K2 Campaigns 14, 15 and 16 Director's Discretionary Targets program

A small percentage of the available K2 pixels in each campaign may be allocated by the K2 Guest Observer (GO) Office Director as Director's Discretionary Targets (DDTs). The primary utilization of DDT programs is in support of community-proposed requests that are based on exceptional, time-critical observing opportunities that cannot be …

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K2 Users' Panel selected

The K2 mission has developed a K2 Users' Panel (K2UP), whose role will be to represent the voice of the community in regards to mission science, management policies, and products from the project. More information on the panel's responsibilities and any reports generated can be found on the K2UP page …

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K2 Campaign 9 data available

Target pixel files, full frame images, and thruster firing lists for K2 Campaign 9 are now available for download from the MAST archive. The C9 data release notes are available here.

C9 was largely dedicated to a search for gravitational microlensing events in a region around the Galactic bulge. A …

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Save the date for Kepler & K2 SciCon IV, June 19-23, 2017

The Kepler & K2 SciCon IV: Legacy & Scion will take place June 19-23, 2017, at NASA Ames Research Center in California. This conference will celebrate the legacy of the Kepler mission and will explore how the K2 mission is extending that legacy.

Stay tuned for additional details!

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K2 Campaign 7 data available

Target pixel files for long and short cadence targets for K2 Campaign 7 are now available for download from the K2 data archive at MAST. Light curves are also available for long cadence targets.

In Campaign 7 there was a significant drop in the number of targets observed relative to …

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