Last update: 2016.10.13 by Wojtek Pych
The Cluster AgeS Experiment (CASE) is a long term project aiming
at determination of accurate ages and distances of nearby globular
clusters (GC) by using observations of detached eclipsing binaries.
The project consists of two parts. The first part is an extensive
photometric survey of about 10 Galactic GCs with the aim
of identifying eclipsing binaries (EB) located near or below
the main-sequence turnoff (MSTO).
The survey is conducted on the 1.0-m Swope telescope
at Las Campanas Observatory.
The second part of the project is devoted to determination
of absolute parameters (masses, radii, ages and luminosities)
of selected EBs. It includes derivation of precise radial velocity
curves as well as photometric follow up observations in the optical
and near IR domain.