Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS) for 2024-04-22

Series: Planetary and exoplanetary Lunch Seminar (PALS)
Date: Monday 22-Apr-2024
Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: ATL 1250 and Zoom (contact host Matt Nixon for link)
Speaker: Nicole Schanche (NASA GSFC)
Title: Exploring TESS’ contribution to ground surveys

Abstract: Since its launch over 6 years ago, TESS has played a part in the confirmation of more than 400 planets, and the identification of thousands more candidates. In addition to discovering new objects of interest, TESS has had a major impact for confirmation (or rejection) of transit signals seen from ground-based observatories such as WASP, HATNet, NGTS, SPECULOOS, and more. In this talk, I will explore how TESS has supported past and present exoplanet surveys, with a particular focus on the WASP project. I will highlight several new planets that were discovered by WASP via machine learning, and later confirmed and characterized using TESS.

If you have any questions, contact the PALS hosts: Jacob Kloos (small bodies) and Matt Nixon (exoplanets).


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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