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Exocast-29b: with special guest Sarah Hörst, Exomoons, News, and Exocup2018

On the 29th episode of Exocast: Hannah is joined by Professor Sarah Hörst from Johns Hopkins University to talk about her lab and working on haze production for solar system planets and beyond. Hugh discusses the concept of Exomoons following the recent potential discovery. Andrew takes a look at the exoplanet news for the past month, and introduces the new format for the Exocup2018! And Sarah adds the not extra-solar, not planet, Titan to the exocast adopted

Exocast-28b

On the 28th episode of Exocast, returning from a month’s break: Hugh is joined by Daniel Angerhausen from the University of Bern/Blue Marble Space to talk exoplanet science with SOFIA and high-altitude balloon experiments. Andrew introduces the concept of technosignatures in time for the first NASA Technosignatures Workshop, held at the end of September, and chats a little more with Daniel who will be taking part in the meeting. Hannah takes a look at the exoplanet news for

Exocast-27b

In the 27th episode of Exocast: Michael Gully-Santiago joins Andrew for a chat about his work on instrumentation, and with the K2 guest observer office (https://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/). Hannah reports back from the Exoplanets II meeting in Cambridge (https://www.exoplanetscience2.org/), where she takes to the conference floor to speak to the attendees about some of their favourite exoplanet facts. Hugh covers all the exoplanet news and views from the last month; And Gully adds HAT-P-11b to our Adopted Planets

Exocast-26b

In the 26th episode of Exocast: Natasha Batalha joins Hannah for a chat about PandExo (https://pandexo.emac.gsfc.nasa.gov/) and her work on Martian climate modelling. Hugh discusses all things radial velocity: history, current, and future prospects. Andrew covers all of June’s exoplanet news; And Natasha adds “Hannah’s special planet” HAT-P-26b to our gang of Adopted Planets http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Exocast-26b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-25b: Exoplanetary Helium (with guest Jess Spake), plus the “Shadow Biosphere”

In the 25th episode of Exocast: Jessica Spake joins us to chat about the first detection of exoplanetary Helium – around the planet Wasp-107b Andrew covers whether alien biology could exist in a Shadow Biosphere here on Earth. Hannah covers all of May’s exoplanet news; And Jess invites an old friend to the exocast adopted planets – 51 Pegasi b, the first exoplanet detected around a sun-like star. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/exocast-25b_edit1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:

Exocast-24b

In the 24th episode of Exocast: Andrew chats with special guest Rus Belikov about direct imaging and Alpha Cen ; Hannah dives into the lakes of Titan to take us on a scuba diving adventure through alien worlds; And Hugh takes us through the latest in Exoplanet news; Finally, as always, we adopt a planet into our exocast family. This week selected by our guest Rus who chose Ross-128b, welcome to the family. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/exocast-24b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play

Exocast-23b

In the 23rd episode of Exocast: Hannah and Hugh join us from the UK Exoplanet Meeting; Hannah chats with special guest Dr Jayne Birkby about her work on high resolution spectroscopy; Hugh talks about the Gaia mission and what it means for exoplanets; Andrew covers all of this months exciting exoplanet news; And we invite our guest to add to the exocast adopted planets, so welcome WTS-2b to the exocast family. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/exocast_23b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window

Exocast-22b

In the 22nd episode of Exocast: Andrew talks about the concept of panspermia; Hugh discusses how astronomers can observe the changing phases of exoplanets; And Hannah covers the exoplanetary news including discoveries from K2 and new open-source science for exoplanet spectroscopy. And Hugh adds the cold transiting jupiter Kepler-167 e as the newest adopted Exocast planet. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/exocast_22b_edit_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-21b

In the 21st episode of Exocast: Hannah talks about planet formation; Andrew discusses the potential habitability of planets on eccentric orbits; Hugh disseminates a backlog of exciting exoplanet news from the past two months including discoveries, planet characterization, and community debate; Andrew adds the eponymous Kepler-21b as the newest member of the Exocast adopted planets gang;   http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/exocast_21b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-20b: The ExoCup

  In the 20th episode of Exocast we discuss all things #ExoCup What is the ExoCup? How was it conceived? What was the result? Why was it so stressful for the Exocast crew? We take a voxbox from some members of the exoplanet community on their opinions of the ExoCup (inc. Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. Nikole Lewis, Dr. Natalie Batalha, Dr. Abhi Rajan); Andrew reports on the months interesting exoplanetary news that was still churning

Exocast-19b

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.

Exocast-17b

In the 17th episode of Exocast: Andrew introduces us to the origins of life studies in the first of a two-part segment. Hannah talks about Global Circulation Models (GCMs) and why they matter for exoplanets. Hugh reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including alien stratospheres, new exoplanets from RV studies, and exo-comets. Andrew adopts GJ 667Cc into the misfits that are the Exocast adopted planets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Exocast-17b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-16b

In the 16th episode of Exocast: Hugh discusses exoplanet science in the era of extremely large telescopes. Hannah brings us up to speed with the outcomes of the recent James Webb Space Telescope workshop held at the Space Telescope Institute at the beginning of July. Andrew reports on the latest exciting exoplanetary news, including a potential exomoon candidate, some worrying disclosures from the TESS mission, and a possible atmosphere detection around a large terrestrial planet. Hannah adopts

Exocast-15b

In the 15th episode of Exocast: Andrew revisits the signals life may or may not leave in a planet’s atmosphere, taking in recent results from the NExSS biosignature workshop. Hugh details the pros & cons of NASA’s upcoming planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey, or TESS, mission. Hannah covers the breaking news, including a host of new results from the Kepler mission. and Hugh adopts the mini-Mercury Kepler-37b into our collection, the smallest planet yet found

Exocast-14b

In the 14th episode of Exocast Hannah takes us back to basics and introduce the composition and chemistry of exoplanet atmospheres. Andrew covers some recent updates from astrobiology, the field of study that aims to figure out if there’s life on any the exoplanets we’ve discovered, or on some of the worlds closer to home. Hugh takes us through the latest in exoplanetary news, including the newest discoveries, investigations, and notable events in exoplanets this month.

Exocast-13b

In the 13th episode of Exocast Hugh talks about planets in binary systems – are two stars better than one? Hannah discussed the importance of brown dwarfs as the intermediary between planets and stars. Andrew takes us through the latest in exoplanetary news, including the newest discoveries, investigations, and notable events in exoplanets this month. and Hannah adopts WASP-12b with it’s ruby clouds into our extreme family of exoplanets. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Exocast-13b_v1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:

Exocast-12b

In the twelfth episode, Exocast-12b: Andrew details highlights of the recent UK exoplanet meeting. Hugh and Andrew play “Just an Arcminute” with UK exoplanet scientists. Hannah sits in at the exocast newsdesk to cover news including new data on the Trappist-1 system, unusual clouds closer to home, and new brown dwarfs at the boundary of planets & stars. And Hugh chooses Kepler-47ABc, a rare circum-binary planet, as our adopted planet of the month. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/exocast12b_v2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Exocast-11b

In the eleventh episode, Exocast-11b: Hannah covers all the incredible news about the Trappist-1 system, talking us through the discovery of seven new earth-sized worlds around this nearby ultra-cool dwarf. Andrew talks about the philosophy of exoplanets, from the ancients, through the dark ages, and into the modern era. And Hugh sits in at the exocast newsdesk to cover the release of 60,000 HIRES RVs, new transit-hunting surveys MASCARA and BRing, the star HAT-P-2 beating to the rhythm of

Exocast-10b

For your listening pleasure in Exocast-10b, the first episode of 2017: Hugh provides some perspective on what happens to planets after their stars die. Hannah gives us a run down of Hubble’s new PanCET program. Andrew takes to the Exocast news helicopter to deliver exoplanetary news from the last month. Hannah adopts a nearby habitable world displaying clear evidence of atmospheric disequilibrium. http://media.blubrry.com/exocast/p/www.exocast.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Exocast-10b_HRW_V1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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