What is VERITAS?


VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory. VERITAS is an array of four 12 meter optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the GeV - TeV photon energy range.

VERITAS uses the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope technique to observe gamma-rays that cause particle showers in Earth's upper atmosphere. For more information, see the VERITAS website.

VERITAS Science


VERITAS cosmic ray observations further the study of astrophysical objects that emit high-energy cosmic rays, focusing on:

  -   Supernova remnants.
  -   Pulsars.
  -   Globular clusters.
  -   Active galactic nuclei.
  -   Dark matter.
  -   Gamma-ray bursts.

VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is an array of four 12-meter telescopes that were built to study gamma rays. (credit: http://visiblesuns.blogspot.ie/2011/10/visit-to-whipple-observatory.html)