SuperWASP Blog

Find us at the British Science Festival!

23 August 2022, by Adam McMaster in Black Hole Hunters

Black Hole Hunters will be at the British Science Fesival in Leicester, UK, next month. Come and find us on Saturday 17 September, where you'll have the chance to chat to us about black holes, SuperWASP, and all the things we're finding thanks to your classifications on the Zooniverse.

We'll also have a simulation of what a black hole microlensing event would look like if you could see it through a telescope, which will let you test your knowledge of light curves to see if you can tell the difference between microlensing and other types of event.

You'll be able to find us on Humberstone Gate in Leicester City Centre from 11:00 am onwards. The event is free and there's no need to book!

For more information check out the British Science Festival website.


The SuperWASP project is currently funded and operated by Warwick University and Keele University, and was originally set up by Queen’s University Belfast, the Universities of Keele, St. Andrews and Leicester, the Open University, the Isaac Newton Group, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the South African Astronomical Observatory and by STFC.

The Zooniverse project on SuperWASP Variable Stars is led by Andrew Norton (The Open University) and builds on work he has done with his former postgraduate students Les Thomas, Stan Payne, Marcus Lohr, Paul Greer, and Heidi Thiemann, and current postgraduate student Adam McMaster.

The Zooniverse project on SuperWASP Variable Stars was developed with the help of the ASTERICS Horizon2020 project. ASTERICS is supported by the European Commission Framework Programme Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action under grant agreement n.653477

VeSPA was designed and developed by Adam McMaster as part of his postgraduate work. This work is funded by STFC, DISCnet, and the Open University Space SRA. Server infrastructure was funded by the Open University Space SRA.