Links to other projects employing the transit method for planetary searches

Ground based projects:

Except TEP, these are dedicated to the discovery of inner orbit giant planets ('Hot Jupiters'), similar to the first extrasolar planet found, 51 Peg B.

STARE, the project by which the first transit of an extrasolar planet was discovered in 1999.

ASP, the Arizona Search for Extrasolar Planets (formely known as WASP) uses a small wide-field telescope to survey a large number of stars for the presence of transits from hot Jupiters.

Vulcan Camera Project, by a group at NASA Ames Research Center

University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Detection of transits of large planets in Open Clusters through a wide field camera.

Villanova University.  This is where E. Guinan is located, whose group has observed CM Dra, and made some announcements about it, which are discussed in the TEP home page.

Space based projects:

Eddington, a 1-m class space telescope dedicated to planetary transits and astroseismology. This mission has been selected as a 'reserve mission' by ESA, with a possible launch at the end of the decade. Eddington would be capable to detect Earth-like planets by transits, and provide a thorough survey about of extrasolar planets of all sizes.

COROT, A small satellite telescope to be launched in 2004. COROT will survey field stars for planetary transits during 3 years, and perform astroseismologic studies. This is a project led by the French space agency CNES, with participation by Spain (link to Spanish COROT site), Austria and ESA.

Kepler, a project at the NASA Ames Research Center for a 1m class satellite telescope solely aimed at the detection of planetary transits.

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Last update: 25/Mar/2002. For comments, send email to Hans-Jörg Deeg at (NOTE: remove the X from adress)