12:00–1:00 pm ERC 401
Host: Anastasia Sokolenko
Anže Slosar (Brookhaven National Laboratory) "LuSEE-Night: a Pathfinder Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon"
LuSEE-Night is a novel collaborative effort between NASA and DOE aiming to land a path-finder radio telescope on the far side of the Moon. The instrument consists of 4 monopole antennas and will observe the radio sky between 0.1Mhz and 50MHz. This observational band is largely inaccessible from the Earth due to ionosphere and radio interference, but offers potentially transformational information about the early universe. LuSEE-Night is manifested to launch on the CS-3 mission of Commercial Lunar Payload Services in the second part of 2025. I will describe the science, the instrument and challenges associated with such aggressive delivery schedule.