TESS team at AAS 231

News article posted on by Tom Barclay

The TESS team will are putting on a number of events at this year's American Astronomical Society in National Harbor, MD. In addition to those events the team are putting on, there are numerous talks from scientist excited to get their hands on the data.

Evening splinter session

NASA's TESS and K2 missions will be hosting an evening splinter session on Tuesday (Jan 9) at 7.30pm in National Harbor Room 7 of the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center. The event will have limited quantities of snacks and drinks available.

Hyperwall Talks at the NASA booth

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

  • 5:15-5:30 PM, Finding New Worlds with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, Diana Dragomir (MIT)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • 9:35-9:50 AM, TESS Mission Overview, Michael Fasnaugh (MIT)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

  • 9:45-10:00 AM, TESS Guest Investigator Program, Stephen Rinehart (NASA GSFC)

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

2:00 PM-3:30 PM, National Harbor 11 (Gaylord at National Harbor), 128. Extrasolar Planets II
  • 3:00-3:10 PM 128.06. Simulated JWST/NIRISS Transit Spectroscopy of Anticipated TESS Planets Compared to Select Discoveries from Space-Based and Ground-Based Surveys D. Louie; D. Deming; L. Albert; L. Bouma; J. Bean; M. Lopez-Morales
5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Prince Georges Exhibit Hall (Gaylord at National Harbor), 150 . Computation, Data Handling, Image Analysis Poster Session
  • 150.39. Exploring Algorithms for Stellar Light Curves With TESS D. Buzasi

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Prince Georges Exhibit Hall (Gaylord at National Harbor), 246. Extrasolar Planets: Detection Poster Session
  • 246.05. Transit Precovery: Determining Ephemerides for Long-Period TESS Detections with KELT Photometry X. Yao; J. Pepper
  • 246.23. Prospects for Ground-Based Detection and Follow-up of TESS-Discovered Exoplanets M. Varakian; D. Deming
  • 246.31. High-Resolution Spectroscopy at the Wyoming Infrared Observatory: Setting TESS Science on FHiRE H. Jang-Condell; M.J. Pierce; C.A. Pilachowski; H. Kobulnicky; J.N. McLane

Thursday, January 11, 2018

10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Maryland Ballroom A (Gaylord at National Harbor), 303. Detection of Extrasolar Planets III
  • 10:00-10:10 AM 303.01. Preparing for TESS: Precision Ground-based Light-curves of Newly Discovered Transiting Exoplanets Y. Li; G. Stefansson; S. Mahadevan
10:00 AM-11:30 AM, National Harbor 11 (Gaylord at National Harbor), 310. Extrasolar Planets V
  • 10:00-10:20 AM 310.02D. Precision Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics with TESS and Gaia D.J. Stevens
  • 10:20-10:30 AM 310.03. Stellar activity for every TESS star in the Southern sky W.S. Howard; N. Law; O. Fors; H.T. Corbett; J. Ratzloff; D. del Ser
2:00 PM-3:30 PM, National Harbor 7 (Gaylord at National Harbor), Ground Based Support for NASA Exoplanet Mission, Splinter Meeting

Friday, January 12, 2018

10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Maryland Ballroom A (Gaylord at National Harbor), 403. Detection of Extrasolar Planets IV
  • 10:40-10:50 AM 403.04. The TESS Input Catalog and Selection of Targets for the TESS Transit Search J. Pepper; K.G. Stassun; M. Paegert; R. Oelkers; N.M. De Lee; G. Torres
  • 10:50-11:00 AM 403.05. Maximizing the TESS Mission’s Yield of Long-Period Planets D. Dragomir; B.S. Gaudi; S. Villanueva; I. Crossfield; X. Huang; I. Ribas; S. Quinn
  • 11:20-11:30 AM 403.08. Simulating the Exoplanet Yield from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite T. Barclay; J. Pepper; J. Schlieder; E. Quintana
1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Prince Georges Exhibit Hall (Gaylord at National Harbor), 439. Extrasolar Planets (Late) Poster Session
  • 439.07. A PSF photometry tool for NASA's Kepler, K2, and TESS missions J. De Miranda Cardoso; G. Barentsen; C.L. Hedges; M.A. Gully-Santiago; A. Cody; B. Montet
  • 439.08. TESS Follow-up Observing Program (TFOP) Working Group:A Mission-led Effort to Coordinate Community Resources to Confirm TESS Planets K. Collins; S.N. Quinn; D.W. Latham; J. Christiansen; D. Ciardi; D. Dragomir; I. Crossfield; S. Seager
  • 439.09. TESS Data Processing and Quick-look Pipeline M. Fausnaugh; X. Huang; A. Glidden; N. Guerrero
  • 439.10. PyKE3: data analysis tools for NASA's Kepler, K2, and TESS missions C.L. Hedges; J. De Miranda Cardoso; G. Barentsen; M.A. Gully-Santiago; A. Cody; T. Barclay; M. Still
  • 439.11. TESS Objects of Interest N. Guerrero; A. Glidden; M. Fausnaugh
  • 439.12. TESS Ground System Operations and Data Products A. Glidden; N. Guerrero; M. Fausnaugh