Panoptic Astronomical Networked Observatories for a Public Transiting Exoplanets Survey

A citizen science project which aims to make it easy for anyone to build a low cost, robotic telescope which can be used to detect transiting exoplanets.

The PANOPTES community spans the world, from the founding members in Hawaii to designers, builders and scientists in Europe, Australia, and North and South America. We’re looking forward to our members in Africa and Asia! We use a variety of means to communicate, including a Google Group for announcements and a forum for discussions.

PANOPTES is also a platform. We encourage other groups to come up with projects which use PANOPTES data, hardware or software to address other scientific questions. For example, The Huntsman Telephoto Array is a project that is using the PANOPTES software to automate their observations.

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Olivier Guyon

Olivier Guyon

Project Founder

Olivier is an astronomer at the Subaru Telescope and the University of Arizona. Olivier started astronomy as an avid amateur astronomer at age 10, and...

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Josh Walawender

Josh Walawender

Josh is a support astronomer at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea with a research interest in star formation. He earned his bachelors degree...

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Nem Jovanovic

Nem Jovanovic

Nem is an astronomer / engineer at the Caltech Optical Observatory. Nem completed his PhD in optical physics at Macquarie University in Sydney in 2010....

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Wilfred Gee

Wilfred Gee

Wilfred has been working with PANOPTES since he was an undergraduate at the University of Hawai’i Hilo where he helped out with the initial baseline...

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Mike Butterfield

Mike Butterfield

Mike is a graduate student at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona and an optical scientist at GEOST, Inc., in Tucson,...

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Jen Tong

Jen Tong

Jen is a Developer Advocate on Cloud at Google. On PANOPTES she keeps the servers running, and the data processing. If she’s away from her...

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Kathy Guyon

Kathy Guyon

Kathy, now at Subaru Telescope, has worked on multiple ground and space observatories, observing distant quasars to measure the chemical composition of the universe and...

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Luc Boucher

Luc Boucher

Luc got involved with Panoptes in 2015 mostly to support the electronics design and then became a unit builder when he moved to Chile. Luc...

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