Archived Whole Earth Telescope (WET) webiste - frozen in early 2008
- Click Here to go
to the new WET home page at the University of Delaware. The pages at Iowa
State will serve as an archive of the WET activity through 2006 or so.
- Xcov 15 finallly hits the presses in 2008 - after 11 years!
Congratulations to Dennis Sullivan and the many coauthors on publishing the
analysis of data on EC 20058 - it is never too late!
- Xcov 25 ran from 17-31 May 2006, and inaugurated a new phase
for the Whole Earth Telescope! This run was the first to be coordinated
at the Mt. Cuba Observatory. Mt. Cuba, a participant in several WET runs,
is associated with the University of Delaware, home of the
Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center (DARC). With Xcov 25, the WET
has joined with the DARC to broaden the scope of science that can be
done by those of us involved in asteroseismology with networked telescopes.
See the above link for details, and go here for details
- XCov 24 has concluded. Despite some terrible weather
around the globe, our observers managed to produce a fine data
set on the primary and secondary targets - thank you very much
to all of those who participated.
The primary target was PG 0014, and the
secondary target was RXJ 2117.
Please see the XCov 24 web page for
Data anlaysis is complete, and
the paper is now accepted for publication in the
Recent WET Publications
- D.J. Sullivan et al. (the WET collaboration),
"Whole Earth Telescope observations of the hot helium atmosphere pulsating white
dwarf EC 20058-5234,"
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, in press (2008).
- J.E.S. Costa et al. (the WET collaboration),
modes of the pre-white dwarf PG 1159-035,", Astronomy &
Astrophysics, 477, 627, (2008).
- R. Silvotti, et al.,
"A giant planet
orbiting the `extreme horizontal branch' star V391 Pegasi,"
Nature, 449, 189 (2007).
- D.J. Sullivan et al. (the WET collaboration), "The Hottest Known DBV
White Dwarf", in The 15th European Workshop on White Dwarfs,
(ed. R. Napwotzki), ASP Conference Series (2007).
M. Vuckovic, et al. (the WET collaboration), "Whole
Earth Telescope Observations of the Pulsating Subdwarf B Star PG
0014+067", Astrophysical Journal, 646, 1230 (2006).
N. Dolez, et al. (the WET collaboration),
"Whole Earth telescope observations of the ZZ Ceti star HL Tau 76",
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 446, 237 (2006).
D. W. Kurtz et al. (the WET collaboration),
ground-based limit: 14-umag photometric precision with the definitive Whole
Earth Telescope asteroseismic data set for the rapidly oscillating Ap star
HR1217", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
358, 651 (2005).
Wood, M.A. et al. (the WET collaboration),
"DQ Herculis in Profile: Whole Earth Telescope observations and smoothed
particle hydronamics simulations of an edge-on cataclysmic variable
system", Astrophysical Journal, 634, 570 (2005).
A. Kanaan, A. Nitta et al. (the WET collaboration),
Whole Earth Telescope observations of BPM 37093: A seismological test of
crystallization theory in white dwarfs",
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 432, 219 (2005).
S. D. Kawaler, E. M. Potter, M. Vuckovic et al. (the WET collaboration),
"Whole Earth Telescope observations of the pulsating hot white dwarf PG
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 428, 969 (2004).
See the Publications for more WET papers and
The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaborative effort between
astronomers all over the world
who are interested in studying the variability of astronomical objects.
Objects that vary continuously require constant monitoring in order to
unambiguously measure the intrinsic variations, which is impossible from a
single site on Earth. The WET was one of the first worldwide
collaborations of this type, and continues as an example of international
cooperation in astronomy.
This website contains information about the history, activities and
publications of the WET collaboration.
If you have any questions or comments, please send them to the