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Welcome to the OpenLVEM web

4 April 2024: The LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration (LVK) is migrating all of the content of this wiki and future communications related to multi-messenger astrophysics to the OpenMMA Forum hosted by SCiMMA ( All subscribers to the OpenLVEM mailing list have been migrated to which will soon be given a email address. All future communications from the LVK will go through the OpenMMA Forum and mailing list.

This is the community forum on multi-messenger observations connected to Gravitational Wave (GW) transient event detections. This forum has no requirements for participation -- anyone interested can join. This open forum started in January 2018. The LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration will use this forum to communicate and interact with the community.

Get started

Sign up to the OpenLVEM Forum at approval and subscription to the mailing list is automatic if you provide and confirm a valid e-mail address (for help on this topic, email Information about observing runs, how to receive alerts, and open science with LIGO-Virgo data will be communicated via OpenLVEM mailing list.

The OpenLVEM forum will also organize occasional teleconferences and in-person meetings to foster communication with physicists and astronomers interested in multi-messenger observations connected to gravitational waves. If you would like to make a presentation, please submit a request to make an OpenLVKEM presentation.

LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA documentation and resources

  • Observing Run Plans
    • Joint LVK statement on future observing runs.
  • Public Alert User Guide
    • Explains how to receive public alerts, documents the contents of those alerts, and explains how to interpret them.
    • Version 18 and later includes update information about O4 alert formats and distribution methods. Some parts of the presentation is being improved; new versions will be released if there are significant changes.
    • Questions specifically related to public alerts should be directed to the help-desk at contact+emfollow/
  • Observatory status at the Gravitational-Wave Open Science Center
    • Real-time observatory status and detector performance summaries by date.

Other resources

  • Gravitational Wave Events app:
    • Receive public alerts on iPhones and iPads; database of GCN Notices and Circulars including skymaps; general public message board and links.
  • Astro Colibri:
    • General purpose platform for multi-messenger transients; Web + Android + iOS + API; Smartphone notifications (incl. several GW streams).


Townhall Meetings

OpenLVEM Web Utilities

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