CARA Science

CARA's scientific mission is to take advantage of the unique characteristics of the South Pole as an observatory site to study the evolution of structure in the Universe. The long cold winter, the ceaseless sky availability, the dry conditions, and the uniformity of the weather lend themselves to observations simply not possible at temperate sites. The site provides a critical advantage for deep, large-scale observations at infrared, submillimeter, and millimeter wavelengths. The science goals for CARA instruments include: See also talks from the October 1999 site visit. Efforts have been made to incorporate information from those talks into the pages below.

DASI winterover job applications being accepted now.
AST/RO is also hiring for a winterover.


* CARA science.
*CMBR research.
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation observations.
*Sub-mm research.
Sub-millimeter observations.
*IR research.
Infrared observations.
*CARA Instruments.
All the instruments that are part of CARA.
*Site Characterization.
How cold, dry, and stable is it?

*Selected Publications.
Selected publications by CARA collaborators.

*Decadal Reports.
CARA collaborators have written some reports for the Decadal Committee.

*South Pole Communications Issues.
Networking, etc.

*Post- CARA Entity.
What will happen after CARA?

*Requests for Proposals.
AST/RO can be used by the community. See the page for deadlines, etc.

*How to join the CARA research team.
General and specific ways to work for CARA.

*Meetings.
Scientific meetings that feature CARA and/or CARA science.

*Related links.
Lots of links, including CARA research teams.