A B.R.I.E.F. Sponsored Program
We'll learn the Transit Method for small telescopes.
The number of discoveries has skyrocketed with Kepler.
During October 2016, Dennis Conti of the AAVSO taught us how to observe exoplanets, report observations and publish your results. This field is in need of amateur assistance as astronomers are not be able to keep up with all the candidate systems that are being identified.
The conference was presented by:
Dennis Conti, PhD, Chairman, Exoplanet Section,
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Hosted by Boyce Research Initiatives and Education Foundation (BRIEF)
–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
•9:00 AM– 3:30 PM: precision photometry & measuring exoplanet transits – the how to’s
–SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
•11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: how to use AstroImageJ; processing our images; transit modeling; submitting results; scientific paper outline and volunteer writing assignments
WORKSHOP OUTLINE - see the detailed schedule here
Dr. Conti's Website and prior workshops - click here
Future missions like TESS will increase the candidates even more.
OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2016
Old Town, San Diego