Science from the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys and opportunities from the public data release
Pan-STARRS exploration of Kepler Target Stars
Niall Deacon
Adam Kraus (University of Texas, Austin), Andrew Mann (University of Texas, Austin)
University of Hertfordshire
The Kepler satellite has revolutionised the study of extrasolar planets and of shorter cadence time domain astronomy in general. Pan-STARRS1 provides a unique dataset to improve the characterisation of Kepler targets. We combine Pan-STARRS1 data with archival plate data to determine accurate proper motions for faint Kepler target stars. Along with distance estimates based on SED fittinh using accurate Pan-STARRS1 photometry and archival data we reliably select wide binary systems containing one or more Kepler targets. This will allow us to test stellar age-activity-rotation relations between binary components and forms part of a longer term project to study the effect of wide binarity on close-in planet occurrence.
16:30 - 18:00