Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometry

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Date
Tuesday, May 31 2016 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Daniel Angerhausen
Affiliation
Goddard Spaceflight Center
Description

Dr. Angerhausen will give a short introduction to the science of extrasolar planets, in particular the technique of transit, eclipse and phasecurve spectro-photometry.  He will describe his various projects in this emerging field using state of the art spectroscopic and photometric instruments on the largest ground based telescopes, the 'flying telescope' SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) and the Kepler and Hubble space telescopes.

 

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