Apr 22 – 24, 2008
Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon
Europe/Paris timezone

The Status of Very High Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy as of early 2008

Apr 22, 2008, 2:00 PM
Salle Colbert (Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon)

Salle Colbert

Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon

Palais des Congrès Neptune Place de Besagne Centre Commercial Mayol
Plenary talk Plenary Session I




After more than 2 decades of gestation the atmospheric chernkov technique has reached the maturity age. Obsevations in the very high energy gamma-ray band with the new generation of imaging telescopes, in particular the galactic plane scan by HESS, low threshold observations with MAGIC and more recently operation of VERITAS, have revealed few tens of sources in the galactic and extragalactic domains, providing a wealth of information on a variety of high energy accelertion sites in our universe. Also, the water Cherenkov instrument MILAGRO is providing its first results after seven years of data integration. An overview of these results with a focus on the most interesting ones will be given. The future projects at short and medium timescales will then be discussed briefly.

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