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Wyoming Astronomy NSF REU Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
During the summer, our program will focus on discovering and confirming exoplanets. Students will use the 0.6 meter and the 2.3 meter telescopes to acquire high-precision photometry and spectroscopy of transiting exoplanet candidates. Light curves and velocity curves will be utilized to constrain planet radii, masses, and orbits. Students will learn how to process and analyze astronomical spectra and imaging data, learn techniques in scientific programming, and become expert observers. In fact, our 2012-2016 cohorts averaged 44 nights per summer on our 2.3 meter telescope on nearby Mt. Jelm.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wyoming (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 11/16/2016
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