Title: “10 Years of Stellar Activity from Space”
Speaker: Jim Davenport, Research Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Washington
When: Friday February 18th, 2022 at 3 pm
Where: Zoom https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99878754586?pwd=T0NLQ3RDc2k0S2JtMDlBNGhRTnB4Zz09
Abstract: Since the launch of Kepler in 2009, the field of stellar astronomy has been radically changed by the advent of long-duration, high-precision optical light curves. With the TESS mission we now have space-based light curves for millions of nearby stars, which allow e.g. precise characterization of stellar rotation periods, and enormous catalogs of flares. I’ll review some of the transformative discoveries this data has enabled, and highlight exciting opportunities for stellar astronomy in the coming decade.