Bay Area Exoplanet Science Meeting #8

March 14, 2014

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


Contact Natalie Batalha or Tom Greene


AGENDA (pdf)
9:00 Coffee and Conversation
9:30 Toward Reliable Planet Occurrence Rates Natalie Batalha (NASA ARC)
10:30 Challenges in Inferring and Interpreting Planetary Orbital Properties Rebekah Dawson (UCB)
11:00 BREAK
11:30 The Merits of Planets on High-eccentricity Orbits Greg Laughlin (UCSC)
12:00 Systemic: One Software Package to Rule Them All Stefano Meschiari (UT)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 GEMINI Planet Imager initial performance and data analysis Bruce Macintosh (Stanford) and James Graham (UCB)
14:00 New approach to modeling transit observations of cloudy atmospheres Sanaz Vahidinia (BAERI / NASA ARC)
14:20 Theia's provenance: Regional source of Earth's late impactor Billy Quarles (NASA ARC)
14:50 BREAK
15:20 Exo-C Probe-Scale Coronagraph Observatory: direct imaging science Mark Marley (NASA ARC)
15:45 Exo-C Probe-Scale Coronagraph Observatory: technology and expected performance Rus Belikov (NASA ARC)
16:10 Wrap up and brief discussion of future meetings ALL
16:20 ADJOURN