Last night’s meeting was a very well attended, fascinating and informative talk by Prof. William Chaplin from the University of Birmingham.

Worth watching if you missed it. As well as ASE members on Zoom, we had a large international audience joining us on YouTube.

The NASA transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched in 2018. It is providing exquisite photometry to enable searches for new exoplanets and studies of stars and other objects. In this talk I will discuss how we are using these data to conduct asteroseismic studies of stars, by detecting intrinsic stellar pulsations, and providing detailed characterisations of host stars and hence their newly discovered planets.

And Farrow also gave us his take on the interesting objects and events in the night sky in December.