Astronomy Club

University of Arizona

AZTEC- Arizona Transient Exploration and Characterization

For the year 2015/2016, we will be using the U of A’s Kuiper 61″ telescope on Mt. Lemmon to explore transiting exoplanets. We will use photometric methods to calculate better parameters on known transiting exoplanets, explore Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere and possibly detect the presence of molecular hydrogen and/or water in the atmosphere of various exoplanets. 
For more information, please contact:
Project Lead: Dr. Jennifer Andrews, 
Dr. Wen-fai Fong,
Project Advisor: Dr. Nathan Smith,