transit survey

transit survey

[′trans·ət ′sər‚vā]
(engineering)
A ground surveying method in which a transit instrument is set up at a control point and oriented, and directions and distances to observed points are recorded.
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The researchers spotted the planet using the state-of-the-art Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) - a wide-field observing facility made of a compact ensemble of telescopes, designed to search for transiting planets on bright stars - run by the Universities of Warwick, Leicester, Cambridge, Queen's University Belfast, Observatoire de Geneve, DLR Berlin and Universidad de Chile.
Dr Watson said: "Queen's has played a pivotal role in the development of the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) - the instrument that found the planet and after which the planet is named.
1 Resident and Worker Transit Survey, its analysis, and inventory of existing conditions
TESS Principal Investigator George Ricker, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, said that TESS will carry out the first spaceborne all-sky transit survey, covering 400 times as much sky as any previous mission.
SIMI VALLEY - Ridership on the Ventura line of the Metrolink commuter train is inching upward, with daily boardings rising from 3,500 in June 2000 to 3,700 in June 2002, a new transit survey shows.
The MasterCard Transit Survey was conducted on behalf of MasterCard by Harris Interactive between November 21 and December 6, 2011 in three countries: United States (n=1607), Singapore (n=503) and South Korea (n=560).
Tenders are invited for eligible applicants for the execution of their regional onboard transit survey for the h-gac eight-county regional transportation planning region.
The Next-Generation Transit Survey will see them partner with astrophysicists across Europe in Chile.
The new discoveries come from the telescope's Wide Field Camera (WFCAM) Transit Survey.
nearby) stars are the European Southern Observatory's Next-Generation Transit Survey, which recently achieved first light, and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), slated for launch in August 2017.