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Talk by Nora Eisner, Planet Hunters TESS: discovering exoplanets using citizen science

Wednesday 24th February – Monthly meeting.

This month's talk will be given by Nora Eisner, Department of Physics, University of Oxford. She is a PhD student at the University of Oxford where her research focuses on citizen-powered exoplanet discoveries using NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data. She is working under the supervision of Professor Chris Lintott and Professor Suzanne Aigrain.

The talk is entitled "Planet Hunters TESS: discovering exoplanets using citizen science". Nora's research focuses on citizen-powered exoplanet discoveries using TESS data via Planet Hunters TESS. As the leader of this exciting project she collates the returns from the citizen science campaigns, analyse them, and follows-up on the most promising detections using ground based facilities. The analysis of the extremely large time-series data sets has a strong emphasis on applying various statistical processes, as well as using machine learning in order detect exciting new planet systems that were missed by the main pipelines and other teams of professional astronomers.

Bath Astronomers monthly meeting for all members and new comers to meet up, enjoy perhaps a new topic and a cup of tea and a biscuit. Held on the last Wednesday of every month online or at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street.

Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Commences at 7:30PM and due to end by 9:00PM
Anticipated duration of the event is 1.5 hours

Venue:
Zoom



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