(Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics)
(search for microlensing)
MOA (for Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics)
is a survey carried out by a
special-purpose telescope at Mt. John University Observatory
in New Zealand
to watch for microlensing transients,
to identify possible extra-solar planets, clues into
dark matter, and other information available
from observations of such events.
The search began in 2005 and continues.
(survey,microlensing,exoplanets,dark matter,New Zealand,transients)