Status Report

An Update on the Student Exoplanet Programme

By SpaceRef Editor
June 19, 2020
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T. Banks, M.D. Rhodes, E. Budding

An update is given on the exoplanet research collaboration between Nielsen (a marketing research company), Brigham Young University, and NZ universities with the National University of Singapore, which has been expanded to include a community college in the US. Key achievements from the past year are outlined, including density estimates for HD 209458 and Kepler 1 from radial velocity and transit fits. A comparison between the WinFitter optimizer and other techniques is outlined, showing that WinFitter estimated statistical errors are essentially in line (bar a scaling proportion) with those estimated via Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques.

Comments: Accepted by Southern Stars, the journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (RASNZ)

Subjects: Physics Education (physics.ed-ph); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2006.09552 [physics.ed-ph] (or arXiv:2006.09552v1 [physics.ed-ph] for this version)

Submission history

From: Timothy Banks 

[v1] Tue, 16 Jun 2020 22:50:06 UTC (8,875 KB)

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