Title: Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)


The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) belongs to next generation of satellite-based gamma-ray observatories. The GLAST mission, scheduled to launch in about a month, will host two instruments: the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM). These are designed to measure gamma-rays in the energy range from about 10 keV to > 300 GeV. The LAT with its unprecedented capabilities, will study several high energy phenomena such as gamma ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsars, supernova remnants and will search for dark matter. After a brief introduction of the GLAST mission and a description of its current status I will provide an overview of the Large Area Telescope and its scientific capabilities.