LIGO Open Data Survey

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Dear Astronomer,

Gravitational wave astronomy is coming, thanks to the LIGO and Virgo advanced detectors that will be online at or after 2015. The LIGO Scientific Collaboration will release open data to the broader community, including rapid alerts for follow-up observation, and the detected strain corresponding to astrophysical detections. In order to make the open data program most useful to astronomers, LIGO is asking you to fill in a survey about what you see as most important for us to support.

Please take a few minutes to fill in the survey on LIGO Open Data at the link below. You don’t have to answer all the questions. We really appreciate your time and thoughts.

Thank you
Patrick Brady
Roy Williams
LIGO Scientific Collaboration