While the state-of-the-art spectrometer is being developed, the NSF-NASA partnership will establish an exoplanet-related Guest Observer research program on the WIYN telescope with existing instrumentation at WIYN. In fact, this GO program is already under way for the second half of 2015 – Semester 2015B. 2015B Semester (for observations from August 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016)

• Call for NASA Exoplanet GO Proposals (due March 31, 2015)

WIYN schedule for approved programs

• Selected proposals: 2017B, 2017A, 2016A, 2016B, 2015B (below)


2015B GO Awards
# PI Institution Title
1 Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin University of Toledo Planet Occurrence around Mid-M Dwarfs in the Field
2 Bowler, Brendan California Institute of Technology Reconnaissance of Young M Dwarfs: New Targets for Direct Imaging Planet Searches
3 Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center Exoplanet Validation and Host Star Binarity of Kepler and K2 Discovered Candidates
4 Smith, Verne NOAO Precision Stellar Characterization for Kepler Extended Mission (K2) Exoplanet Host Stars
5 Giampapa, Mark NSO Contemporaneous WIYN/Hydra and K2 Measurements of the Magnetic Properties of Sun-like Stars
6 Hartman, Joel Princeton University Confirming the Inflated Size of a Transiting Super-Jupiter with WHIRC
7 Wang, Ji Yale University Confirming the Planet-Metallicity Correlation For Small Planets
8 Coker, Carl The Ohio State University Confirmation and Characterization of Stellar Companions to the Host Stars of KELT Transiting Planets
9 Hartman, Joel Princeton University Searching for Faint Stellar Companions to Transiting Planet Systems From HATNet With DSSI/WIYN
10 Hirsch, Lea UC Berkeley Planets in Binary Systems
11 Redfield, Seth Wesleyan University Rayleigh Scattering in Exoplanet Atmospheres
12 Troup, Nicholas University of Virginia Verification and Characterization of Hot Jupiter Candidates Discovered by SDSS-III APOGEE-1
13 Cauley, Paul Wesleyan University Searching for Pre-Transit Hydrogen Absorption Around Hot Planets