8th HEAD Meeting, 8-11 September, 2004
Session 30 VERITAS Workshop
Oral, Friday, September 10, 2004, 4:00-6:00pm

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[30.06] GLAST LAT Multiwavelength Planning

D. J. Thompson (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), GLAST Large Area Telescope Collaboration

Because gamma-ray astrophysics profits in powerful ways from multiwavelength studies, the GLAST Large Area Telescope (LAT) Collaboration has started multiwavelength planning well before the scheduled 2007 launch. Many aspects of this program are of direct interest to observers using VERITAS and other atmospheric Cerenkov telescopes, whose capabilities complement those of GLAST. This talk with describe some of the current developmental concepts for GLAST LAT multiwavelength work, including release of data for transient sources, nearly-continuous monitoring of selected time-variable sources, pulsar timing, follow-on observations for source identification, coordinated blazar campaigns, and cross-calibration with other high-energy telescopes. Although few details are firm at this stage of preparation for GLAST, the LAT Collaboration looks forward to cooperation with a broad cross-section of the multiwavelength community.

The GLAST Large Area Telescope is an international effort, with U.S. funding provided by the Department of Energy and NASA.

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