Wilfred Gee

Wilfred is a software developer who was tired of making money and decided he wanted to make science instead. Currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Wilfred also has a certificate in Women's Studies, as well as a minor in Physics and English. His previous bachelors was from the University of Utah in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. Wilfred is also a wanna-be Shakespearean actor and, in his free time, likes to rappel down waterfalls.


PANOPTES: Open source planet discovery

June 3, 2016

Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Until now, exoplanet discovery was the exclusive domain of professional scientists. PANOPTES, which combines inexpensive, off-the-shelf components with open source hardware and software to build a geographically dispersed array of small observing telescopes, brings exoplanet science to amateur astronomers and school students.