(Wide Angle Search for Planets, Wide Area Search for Planets)
(multi-university initiative to locate transiting planets)
WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets, sometimes cited
as Wide Area Search for Planets)
is a project of a number of universities to discover
transiting planets. A pilot operation began in 1999
using a robotic telescope.
Later improvements have led to two sites in the
two hemispheres, each with an array of telescopes,
the improved version called SuperWASP.
Note the WASP prefix may refer to a discovery
before or after the SuperWASP improvements.