RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Thursday, 16 November 2017, 15:30-15:50; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Jonah Hansen and Gianni Gagliardo

"Process the Planet 9 Citizen Science Search Data"

Planet 9 is a predicted new planet on the edge of the Solar System. A large effort has been made to identify where or where not it may exist. The SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey has catalogued vast areas of the parameter space of Planet 9. In order to search through the images, we worked with BBC Stargazing Live to conduct a citizen science search. Here we will update the progress of that search including processing the data from the citizen science search and the analysis of potential candidates.