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Exocast-30b: with special guest Jessie Christiansen, plus ExoCup2018 analysis

On the 30th episode of Exocast: Andrew is joined in the virtual exocast studio by Dr Jessie Christiansen from Caltech/NExSci to talk a little about her work on exoplanet demographics, catalogs, public outreach, and citizen science. Hannah provides an overview of last month’s #exocup, giving us a run down on the stats, the winners, losers, surprises and lessons learned. Hugh takes a look at what other exoplanet news had been released over the past month.

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-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-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

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