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Hands-On Exoplanet Workshop
Posted: 18 November, 2014

Hands-On Exoplanet Workshop

Our friend Nikola Karavasilev gave a three-part workshop on the detection of extrasolar planets.

He first gave a general introduction to extrasolar planetary systems, the history of the discoveries, and future prospects for discovering single exoplanets and multi-planet systems. After that there was a long discussion on the types of detection and the possible ways to gain more information about the sizes, masses, and atmospheric composition of planets around other stars.

Hands-On Exoplanet Workshop

The last part of the workshop was an exercise, in which the Cadets had to plot actual observational data of an exoplanet passage with an unusual profile. They had to guess the reason for the strange shape of the intensity time series, and explain the associated phenomena.

Hands-On Exoplanet Workshop


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