Allesfitter (in the) Classroom

Allesfitter Classroom is our outreach and edcuation-friendly graphical user interface hosted in the cloud. Science made accesible for everyone, hooray!

We are now hosting and running allesfitter in the cloud in a graphical Jupyter Notebook interface, powered by Binder and JupyterHub! Teachers and veteran exoplaneteers can use allesfitter classroom as a tool for high school classes, university lectures, and outreach events.

Learners can immediately start to model exoplanet data - without any prior coding knowledge or software installation. Up to roughly 30 students can access allesfitter classroom at a time. Each student runs their own copy of the allesfitter GUI in the cloud, and can work with different data sets, including instructive tutorials!

Allesfitter Classroom was first launched in Dec 2019. We are currently updating the user experience via a new cloud platform from Nov - Jan 2022 to accommodate an even larger user base. Thanks for your understanding and stay tuned for the launch button to be reactivated!

Step-by-step into the classroom:

  1. Click the launch button above

  2. You will see a loading circle in the top, a console terminal below, and a non-interactive Jupyter interface at the bottom. Wait for about 15 seconds, and you will be redirected into a fully interactive Jupyter interface. (Your very first launch might take a few minutes - we're working on solving this issue.)

  3. Once you are there, click on "allesfitter" to open that folder, and then click on "GUI.ipynb" to launch the Jupyter notebook.

  4. Now you see the real deal! Click on "Kernel -> Restart & Run All" to get rid of the code and see a beautiful GUI.

  5. And you are ready to roll! Simply follow the crash course from now on. And have fun!

Many thanks to MIT undergraduate Aidan van Duzer and TESS TOI manager Natalia Guerrero for helping us realize this project! :)