Phys .org: Scientist develops database for stellar-exoplanet ‘exploration’

Phys .org: Scientist develops database for stellar-exoplanet ‘exploration’. “[Dr. Natalie] Hinkel built a publically available database, called the Hypatia Catalog, to help researchers explore thousands of stars, as well as potential star-exoplanet systems, observed over the last 35 years. It’s the largest database of stars and their elements for the population within 500 light years of our Sun. At last count, Hypatia had stellar chemical abundance data on 6,156 stars, 365 of which are known to host planets. The database also catalogs 72 stellar elements from hydrogen to lead.”

Starchive: The Open Access, Open Source Stellar Database (Habitable Worlds 2017)

This is a PDF, from Habitable Worlds 2017: Starchive: The Open Access, Open Source Stellar Database. “The Starchive… is an open source, open access stellar database. It will host observable, physical, and derived properties of stars and planets as well as observational data such as direct imaging (AO and seeing limited), spectra, light curves, and other time series data sets. ”

Watch Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse Online

Hey! There’s a total solar eclipse today! And it’s gonna be webcast! “The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live webcast between 6 and 9 p.m. EST (2300 and 2600 GMT) to watch the eclipse from Indonesia and “several other locations” along the eclipse path, which can be joined at Slooh.com; the period of totality (total eclipse) will take place between 8:38 and 8:42 p.m. The webcast will also visible at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.”