Whole Earth Telescope (WET)


WET Announcements

  • XCOV 25 , held in May 2006, was the first WET run sponsored by the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center and Mt.Cuba Observatory. To view the results of this run, go to XCOV 25 Website. The results are now published. Check out our publications list below.
  • The results from the 2008 campaign on G29-38 are now published. Gemini obtained time-resolved spectroscopy, and ground based telescopes obtained extensive optical observations. The data show some interesting results concerning the distribution of calcium on the surface of G29-38. Check out the publication listed below.
  • XCOV27 is now under analysis. Information on the data set, including light curves and FTs, is given at XCOV27. Check out the XCOV27 Google Group for pictures from participating observatories.
  • XCOV28 is now under analysis. Information on the data set, including light curves and FTs, is given at XCOV28.
  • XCOV29 is coming up in April and May 2013. Information on the run, including telescopes and targets, can be found at XCOV29.
  • DARC Home Page is at DARC.
  • We are always looking for interesting targets. There is no formal application process. If you have an interesting target that you think needs WET, please send the info (the target name and a couple of paragraphs concerning the scientific goals) to Dr.Judi Provencal or anyone on the advisory board, or go to Target Proposal.

Recent WET Publications

The papers listed above can be obtained in electronic form from their respective links if your institution has the necessary journal subscriptions and copyright clearances.

See the Publications for more WET papers and for downloads.....

The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaborative effort between astronomers all over the world who are interested in studying the variability of astronomical objects. Objects that vary continuously require constant monitoring in order to unambiguously measure the intrinsic variations, which is impossible from a single site on Earth. The WET was one of the first worldwide collaborations of this type, and continues as an example of international cooperation in astronomy. This website contains information about the history, activities and publications of the WET collaboration.

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