NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program: Exoplanet Observations with future space telescopes

We are engaged in developing the near-infrared camera (NIRCam) and mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and are planning on using these instruments to observe transiting exoplanets. This work is being done in conjunction with exoplanet theorists and other JWST team members and should predict what scientific results will be possible with JWST. We are also investigating direct imaging coronagraphic exoplanet missions and are developing a state-of-the-art Phase Induced Amplitude Apodization coronagraph testbed in our Ames Coronagraph Experiment Laboratory. Deadline: February 1st, 2009 http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/research/detail.cfm?oppID=848

Source: [NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)]

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