Hack Chat Transcript, Part 2

A event log for Habitable Exoplanets Hack Chat

Twinkle, twinkle little star

dan-maloneyDan Maloney 01/15/2020 at 21:040 Comments

TheExoplanetsChannel12:56 PM
Btw given the topics you cover on your website , I would like to share a link to another project: Basically it's a DIY telescope specifically designed to discover exoplanets


Home - Project PANOPTES

PANOPTES is a citizen science project which aims to build low cost, robotic telescopes which can be used to detect transiting exoplanets.

Read this on Projectpanoptes

TheExoplanetsChannel12:57 PM
I have no idea how to build it, and I think it's expensive , but the people interested in DIY projects might light like

Just to get the thumbnail in the chat...

TheExoplanetsChannel12:58 PM
Yes, thank you

That's actually really interesting - I'll have to check that out a little further.

TheExoplanetsChannel12:59 PM

TheExoplanetsChannel1:00 PM
yeah, I remember asking them about the price and they said 5000 dollars per unit

TheExoplanetsChannel1:00 PM
so yeah to detect exoplanets one can buy less expensive equipment

Here we are at the end of the hour already. I really enjoyed learning about this stuff - especially that I already have a telescope that's good enough for observing exoplanets! I'd like to thank Alberto for stopping by today, and let him get on with his evening if he needs to. Of course the Hack Chat is always open, so feel free to stick around and ask questions as long as Alberto can.

TheExoplanetsChannel1:02 PM
Thanks a lot for having me today. It was a pleasure to be here.

Thanks Alberto! I'll be posting a transcript of the chat online soon. And I want to remind everyone that next week we'll be talking about Austere Engineering with Laurel Cummings: