2018-February-15: VERITAS notes with great sadness the passing of Richard (Dick) Lamb in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 10, 2018. Dick was a key player and a strong proponent of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy during the 1980s and 1990s. He played a significant role in the Whipple 10m collaboration, and his vision and energy helped to move TeV astronomy to the forefront of science. (See the obituary here)
2017-December-18: VERITAS reports the detection of VHE emission from the FSRQ Ton 599. See the Astronomers' telegram here. Both Fermi-LAT and MAGIC have also reported recent activity from this object.
The VERITAS collaboration, especially its members that were part of the Whipple 10-meter telescope group, are saddened at the loss of Michael Hillas.
Michael was the man whose physical insight, coupled with a flair for extracting the most from simple numerical calculations, was able to develop the key analysis procedure that enabled the first detection of an astrophysical gamma-ray source using a ground-based instrument. Indeed, this method continues to be the bedrock on which all modern analyses are built. In many respects Very-High-Energy gamma-ray astronomy owes its existence and continued good health to the pioneering efforts of this man.
We extend our sympathies to his family and friends.
2017-Feb-28: VERITAS has released a zooniverse project. Help astronomers to find elusive muons disguised as gamma rays: head to the Muon Hunter page now!
2017-Jun-28: In June 2017, VERITAS celebrated 10 years of operations. See here for more details.
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