ExoClock is a very successful international program initiated and managed by Anastasia Kokori and Angelos Tsiaras at UCL to monitor transiting exoplanets in order to keep their ephemerides up-to-date (ExoClock catalogue).
We strongly believe that everyone can contribute to real research and become part of a bigger project, such as a space mission. The ExoClock team have created special tools and educational guides for any observatory that would like to support Ariel and exoplanet science. Everyone with some basic equipment, including a telescope and a CCD camera, can participate in the effort of monitoring the planets’ host stars.
Read the latest publications of the ExoClock team:
ExoClock Project: An open platform for monitoring the ephemerides of Ariel targets with contributions from the public (Kokori et al. 2021, Experimental Astronomy, in press).
Orbyts: Ephemeris Refinement of Transiting Exoplanets II (Edwards et al. 2020, Res. Notes AAS 4 109)
ORBYTS: Ephemeris Refinement of Transiting Exoplanets (Edwards et al. 2020, MNRAS, staa1245)
ExoClock is supported by the Ariel Ephemerides Working Group.
If you haven’t heard of exoplanet monitoring before, have a look here: