The search begins Jan 2016

Pale Red Dot is a scientific and outreach project about astronomy and the search of extrasolar planets that will launch on Jan 11th 2016. Pale Red Dot is a joint initiative of the scientists involved in the observations, the outreach office of the European Southern Observatory (, and several supporting institutions including; Queen Mary University of London/UK (, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía/Spain (, Universidad de Chile (, University of Hertfordshire/UK (, University of Goettingen/Germany (, Université de Montpellier (, (, and BOOTES telescope network (

In addition to regular updates on the acquisition of the data, the website will feature contributed articles by world leading researchers, and science writers from several countries. More details on the program and outreach activities will be announced soon.

Stay tuned!