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SEMINAR IN PLANETS AND LIFE
Astronomy 383L - Spring 2009
W 3:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 48585

Professor

John Scalo · RLM 15.204 · M 10:30-12, F 3-4, or after any class, or by phone · (512) 471-6446 · email


Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title


Jan 21

John Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

Organizational Meeting


Jan 28

No talk scheduled.


Feb 04

Lisa Kaltenegger

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

"Characterizing 'Pale Blue Dots' in the Sky: Spectral Fingerprints of Habitability"
abstract


Feb 11

David Graham

University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Chemistry/Biochemistry

"Jumping Jack Flash, It's a Gas: Biological Methanogenesis on a Planet Near You"
abstract


Feb 18

Amanda Bayless

University of Texas at Austin

[presentation postponed to Feb. 25].


Feb 25

Amanda Bayless

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "The sdB+M Eclipsing System
HW Vir and its Circumbinary Planets"
by Lee et al.
Astronomical Journal, Vol.137, Issue 2,
pp. 3181-3190 (2009).


Mar 04

John Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

"Top 39 Astrobiology Events of 2008"


Mar 11

Sarah Dodson-Robinson

University of Texas at Austin

"Planets on Wide Orbits: Ice Giants, Direct Imaging and Extrasolar Kuiper Belts"


Mar 18

Spring Break

Spring Break: March 16 - 20.


Mar 25

No talk scheduled.


Apr 01

Fritz Benedict

University of Texas at Austin

Journal Club: "Ten New and Updated Multiplanet Systems and a Survey of Exoplanetary Systems" by Wright et al. 2009, ApJ, 693, 1084


Apr 08

John Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

"Top 500 Astrobiology Papers of 2008 (and part of 2009), Part II"


Apr 15

John Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

"Recent Developments in the Origin and Evolution of Biomolecules"


Apr 22

John Scalo

University of Texas at Austin

"Recent work on the Origin of Biomolecules. II. Thermal Denaturation of Protofoldamers as a Constraint on Planetary Habitability"


Apr 29

Mike Endl

University of Texas at Austin

"The HARPS Search for Southern Extra-Solar Planets. XVIII An Earth-mass planet in the GJ 581 planetary system" by Mayor et al. 2009, A&A submitted, http:austral.as.utexas.edu/ planets/gj581/Gl581_preprint.pdf


May 06

No talk scheduled.

Aurora over Saturn (Cassini VIMS)