Finding planets

Daan van Berkel

Half-day workshop - in English

How are exo-planets found? With software of course!

Exo-planets, planets that orbits distant stars, are a scientific marvel that appeal to our adventurous mind. In artist’s impressions they are portrayed as beautiful alien worlds dancing around their host star. The real world is not so visual but far more interesting.

During this workshop, you will learn the tricks and develop the tools with which you can analyse real-outer-world data in search of exo-planets. You will get your amateur astronomer merit badge when you find the hidden worlds.

Primarily for: Developers, Tester/test leads, Architects, Designers

Participant requirements: The participants will have to bring a laptop with their favourite language installed, or be willing to pair up.