During the final quarter of 2003, UKIRT will take delivery of WFCAM. This new wide--field camera will have a FOV of 0.2 square degrees, and is therefore well suited to large--scale survey work. A consortium of more than 60 astronomers has successfully bid for a large fraction of all UKIRT time over the next 5 years to undertake several public surveys using this new facility. These surveys are collectively known as the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS). In this short paper I will describe the project and review the prospects for BD research using UKIDSS data, highlighting some of the major science goals related to BDs that we hope will be achieved.
|Title of host publication||Brown Dwarfs, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2003|
|Event||Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211 - University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States|
Duration: 20 May 2002 → 24 May 2002
|Conference||Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211|
|Period||20/05/02 → 24/05/02|