New observations in 2019!
It is that time of year when the star is now visible to observe once again. Nothing exciting to report, as you can see from this graph showing... Read more
We have detected a dip in progress!
Not much time to share details - we are working hard coordinating followup observations.
Here is a snapshot of LCO data... Read more
The latest science update is posted here:
Thanks again for your support!
~Tabby and the entire WTF team
Backer of the Week: Pirx Danford
We have a new update on the WTF website with our backer of the week. Here's the scoop on one of our awe inspiring community. Feel free to... Read more
Where are we on Tabby's Star now?
Just wanted to give you an update on where I am with the WTF star scientifically, at the beginning of the LCOGT campaign.
I just wrote a paper... Read more
It's dangerous to go alone! Take this grad student!
Double update on the Kickstarter today, huzzah! As the title of this post suggests, I am working with Tabby during my quest to the PhD. I wouldn't be... Read more
The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017
Have you made plans for viewing the "Great American Eclipse of 2017"? Folks from The University of Nebraska, Kearney (and surrounding communities) are gearing up and beginning to plan events... Read more
In just 30 days, 1,762 of you helped us raise 107% of the 100K goal. We are overwhelmed and humbled to see the amount of public support for WTF science! ... Read more
best day ever!
With just 100 minutes left in the campaign I cant help myself in expressing my excitement for this project's success! Thanks to the (now) 1,746 amazing backers, we will be... Read more
The importance of our stretch goal!
This has been a truly amazing and exciting day! I cant thank you wonderful backers enough for contributing to this project and also for all of your kind and inspirational... Read more
here comes the DAY-TAH!
Y'all are amazing! WE DID IT!
Im still catching my breath, but to answer the question everyone has on their mind - what next?
It's still tremendously important... Read more
For the love of WTF!
22 hours left and <8% needed to reach the goal!
Yesterday's update had an overwhelming response and we are so close to success! If you havent followed up on the... Read more
The goal is obtainable!
Im am overwhelmed by the support from all y'all!
The ideas tossed around in the comment thread about increasing pledges are getting pretty popular, and it looks as if they are working!... Read more
Cool Worlds video with Jason Wright
Check out this great Cool Worlds video with team member Jason Wright talking about this project! I will also post it to the project description :)
The hours are... Read more
What is team member Dr Jason Wright up to tonight?
Excuse the back-to-back updates, but we thought some of you would be interested in this awesome tidbit.
Our very own Dr. Jason Wright will be participating in a panel discussion... Read more
What a busy weekend!
WOW! Looks like we are ramping up to make a big splash when the campaign ends on Friday morning - y'all are the BEST!
Have you seen that we are... Read more
With only 7 days left, we are almost halfway to our goal!
Many thanks to the over ONE THOUSAND backers that have joined our team!
The clock is ticking, but don't worry - we will make it!
Feeling overwhelmed by my optimism?... Read more
Who will observe WTF in May of 2017?!?!
The WTF star's dips do not appear to be periodic, which makes it difficult to predict when it will dip again.
But, what if we assume that the dip in... Read more
AMA thread is up!
Check it out and ask us anything!
A great idea!
The clock is ticking and we still have a long way to go!
So, over the weekend, talk to 3 people you know (friends, family, neighbors, your boss, etc)... Read more
Reddit AMA - June 3!
Jason Wright and I will be doing a Reddit AMA on June 3. Sign on and ask us anything!
Y'all are the best!
A heartfelt thanks to the over 700 backers that have joined our "community of the curious" -- we have made it past the 30% mark!!!
In other (slightly related) news,... Read more
Our project logo
Our amazing artist, Frank Okay, designed us a perfect logo for our project. It captures the essence of our story and our proposed program: The WTF star was identified by... Read more
WOW - look what happened in just 12 hours!
A sincere thanks to our very earliest backers! Y'all ROCK!
We are thrilled that in just 12 hours since the start of the campaign, over 6 dozen of y'all have... Read more