Dr. Eliot Halley Vrijmoet

   VRY-MOOT   (he/him)

Education/Research Postdoc Fellow
of the Five College Astronomy Department

Department of Astronomy
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Office: McConnell 410A

*New* e-mail: evrijmoet@smith.edu      Twitter logo @eliotVRIJ

Eliot standing outside with coffee. Eliot standing next to a tall building, with coffee.
Photo by Leonardo Paredes

  (updated 28 June 2023)
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My Research Life

Astrometry of M dwarf binaries


My favorite things are low-mass stars with companions (planets, brown dwarfs, other stars).

I am extensively experienced with ground-based astrometry at RECONS. This includes:

cartoon of the CTIO 0.9m telescope

My PhD advisor, & RECONS fearless leader:
Todd J Henry

RECONS first mate (& my honorary advisor):
Wei-Chun Jao



My first paper (Vrijmoet et al. 2020) compared RECONS astrometry to Gaia DR2 to define criteria for identifying unresolved binaries based on their astrometric fits.

My second paper (Vrijmoet et al. 2022) presents the first 1.5 years of our M dwarf SOAR speckle campaign.

I have been running this 4-year speckle interferometry campaign at SOAR to map orbits of ~225 M dwarf multiples within 25 pc. The sample was selected using the Gaia criteria in Vrijmoet+ 2020, augmented by binaries from RECONS astrometry and the literature.

SMARTS 0.9m telescope at CTIO, where we take our data (and you could, too!)

Another useful list of links for the SMARTS 0.9m & 1.5m




REsources for RECONS
Resources for undergrad research