Studying Variable Stars Discovered Through Exoplanet-Transit Surveys: A “Research Opportunity Program” Project

Percy, John R. and Chandra, Rahul and Napoleone, Mario (2008) Studying Variable Stars Discovered Through Exoplanet-Transit Surveys: A “Research Opportunity Program” Project. Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (JAAVSO), 36 (1). pp. 44-52. ISSN 0271-9053 (Print), 2380-3606 (Online)

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Abstract

We discuss the study and classification of variable stars discovered as a by-product of searches for exoplanet transits' slight dimmings of stars by planets in orbit around them. We describe two specific projects carried out by undergraduate students in the University of Toronto's Research Opportunity Program. We discuss the nature of this program, in which second-year (sophomore) students can complete a research project for course credit.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 12:09
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/588

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