Michael Ashley in cold weather gear

Key Papers


There has been considerable progress made in the past decade in our understanding of both the Antarctic environment, as it pertains to astronomical observations, and in our knowledge about how to operate in the conditions. The following is a list of key Papers which summarise our understanding, and investigate possible facilities that could be built to take advantage of the unique conditions. They have all been extracted from the JACARA bibliography, which contains a complete listing of all Papers published through work facilitated by JACARA.

Refereed Papers

  • Hidas, M.G., Burton, M.G., Chamberlain. M.A. & Storey, J.W.V., 'Infrared and sub-millimetre sky brightness on the Antarctic plateau', 2000. Pub. Ast. Soc. Aust., 17, 260-269. Paper (192K) ADS Link, Electronic Journal Article

  • Burton, M.G., Storey, J.W.V. & Ashley, M.C.B., 'Science goals for Antarctic infrared telescopes', 2001. Pub. Ast. Soc. Aus., 18, 158-165. Paper(240K) ADS Link, Electronic Journal Article

  • Marks, R.D., 'Astronomical seeing from the summits of the Antarctic plateau', 2002. A&A, 385, 328-336. Paper (168K), ADS Link, Electronic Journal Article

  • Travouillon, T., Ashley, M.C.B., Burton, M.G., Storey, J.W.V. & Loewenstein, R.F., 'Atmospheric turbulence at the South Pole and its implications for astronomy', 2003. A.&A, 400, 1163-1172. Paper (696K), ADS Link, Electronic Journal Article

  • Lawrence, J., 'Adaptive optics performance of Antarctic telescopes', 2004. Applied Optics, 43, 1435-1449. Paper (255K).

  • Lawrence, J., 'Infrared and sub-millimetre atmospheric characterisitics of Antarctic high plateau sites', 2004. Pub. Ast. Soc. Pac., in press. Paper (450K).

  • Indermuehle, B.T., Burton, M.G. & Maddison, S.T., 'The history of astrophysics in Antarctica', 2004. Pub. Ast. Soc. Aust., submitted. Paper (1.7M), Table (28K)

  • Ashley, M.C.B., Burton, M.G., Lawrence, J.S. & Storey, J.W.V., 'Robotic telescopes on the Antarctic plateau', 2004. Astron. Nachr., in press. Paper (K)

  • Lawrence, J.S., Ashley, M.C.B., Tokovinin, A. & Travouillon, T., 'Exceptional astronomical seeing conditions above Dome C in Antarctica', 2004. Nature, 431, 278-281. Paper (512K)

  • Burton, M.G., Lawrence, J., Ashley, M.C.B., Bailey, J.A., Blake, C., Bedding, T.R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bond, I.A.,Glazebrook, K., Hidas, M.G., Lewis, G., Longmore, Maddison, S.T., Mattila, S., Minier, V., Ryder, S.D., Sharp, R., Smith, C.H., Storey, J.W.V., Tinney, C.G., Tuthill, P., Walsh, A.J.,Walsh, W., Whiting, M., Wong, T., Woods, D. & Yock, P.C.M., 'Science Programs for a 2m-class Telescope at Dome C, Antarctica: PILOT, the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope', 2004, PASA, submitted. Paper (3.9M)

Chapters in Books

  • Burton, M.G., `Astronomy in Antarctica', in Organisations and Strategies in Astronomy, Volume 5. Series editor Andre Heck, Kluwer, in press. Paper (1.8MB)

Conference Papers

  • Storey, J.W.V., Ashley, M.C.B., Lawrence, J.S. & Burton, M.G., 'Dome C-the best astronomical site in the world?', 2003. Mem. S.A. It., 2, 13-18. Paper (128K), ADS Link

  • Travouillon, T., Ashley, M.C.B., Burton, M.G., Lawrence, J. & Storey, J.W.V., 'Low atmosphere turbulence at Dome C: preliminary results', 2003. Mem. S.A. It., 2, 150-153. Paper (512K), ADS Link

  • Lawrence, J.S., Ashley, M.C.B., Burton, M.G., Calisse, P.G., Dempsey, J.T., Everett, J.R., Maher, O., Storey, J.W.V. & Travouillon, T. 'The AASTINO: Automated Astrophysical Site Testing INvincible Observatory', 2003. Mem. S.A. It., 2, 217-220. Paper (320K), ADS Link

  • Angel, R., Lawrence, H. & Storey, J., 'Concept for a second Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) in Antarctica', 2003. Proc. SPIE, Proc. 2nd Backasog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, Backaskog Castle, Sweden, 9-11 September, 2003, in press. Paper (2.2M)

  • Lloyd, J.P., Lane, B.F., Swain, M.R., Storey, J.W.V., Travouillon, T., Traub, W.A. & Walker, C.K., 'Extrasolar planet science with the Antarctic Planet Interferometer', 2004. In 'Techniques and instrumentation for the detection of exoplanets', Proc. SPIE, 5170, 193-199. Paper (376K).