AST-0909182 and IIS-1118041. We thank numerous collaborators from the DPOSS, PQ, and CRTS surveys, and the VO and astroinformatics communities for the work and ideas that have shaped our own ideas and scientific results. We also thank the organizers for a most interesting Symposium.
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