Highlights from the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys
Ken Chambers



The observations of the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys have been completed and re-processing of the entire 2 Petabyte data set is underway. The 3pi Survey consititutes the first systematic synoptic digtal sky survey, with over 30 billion detections of 5 billion objects. I will review the Pan-STARRS System, the set of PS1 Surveys, and highlights of the scientific results of the PS1 Science Consortium. These include discoveries of a wealth of solar system objects, ultracold brown dwarfs; the 3-Dimensional distribution of dust in the Milky Way, new features in the stellar and dynamical structure of the Milky Way, new galaxies in the local group, eclispsing binaries in M31 (critical for the distance ladder); ultraluminous and underluminous supernovae, SnIa supernova and their constraints on dark matter, dark energy and quintessence; black hole tidal disruption events, high redshift quasars, and large scale structure. I will conclude with a briefly description of the current Pan-STARRS NEO Survey and its expected data products.











The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys have been made possible through contributions of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii; the Pan-STARRS Project Office; the Max-Planck Society and its participating institutes: the Max Planck I nstitute for Astronomy, Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching; The Johns Hopkins University; Durham University; the University of Edinburgh; Queen's University Belfast; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Incorporated; the National Central Univ ersity of Taiwan; the Space Telescope Science Institute; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX08AR22G issued through the Planetary Science Division of the NASA Science Mission Directorate; the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1238877; the University of Maryland; the Eotvos Lorand University; and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.