The exoplanet podcast

The Exocast Exoplanet #ExoCup

The Exocast Exoplanet #ExoCup  Head-to-head fight to the finish. 32 exoplanets go in one becomes the champion! You can see fun facts about all of our competing exoplanets by checking out the Exocast ExoCup cards. The #ExoCup Cards: The data for the cards was compiled from a number of sources including: NASA Exoplanet Archive, exoplanets.org, Transiting Exoplanet Catalogue (TEPCat), Planetary Habitability Laboratory, and any related journal articles or news stories concerning the individual planets. The


In the 19th episode of Exocast: Andrew continues his 2-parter on research into the origins of life; Hugh details all the numerous way that computers & software is used in astronomy, from Microsoft to MCMC to Machine Learning; Hannah reports on two whole months worth of interesting exoplanetary news; Hugh adopts Proxima Centauri b, the solar system’s closest cousin, into the Exocast family; And we announce the start of the first Exocast #ExoCup! http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Exocast19b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new

Exocast-18b – Direct Imaging Special

In the 18th episode of Exocast, we chat to Sasha Hinkley, a direct imaging expert at the University of Exeter: “Spotlights & fireflies” – what it means to be able to directly image planets and how we do it. Why direct imaging may not have the numbers compared to other detection techniques, but can give us so much more information on each planet The future of direct imaging instruments, including JWST, WFIRST and the E-ELT.