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SEMINAR IN PLANETS AND LIFE
Astronomy 383L - Spring 2008
W 3:30-4:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 49570

ridges and plains of europa

Professors

John Scalo

Office: RLM 15.204
Hours: TBD
Phone: (512) 471-6446
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Schedule
Date
Speaker
Title
1/16
John Scalo  
Organizational Meeting
1/23
Amanda Bayless &
Mike Endl 
Journal Club: Design Considerations for a Ground-Based Transit Search for Habitable Planets Orbiting M dwarfs, by Philip Nutzman and David Charbonneau (http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.2879).
1/30
Amanda Bayless &
Judit Ries 
Journal Club presentation (part two): Design Considerations for a Ground-Based Transit Search for Habitable Planets Orbiting M dwarfs, by Philip Nutzman and David Charbonneau (http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.2879)
2/06
Shadrian Strong
Journal Club: Widespread Morning Drizzle on Titan, by Mate Adamkovics, Michael H. Wong, Conor Laver, and Imke de Pater. Science 9 November 2007, 318:962-965; published online 10 October 2007 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1146244] (in Reports)
2/13
Klaus Pontoppidan
Caltech
Special Seminar: Straddling the Snow Line: Water Vapor and Carbon-Containing Molecules in Protoplanetary Disks at 1 AU
2/20
Christopher Chyba
Space Science Panel
3/05
Michael Muno 
Caltech
Special Seminar: Identifying Black Holes and Neutron Stars in Order to Understand How They Formed (or, Making Dead Stars Talk)
3/12
  
Spring Break: March 10-14
3/19
Fritz Benedict 
Journal Club: Double-blind test program for astrometric planet detection with Gaia, Authors: S. Casertano, M.G. Lattanzi, A. Sozzetti, A. Spagna, S. Jancart, R. Morbidelli, R. Pannunzio, D. Pourbaix, D. Queloz. arXiv:0802.0515
3/26
Lifan Wang 
Texas A&M
Astronomy at the Antarctic Plateau
abstract
4/09
Bill Cochran & 
Seth Redfield

Discussion session on the recent COROT transiting exoplanet detections
4/16
Edward Robinson  
Dr. Robinson will lead the discussion on two recent papers: (1) Swain et al. 2008, Nature, 452, 329, The Presence of Methane in the Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet, and (2) Gonzalez, G. 2008, MNRAS, in press? (arXiv:0802.0434), Parent Stars of Extrasolar Planets - IX. Lithium Abundances
4/23
Shadrian Strong
Doctoral Dissertation Defense: The Seasonal Stratosphere of Saturn: Radiative Climate Modeling of Giant Planets
4/30
John Barentine
2nd-Year Defense: A Comparative Astrochemical Study of NGC 7538 IRS 1 and IRS 9
5/07
  
Final Exams Period: No presentation scheduled.
5/14
Travis Barman
w/Seth Redfield
& Mike Endl

Journal Club: (1) Ground-based detection of sodium in transmission spectrum of exoplanet HD209458b, by I.A.G. Snellen et al., http://arxiv.org/abs/0805.0789
(2) Subaru HDS Transmission Spectroscopy of the Transiting Extrasolar Planet HD209458b, by Norio Narita et al.









 
 





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