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Know Thy Star - Know Thy Planet

Assessing the Relevance of Ground-based High Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopy of Exoplanet Host Stars

October 9-12, 2017 — Hilton Pasadena in Pasadena, CA

This meeting will gather experts in the field to understand community needs for follow-up observations in the era of K2 and TESS and leading into JWST, PLATO, and WFIRST.


The three and a half day meeting will focus on the needs for stellar characterization, bound (and unbound) companions, false positive assessment, and planetary characterization with an emphasis on the techniques necessary to accomplish these goals. The follow-up needs for radial velocity, transit, direct imaging, and microlensing detections of planets are similar but also different in detail.


Registration (available April 14)

There will be a registration fee for this conference. It will include the opening reception on Sunday evening, coffee breaks, and light breakfast during the conference.

Abstract Submission (available April 14)

Contributions for talks and posters are invited.

Conference Venue and Hotel Room Block

The conference will be held at the Hilton Pasadena, located in the heart of Pasadena within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. We have reserved a sleeping room block at prevailing government rate and the reservation link will be made available soon.

Important Dates
  • April 14, 2017: Registration and Abstract Submission Sites Available
  • August 18, 2017: Early Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • September 7, 2017: Hotel Reservation Deadline for Conference Room Block at the Hilton Pasadena
  • September 29, 2017: Late Registration Deadline
  • October 8, 2017: Registration and Opening Reception at the Hilton Pasadena
  • October 9-12, 2017: Know Thy Star - Know Thy Planet Conference at the Hilton Pasadena
Participants (coming soon)
Agenda (coming soon)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Chas Beichman (Caltech-NExScI)

Steve Howell (NASA Ames)

David Ciardi, Chair (Caltech-NExScI)

Dave Latham (CfA)

Magali Deleuil (LAM)

Erik Mamajek (JPL)

Calen Henderson (JPL)

Savita Mathur (SSI)

Andrew Howard (Caltech)

Dave Soderblom (STScI)


Questions or to be added to the email list: knowthystar@ipac.caltech.edu

(last updated December 22nd, 2016 12:58:26)