The 2019 WFIRST Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge is for exoplanet scientists who are interested in learning the art and science of high contrast imaging of exoplanetary systems. The WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument (CGI), with a possible Starshade, is the only exoplanet imaging instrument planned for flight in the next decade. The Data Challenge is an excellent way to become familiar with the intricacies of the first spaceborne high contrast exoplanet imaging mission, as a pathfinder to future flagship missions.

To prepare scientists to participate in the Challenge, two special events will be held: a 2-day Tutorial and Hack Day at the Flatiron Institute in New York City on October 16-17, and a 1-day Tutorial in Tokyo on October 20 preceding the “In the Spirit of Lyot 2019” conference.

Sign up for the challenge here

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