Astronomy 94: Exoplanet Research
at the Peter van de Kamp Observatory
Prof. David Cohen
Tuesday 11:20 - 12:35
Science Center 113
Mon., May 6: The semester is over! Keep an eye out for articles in the news about new exoplanet discoveries...we'll see how many earth-like planets in the habitable zones of their host stars have been discovered by this time next year.
Archive of old announcements.
Mon., May 6: As a culminating experience, you might enjoy reading this article that just appeared in Science this past week: Observed Properties of Exoplanets, by Andrew Howard, which summarizes our current observational knowledge of exoplanet system properties.
Archive of old assignments.
Check the departmental colloquium schedule.
There are telescope public viewings the second Tuesday of each month, at the Peter van de Kamp Observatory. The next one is on May 14, at 9 PM. Further information is available. I'd welcome help from any of you in running these events.
Office Hours: Mondays 3:30 to 5:00
class meeting time is Tue. 11:20 - 12:35
We will mostly take data at the telescope on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, spending an hour or two at the telescope, but not every week.
exoplanets.org: an updated, quality-controlled database of all known exoplanets. Explore the properties of the exoplanets with the customizable data plotter.
systemic: exoplanet news and ideas from Prof. Greg Laughlin at UC Santa Cruz.
the Kepler mission: a dedicated space telescope for discovering exoplanets via the transit method.
ADS abstract service: search for research papers
SIMBAD: information about astronomical objects
This page is maintained by David
cohen -at- astro -dot- swarthmore -dot- edu
Last modified: May 6, 2013