The Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System in the multi-messenger astronomy era
speaker: Alberto J. Castro-Tirado
The Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System (BOOTES) was first designed as an asset of autonomous telescopes that started to be deployed in 1998, taking 24 years to be fully developed around the Earth. Nowadays BOOTES has become a global network of robotic telescopes, being the first one present in all continents, as of 2022.
I will present the different subsystems of the BOOTES network and review its achievements over the last two decades regarding follow-up observations of high energy transient events. Moreover, considering the advent of neutrino and gravitational wave detectors, I will discuss the role of the network within the framework of multi-wavelength astrophysics.