Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometry (from ground-, airborne- and space-based observatories)

Series: 
Astronomy Unit Seminars
Speaker: 
Daniel Angerhousen
Host: 
James Cho
Date: 
October 6th, 2017 at 14:30
Room: 
GO Jones Room 610
Abstract: 

In my presentation I will give a short introduction to the science of extrasolar planets, in particular the technique of transit, eclipse and phasecurve spectro-photometry.  I will describe my various projects in this emerging field using state of the art spectroscopic and photometric instruments on the largest ground based telescopes, the 'flying telescope' SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) and the Kepler and Hubble space telescopes.