Engaging citizen scientists to keep transit times fresh and ensure the efficient use of transiting exoplanet characterization missions

Robert Zellem, Anya Biferno, David R. Ciardi, Mary Dussault, Laura Peticolas, Martin Fowler, Kyle A. Pearson, Wilfred Gee, Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman, Denise Smith, Lynn Cominsky, Gael M. Roudier, Brandon Lawton, Robert Baer, Diana Dragomir, Nemanja Jovanovic, Marc Kuchner, Frank Sienkiewicz, Josh Walawender

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Abstract

This white paper advocates for the creation of a community-wide program to maintain precise mid-transit times of exoplanets that would likely be targeted by future exoplanet characterization platforms. Given the numerous targets that will require careful monitoring, this network will initially be devised as a citizen science project.
Original languageEnglish
Article number416
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • Exoplanet survey
  • exoplanets

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