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Calendar of Virtual Exoplanet Talks

During these times of COVID, exciting exoplanet science is still taking place from home offices across the country and around the globe. People are sharing their work online giving wider access to talks.

To have your exoplanet talk listed here, please fill in this Google Form

Events will be listed on this page by month, and also on this Google calendar

All time zones as specified.

December 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
Dec. 10
11:00 am (PT)
ExoPAG SIG 3 Eric Agol (Univ. of Washington) Transit-timing and photodynamics of the TRAPPIST-1 system Daniel Larsen
Dec. 10
11:20 am (PT)
Univ. of Washington Caroline Dorn (University of Zurich) Possible interiors of TRAPPIST-1 planets Daniel Larsen
Dec. 7
12:10 pm (ET)
Penn State/CEHW Phil Arras (U Va) Accretion of dust by extrasolar planets Dan Stevens
Dec. 2
11 am (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Claudio Maccone (Intl. Academy of Astronautics/Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Torino) Solar Gravitational Lens (SGL) for Biosignatures, SETI and Interstellar Telecommunications Ravi Kopparapu
Dec. 1
3 pm (PT)
University of Washington Astrobiology Program Giada Arney (NASA GSFC) Venus: The Exoplanet Next Door Daniel Larsen

November 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
Nov. 16
12:10 pm (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Narsireddy Anugu (U of AZ) New optical interferometry instrumentation and exploiting them for protoplanetary disks and exoplanets Dan Stevens
Nov. 9-13
mornings (PT)
NExScI various speakers Exoplanet Demographics Conference Ellen O'Leary
Nov. 12
11 am (PT)
Univ. of Washington Mark Marley (NASA Ames) & Victoria Meadows (University of Washington) Spectra of Solar System Planets for Exoplanet Scientists Daniel Larsen
Nov. 12
11 am (PT)
NASA JPL Mathias Nowak (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge) The ExoGRAVITY Large Program: New Constraints on Planet Formation Models from Dual-field Optical Interferometry email the JPL Astrophysics Colloquium for link
Nov. 4
11 am (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Svetlana Berdyugina (Leibniz Inst. for Solar Physics/Univ. of Freiburg) Structural Technosignatures: How can they be spatially resolved? Ravi Kopparapu
Nov. 2
12:10 pm (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Lily Zhao (Yale) EXPRES: A Next-Generation Spectrograph Dan Stevens

October 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
Oct. 21
11 am (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Gavin Schmidt (NASA GISS) Learning from the Anthropocene: Techosignatures in geological archives? Ravi Kopparapu
Oct. 14
11 am (ET)
GSFC/SEEC Theresa Fisher (ASU) Atmospheric Chemical Reaction Network Topology as a Potential Technosignature for Exoplanets Ravi Kopparapu
Oct. 8
11 am (PDT)
Univ. of Washington Elisabeth Newton (Dartmouth) The Advantages and Challenges of M Dwarfs as Planet Hosts Daniel Larsen
Oct. 5
12:10 pm (EDT)
Penn State/CEHW Greg Gilbert (Univ. of Chicago) The Architectures and Dynamics of Kepler's Multiplanet Systems Dan Stevens
Oct. 2
3:30 pm (MDT)
Univ. of New Mexico Kaitlin Kratter (Univ. of AZ) The Companions of stars across the mass ratio spectrum (contact organizer for connection info.) Diana Dragomir

September 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
Sept. 30
12:15 pm (PDT)
Caltech/IPAC Sam Halverson (JPL) Pushing the limits of exoplanet discovery with the Keck Planet Finder Calen Henderson
Sept. 21
12:00 pm (PDT)
Univ. of Arizona Ilaria Pascucci (Univ. of Arizona) The Evolution of Disk Winds and their Impact on Planet Formation Dan Stevens
Sept. 21
12:10 pm (EDT)
Penn State/CEHW Jon Zink (UCLA) Utilizing Kepler and K2 to Advance Exoplanet Demographics Dan Stevens
Sept. 16
12:15 pm (PDT)
Caltech/IPAC Jenn Burt (JPL) Advancing TESS' level one science goal with precision RV mass measurements Calen Henderson
Sept. 14
12:00 pm (PDT)
Univ. of Arizona Jamila Peagues (Harvard Univ.) Characterizing Young, Cool M-Stars and their Planet-Forming Disks Serena Kim
Sept. 14
12:10 pm (EDT)
Penn State/CEHW Matthias He (Penn State/CEHW) The Intrinsic Architectures of Planetary Systems: Correlations in AMD-Stable Systems Dan Stevens
Sept. 10
1:30 pm (EDT)
Cornell Elaine Petro (Cornell Univ.) Propulsion Solutions Enabling Sustainable Space Exploration Nikole Lewis
Sept. 10
11:00 am (PDT)
Univ. of Washington Nancy Chanover (New Mexico State Univ.) How to Leverage NASA’s Planetary Data System Atmospheres Node for Exoplanet Science Dan Larsen
Sept. 4
8:50 am (PDT)
various Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting (various speakers) See full program/connection details here Tom Greene

August 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
August 31
12:10 pm (EDT)
Penn State/CEHW Travis Berger (Univ. of Hawai'i/Institute for Astronomy) The Influence of Stellar Age on Kepler Exoplanet Demographics Dan Stevens
August 27
8 am (PDT)
KITP/UC Santa Barbara Exostar Redux Conference (various speakers) Accurate Stellar Properties, Star-planet Interactions Victor Silva Aguirre
August 27
3 pm (EDT)
JPL/Caltech Sean Andrews (Harvard Smithsonian CfA) Substructures in Protoplanetary Disks: Overview and Future Prospects Joe Lazio
August 26
8 am (PDT)
KITP/UC Santa Barbara Exostar Redux Conference (various speakers) Accurate Stellar Properties, Star-planet Interactions Victor Silva Aguirre
August 24
12:10 pm (EDT)
Penn State/CEHW Joe Ninan (Penn State) Using He10830 as a probe to understand the evaporating atmospheres of exo-planets Dan Stevens
August 12
11 am (PDT)
NASA ExEP/JPL Feng Zhao (JPL) please contact organizer for connection information Brendan Crill
August 6
11 am (PDT)
Univ. of Washington Laura Schaefer (Stanford) Tutorial Talk and Discussion: Volatile Solubilities in Rocks
The discussion will focus on Kite et al. (2020) Atmosphere Origins for Exoplanet Sub-Neptunes
Vikki Meadows
August 6
3 pm (EDT)
JPL/Caltech Karin Oberg (Harvard) High-Resolution Chemistry in Planet-Forming Disks Joe Lazio
August 3
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Debanjan Sengupta (NASA Ames Research Center) Title TBA Serena Kim

July 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
July 27
11:00 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Molly Kosiarek (UC Santa Cruz) Photometry as a Proxy for Stellar Activity in Radial Velocity Analyses Serena Kim
July 20-23
8:30 am (PDT)
NExScI Sagan Summer Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocity Presentations available on YouTube Sagan Workshop
July 20
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Megan Mansfield (The University of Chicago) Title TBA Serena Kim
July 16
4:00 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Julien Girard (STScI) Roman Exoplanet Imaging Data Challenge Knicole Colon
July 15
2:00 pm (EDT)
Harvard University Theron Carmichael (Harvard Univ.) Transiting brown dwarfs and applying gyrochronology to their host stars Theron Carmichael
July 13
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Samantha Scibelli (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona) Title TBA Serena Kim
July 10
9 am (PDT)
NASA Ames Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting (various speakers) Agenda Tom Greene
July 10
6:30 am (UTC)
Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) Ramses M. Ramirez (ELSI) Planetary habitability thresholds and respiratory limits for complex life Thilina Heenatigala
July 6
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Nienke van der Marel (University of Victoria) Title TBA Serena Kim

June 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
June 26
2:15 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Sean Terry (CUA/GSFC) Roman Space Telescope Mass-measurement Method Determines a Mass of 66 +- 8Mearth for MOA-2009-BLG-319Lb Knicole Colon
June 26
1:55 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Kevin Stevenson (Johns Hopkins APL) A New Method For Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres Using Planetary Infrared Excess Knicole Colon
June 26
1:50 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Rishi Paudel (NASA Goddard and University of Maryland, Baltimore County) VVV BD001: an L5 dwarf known to produce white light superflares Knicole Colon
June 26
1:30 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Fabo Feng (EPL, Carnegie Institution of Washington) Detect and characterize exoplanets using Gaia and Hipparcos data Knicole Colon
June 26
1:10 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Ethan Kruse (NASA Goddard) Finding TESS's 'Missing' Planets in the Full Frame Images Knicole Colon
June 26
12:30 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Jonathan Fortney (University of California, Santa Cruz) Beyond Equilibrium Temperature: How the Atmosphere/Interior Connection Effects Atmospheric Abundances in Warm Transiting Giant Planets Knicole Colon
June 26
12:10 pm (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Erin May (Johns Hopkins APL) Introducing a New Spitzer Master BLISS Map to Remove the Instrument Systematic -- Phase Curve Parameter Degeneracy, as Demonstrated by a Reanalysis of the 4.5 micron WASP-43b Phase Curve Knicole Colon
June 26
11:50 am (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Serge Dieterich (Space Telescope Science Institute) Characterizing M Dwarf Spots for Planet Hunting and Stellar Astrophysics Knicole Colon
June 26
11:30 am (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Matthias He (The Pennsylvania State University) The Intrinsic Architectures of Planetary Systems: Intra-system Correlations and Occurrence with Stellar Type Knicole Colon
June 26
11:10 am (EDT)
NASA GSFC/Carnegie DTM Joshua Lothringer (Johns Hopkins University) NUV Exoplanet Transmission Spectral Features as Probes of Metals and Rainout Knicole Colon
June 15
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Dániel Apai (Univ. of Arizona) Nautilus: A Giant Space Telescope with a New Optical Technology for Large-Scale Biosignature Surveys Serena Kim
June 8
11 am (MST)
Univ. of Arizona Alex Bixel (Univ. of Arizona) Testing Earth-like Atmospheric Evolution on Exo-Earths Serena Kim

May 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
May 19 Univ. of Washington Zoe Todd (Harvard Univ.) What Can the Planetary Environment Tell Us About Origins of Life? Daniel Larsen
May 14 ETH Zürich Sascha Quanz (ETH Zürich) The Science of LIFE: Current Status, Open Questions & Ways to Participate Daniel Angerhausen
May 14 ETH Zürich Denis Defrère (Univ. of Liège) LIFE: Measurement Principle and Technology Requirements Daniel Angerhausen

April 2020

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
April 14 Univ. of Washington Jason Barnes (Univ. of Idaho) Dragonfly: NASA's Titan Astrobiology Rotorcraft Lander Daniel Larsen

Talks from 2019

Date/Time Host Institution Speaker Title & Viewing Link Contact
October 15 Univ. of Washington Andrew Rushby (UC Irvine) Effects of Land Coverage and Host Star SED on the Albedo of Terrestrial Worlds Daniel Larsen
October 8 Univ. of Washington Adam Frank (Univ. of Rochester) Blowing Away Exoplanets: The Photo-evaporation of Planetary Atmospheres Daniel Larsen


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