Welcome to the ROTSE collaboration.
The primary goal of the ROTSE project is to achieve observations in optical light of the massive deep-space explosions called Gamma-Ray Bursts. To carry out our program, the small but powerful ROTSE telescopes are being installed at sites around the world. Here in these web pages you can learn more about the science, the operations, and the technology behind ROTSE.
View a movie of a ROTSE telescope,
slewing at top speed.
From here you can:
  1. Latest news and discoveries from ROTSE
  2. Learn more about the project
  3. Give feedback or ask questions here
  4. What are the ROTSE telescopes like?
  5. Eavesdrop on our real-time operation
  6. Learn about ROTSE science
  7. ROTSE-III responses to GRB alerts
  8. Learn about recent ROTSE transients
  9. ROTSE Supernova Verification Project (RSVP)
  10. Access the ROTSE project status site (collaborators only)

A recent image:

Here is an early picture of M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy), taken by ROTSE-IIIb on Feb 2, 2003, on the third night of operation.

Here is Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT), as imaged by ROTSE-IIId in Turkey!

The ROTSE project is made possible by grants from NASA, NSF, and the Australian Research Council, and through participation and support from the University of Michigan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the University of New South Wales.