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Astronomy Colloquium - "Exoplanets and their host stars: new insights from high-energy observations"

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Department of Astronomy
Astronomy 134
Oct 21, 2014   3:45 pm  
Dr. Katja Poppenhaeger, Sagan Fellow Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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The characterization and detection of exoplanet systems has become one of the most active fields in astronomy. A wide spectrum of observational tools is used for this, from high-precision photometry over optical and near-infrared spectra to microlensing experiments. Observations at short wavelengths are a powerful addition to the exoplaneteer's toolbox. I will discuss how short-wavelength data can enhance our understanding of exoplanets and their host stars; I will cover topics ranging from exoplanet atmospheres to coronal activity of exoplanet hosting stars.

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