We are excited to announce the installation of two new arrays of telescopes at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, marking a significant milestone in the GOTO project. Within only a month, we also managed to successfully perform all the instrumentation alignments and calibrations, as well as prepare the systems for autonomous operations.
The southern node in conjunction with the existing station on La Palma allows us now to search the entire sky for optical counterparts to gravitational waves. The GOTO project aims to detect these events in real time and study them in detail, providing valuable insights into the astrophysics behind the universe’s most violent phenomena – the collisions of neutron stars and black holes. Stay tuned for updates as we continue our survey.