Etienne Bachelet (IAP Paris/IPAC NASA Caltech)
First results from the OMEGA Key Project
Thanks to a new generation of large sky-survey, it is now possible to discover microlensing events in the entire Milky Way. The OMEGA Key Project performs the photometric and spectroscopic follow-up of these microlensing candidates automatically, on the Las Cumbres Observatory telescopes network. I will present the observing strategies and the different tools we use, as well as the first results. Finally, I will discuss the future of the project, especially with the opportunity that offers the Legacy Survey of Space and Time at the Vera Rubin Observatory.