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Extrasolar Planets: December 2009


January 7-8, 2010 (Thursday 1:00-5:15pm and Friday 8:30am-12:00noon)
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Scientists interested in exoplanet exploration from space-based platforms are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG). You can review the agenda from the Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) website listed below. Note that you do not need to register for the AAS in order to attend; it's at the same location, but is a separate meeting.

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution of Washington and their colleagues have published a paper entitled "The Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search Program," in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The paper describes an astrometric search for gas giant planets and brown dwarfs orbiting nearby low-mass dwarf stars, using the 2.5 m du Pont Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

[Source: NAI Newsletter]