RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Friday, 27 April 2018, 14:00-14:20; Duffield Lecture Theatre

John Tonry

"The ATLAS All-sky Survey System"

The ATLAS All-sky Survey System is carefully optimized to maximize survey capability for transient and moving objects per unit cost - in this regard it out-performs every other survey around. I will describe the ATLAS system: purchased hardware, custom-built hardware, software, and personnel, explaining some of the design choices that make ATLAS particularly effective.