Extrasolar Planets: March 2007

Special session at the 210th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday May 31 (Morning) Convenors: Nader Haghighipour and Eric Gaidos (University of Hawaii NAI Lead Team)

Speaker: Drake Deming (Planetary Systems Laboratory & Goddard Center for Astrobiology, Goddard Space Flight Center) Date/Time: Monday, March 26, 2007 11AM PDT

Abstract: Two independent scientific groups have recently reported the first spectroscopy of planets orbiting other stars, using the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Intended for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, the 2007 Michelson Summer Workshop: "Planetary Transits: Detection to Characterization," will take place at the NASA Ames Conference Center, Moffett Field, CA July 23 - 27. The workshop will consist of a series of tutorial and scientific lectures covering techniques related to transits and extra-solar planet finding. More information, along with a preliminary agenda can be found on the workshop website: [source: NAI Newsletter]