The aim of the Veloce-RAPTOR telescope is to overcome the insufficient availability of ultra-precise spectroscopy, which is crucial for a broad range of science cases. A dedicated, robotic telescope would enable operation of the state-of-the-art Veloce spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope year-round, instead of only two months. In particular, for projects requiring many repeated observations over a long time, like the search for earth-like exoplanets around nearby stars, the full availability of Veloce would be transformative. Veloce-RAPTOR should significantly improve the access of Australian astronomers to cutting edge spectroscopy, enabling a wide array of science from detecting exoplanets to investigating stellar pulsations.
|Effective start/end date||5/07/19 → 4/07/20|