Published: June 15, 2008
The Z Cha group is currently researching characteristics of the system Z Cha as well as other observations of it in different wave lengths. The Spitzer observation occurred in mid-May and the data is ready for us to reduce and analyze. Optical data was also obtained from CTIO for a B band light curve. We are in the process of determining a meeting time at SSC for sometime in September to complete the data reduction and analysis. Two of my students have been researching Z Cha and will be working with the team to reduce and analyze the data.
I am teaching a science camp for students in grades 7-9 at the end of July. A major area of concentration of content for the camp is light. Students will be learning about infrared, the Spitzer Space Telescope and some of the projects in which I have been involved.