Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops

The Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops are held annually and provide opportunities for students, postdocs, and researchers to learn about the engineering and scientific application of exoplanet-related techniques used in NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.

2024: Advances in Direct Imaging: From Young Jupiters to Habitable Earths

2023: Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres: The Next Twenty Years

2022: Exoplanet Science in the Gaia Era

2021: Circumstellar Disks and Young Planets

2020: Extreme Precision Radial Velocity

2019: Astrobiology for Astronomers

2018: Did I Really Just Find an Exoplanet?

2017: Microlensing in the Era of WFIRST

2016: Is There a Planet in My Data? Statistical Approaches to Finding and Characterizing Planets in Astronomical Data

2015: Exoplanetary System Demographics: Theory and Observations

2014: Imaging Planets and Disks

2013: workshop cancelled due to federal government sequestration

2012: Working with Exoplanet Light Curves

2011: Exploring Exoplanets with Microlensing

2010: Stars as Homes for Habitable Planetary Systems

2009: Exoplanetary Atmospheres

Michelson Summer Schools

Prior to 2008, the Sagan Summer Workshops were called the Michelson Summer Schools . They were aimed at advancing the communities' scientific and technical understanding of the objectives of the Navigator Program. No workshop was held in 2008 and workshops from 1999-2002 were hosted by institutions other than the Michelson Science Center/NExScI.

2007: Planetary Transits: Detection to Characterization

2006: Frontiers of Interferometry: Stars, Disks, and Terrestrial Planets

2005: Discovering New Worlds Through Astrometry

2004: Frontiers of High Contrast Imaging in Astrophysics Astronomical Interferometry in the Optical and Near-Infrared

2003: Interferometry Overview

2002: Interferometry Theory and Techniques

2001: Interferometry Techniques

2000: Astrophysics with Optical Interferometry

1999: Interferometry Summer School

Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposia

The Sagan Fellows Symposia are held every 2-3 years and are for current and past Sagan/Michelson graduate student and postdoctoral fellows to present current or past research results and will highlight many of their cutting-edge efforts as well as to discuss career paths and to network. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

November 2018

November 2017

May 2015

November 2012

November 2009

October 2005