The Roman Space Telescope Exoplanet Imaging

Data Challenge

Welcome to Roman Space Telescope Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman, formally WFIRST) Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge and Tutrorial Suite are for exoplanet scientists who are interested in learning the art and science of high contrast imaging of exoplanetary systems. Roman's Coronagraph Instrument (formally CGI), with a possible Starshade rendezvous, is the only exoplanet imaging instrument planned for flight in the next decade.

The Data Challenge material 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.

The CHALLENGE is now OVER but please, see our Timeline, play with the Data, check our Tutorial, Events and "Final Jamboree" videos with the winners/prizes!

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Photos by Emily Tan at NYC's Flatiron Institute and Maths for America (Oct 2019)

The official 2019-2020 Data Challenge opened on October 20 2019 and closed on June 20th 2020. Submissions were done in 4 steps, asking specific questions and allowing for discussion of findings. Judging of the submissions will be done by a panel of reviewers assembled from the Turnbull Science Investigation Team (SIT) and the wider exoplanet community. Winning participant(s) will be funded to present their results and methods at a major exoplanet conference in 2020. After the deadline, all participants/teams are encouraged to publish their results.

The scope was to reveal a fictitious exoplanetary system around the nearby solar-type star 47 UMa:

FRIDAY APRIL 30 2021 - ONLINE - 11AM TO 2:30PM EDT

PUBLIC EVENT / FINAL JAMBOREE

TO ANNOUNCE WINNERS, PRIZES AND DISCUSS THE LESSONS LEARNED, OUR LEGACY TUTORIAL WITH FINALIST TEAMS GIVING THEIR FEEDBACK! AGENDA - REGISTRATION - LIVE STREAM