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SNIFFING ALIEN ATMOSPHERES: EXOPLANET SPECTROPHOTOMETRY (FROM GROUND-, AIRBORNE- AND SPACE-BASED OBSERVATORIES)

6 October 2017

Time: 2:30pm
Venue: GO Jones Room 610
Series: Astronomy Unit Seminars
Speaker: Daniel Angerhousen
Host: James Cho
Abstract: In my presentation I will give a short introduction to the science of extrasolar planets, in particular the technique of transit, eclipse and phasecurve spectro-photometry.  I will describe my 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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