AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Student Involvement in Exoplanet Science (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 1 (2020)

Pat Boyce
3540 Carleton Street, San Diego, CA 92106; pat@boyce-astro.org

Abstract

(Abstract only) With the ability of small telescopes to conduct reasonably good exoplanet observations and with the “best practices” of conducting such observations now fairly well established, research-grade exoplanet observing can now be done down to the high school level. This talk will review a program that has been successful in training students to perform high-quality, exoplanet observations for the TESS Subgroup 1 and ETS in the future. The AAVSO CHOICE courses on Exoplanet Observing are a key step in their training.