Postdoctoral Associates & Fellows
John was a founding member of
Planet Hunters, and
a guru for the group on everything from computer system administration to data reduction code.
John also developed "CHIRON TOOLS"
(Brewer et al. 2014), an integrated web-based software suite for target scheduling and observing.
If you are a CHIRON
user, you have John to thank for the beautiful
interface that has streamlined scheduling and observing (saving 1-2 hours per night of previously lost time).
John has unique expertise in database management. He is social force in the department and an avid bicyclist. He also makes astonishingly good ice cream - supplying local restaurants and keeping his colleagues happy!
Tabetha finished a Hubble Fellowship at Georgia State University where she worked on direct measuremnt of stellar diameters using interferometry before joining Fischer's exoplanet group at Yale (2012 - 2016) as a postdoctoral fellow. At Yale, she continued her work on stellar astrophysics and worked with Planet Hunters to study binary stars and planets in the Kepler data.
Tabby has accepted a faculty position at Louisiana State University and will be moving to Baton Rouge, LA in summer 2016.
Her website is: http://www.astro.yale.edu/tabetha and E-mail