The All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae

May 31, 2018
Two galaxies in the midst of colliding.

Led by faculty in the Department of Astronomy, the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) is an international project to rapidly identify and study the brightest transient sources the universe. ASAS-SN leads the world in the discovery of bright supernovae, and in 2015 discovered the most powerful supernova ever detected. The approximately $40,000 grant from Women & Philanthropy will support valuable follow-up observations of ASAS-SN discoveries by funding the use of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.