Mar 27, 2017

Jordan Marche

"Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 – A Citizen Science Project"

This talk describes a new initiative which allows anyone to search for

the predicted 'Planet 9', using randomly selected 'flipbooks' from

archived images taken before February 2011 by NASA's WISE Telescope.

Images are scanned for potentially moving objects, which may then be

reported. Background information concerning the evidence for Planet

9's existence, and some of the WISE's other discoveries, are described

as well. A demonstration of the project website will be given.

Event Details

Date:
Mar 27, 2017

Time:
12–1pm

Location:

UW-Madison Astronomy Home