Global Sky Partners

Hunting Outbursting Young Stars (HOYS)


HOYS is a citizen science project working together with amateur
astronomers. They provide the observational data for our research in star
and planet formation. HOYS as an LCO Global Sky partner will allow amateur
astronomers without access to telescopes equipped with a camera to obtain
data for one of our target regions and thus participate in the project.
The group of participants, as a community, will hence build up their own
set of light curves of young stars during the project. HOYS will provide
guidance to participants to conduct their own small research projects with
the data obtained by them as well as using the wealth of other publicly
available HOYS data.

Audience Region
  • Europe
  • Organizers:
    Dirk Froebrich, Alexander Scholz, Roger Pickard, Mark Phillips, Siegfried Vanaverbeke, Rupert Champion, Vicky Mason
    University of Kent
    Partner website:
    Jul 2020 → present
  • Citizen science
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