TESS. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.




TESS Principal Investigator: George Ricker (MIT Kavli Institute)


TASC (TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium)

Principal Investigator: Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Aarhus University)

Project Scientist: Hans Kjeldsen (Aarhus University)


Portuguese Participation in TASC

Steering Committee: Margarida Cunha

Consortium members: Pedro Avelino, Thibault Boulet, Diego Bossini, Tiago Campante, Miguel Clara, Morgan Deal, Nuno Moedas, Mário João Monteiro, Filipe Pereira, Ângela Santos

TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is a NASA all-sky survey mission launched in April 2018, designed to search for exoplanets orbiting bright stars using the transit method.

The photometric precision and short cadence observations of TESS provide also an exquisite dataset for asteroseismology, which is being used to characterize stars of all types, including planet hosts.

The exploitation of the asteroseismic data from TESS is carried out predominantly in the context of the international consortium TASC (TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium), in which our team is strongly involved, with representation on the Steering Committee and co-leadership of one of its working groups (WG#4, Intermediate-mass classical pulsators). The team also actively contributes to the science developed in the context of the TASC WG#1 (Asteroseismology of TESS exoplanet hosts), WG#2 (Oscillations in solar-type stars), WG#3 (Oscillating stars in clusters), and WG#7 (Oscillations in red giants).