Planets Transiting Bright Host Stars with WASP-South
Stellar, Exoplanet and Galactic Science from Massive, High-precision Variability Surveys
Oliver Turner
Keele University
David Anderson (Keele), Pierre Maxted (Keele), Coel Hellier (Keele)
Over the past decade the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) program has been at the forefront of the ground-based hunt for transiting planets. In that time, WASP has found many systems that push the boundaries of our understanding of planet formation and evolution. In recent years both the North and South installations have changed their observing strategies with the aim of discovering rarer objects to further fill gaps in our knowledge and test current theory. Here we look at the performance and potential of the new WASP-South instrument, which we modified to target brighter stars. We also present some new discoveries from this brighter, southern campaign.

09:00 - 10:30