CTA Key Galactic Observational Programs


Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 16:00 – GSSI

Dr. Emma de Ona-Wilhelmi Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (IEEC-CSIC)

The upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will be fully operative in 2020, although it is foreseen to be partially working already in 2015. The observatory will consists on two sites located in the North and the South hemisphere covering the energy range between a few tens of GeV to more than 100 TeV, with a sensitivity of the order of ~mCrab. The observation time will be open to guest observers but a fraction of the total time will be used by the CTA consortium to pursue what it has been dubbed Key Projects (KP). I will discuss the KPs that are being currently discussed in the context of the Galactic physics topics that will be investigated by CTA and the results we expect to achieve.