Bay Area Exoplanet Science Meeting #7

December 6, 2013

SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo, Mountain View, CA (directions)

Contact Natalie Batalha or Tom Greene

AGENDA (pdf)
9:00 Coffee and Conversation
9:30 Are planetary systems flat? Scott Tremaine (IAS)
10:30 KOI-1474: A case study for giant planet migration Rebekah Dawson (UCB)
11:00 BREAK
11:30 HR 8799 planets: Partly Cloudy with no Chance of Methane Mark Marley and Kevin Zahnle (NASA ARC)
12:00 Water Clouds in Y Dwarfs and Exoplanets Caroline Morley (UCSC)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 The Mass-Radius Relation for 60 Exoplanets Smaller than 4 Earth Radii Lauren Weiss (UCB)
13:50 Understanding the Mass-Radius Relation for Sub-Neptunes: Radius as a Proxy for Composition Eric Lopez (UCSC)
14:20 How Rocky Are They? The Composition Distribution of Kepler's Sub-Neptune Planet Candidates Angie Wolfgang (UCSC)
14:50 BREAK
15:20 Science with the Automated Planet Finder: A status update on Lick Observatory's newest telescope Jennifer Burt (UCSC)
15:50 Towards Improved Planet Occurrence Rates: Accurate Properties of Kepler Target Stars Daniel Huber (NASA ARC)
16:20 The runaway Greenhouse revisited Colin Goldblatt (U Victoria)
16:40 Wrap up and brief discussion of future meetings ALL