AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 48 Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Swift Era
Topical Oral, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 2:30-4:00 and 4:15-6:00pm, 205/206

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[48.05] Ground-based Capabilities Related to Swift

D. A. Frail (NRAO)

The Swift satellite will be a self-contained instrument for making observations of GRBs at gamma-ray, X-ray and optical/UV wavelengths. Nonetheless, there will exist many exciting opportunities for following up GRBs with ground-based facilities across the electromagnetic spectrum. In this talk I will highlight those key science questions that can be answered with a vigorous ground-based effort. I will outline the capabilities that will be required to achieve these goals and describe several observational efforts that are underway. This talk will be directed toward those observers who are not currently active in the GRB field but who may be interested in participating after Swift launches.

The NRAO is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

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