Recent EDEN Posts

EDEN Pilot Survey Receives Telescope Time

December 23, 2017

EDEN Launch

June 8, 2017

In the EDEN Transit Survey (EDEN/TS) we use a network of small- to medium-sized research telescopes to monitor stars within fifty lightyears in search of planet transit events: brief passages of the planets in front of their hosts stars — as seen from Earth — which reveal the presence of planets in the system. During the planet transit events the planet occults a small part of the star’s disk, which introduces as a dip in the brightness of the star, detectable with our telescopes.

In Spring/Summer 2018 we are carrying out a pilot survey for EDEN/TS: we are evaluating six different research telescopes for our main survey, which will begin in September 2018. The telescopes we are collecting data with range in diameter from 0.7m to 2.3m, which allow us to collect very high quality data from even the faintest stars within fifty lightyears.

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