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GSFC Exoplanet seminar series

Thursdays at 11AM ET; other days and times as noted

The GSFC Exoplanet seminar series features hybrid and virtual scientific talks every other Thursday given by SEEC and external exoplanet scientists. Topics range from observations and atmospheric modeling to planetary interiors and orbital dynamics. Previous talks can be found on our YouTube Channel. The best way to stay up to date with the latest Exoplanet seminar news is by joining our mailing list. You must be on the Goddard network to use that link. However, anyone is welcome to join the list even with a non-NASA email, simply email Joe Renaud if you would like to be added. If you would like to give a talk, or recommend someone else as a speaker, please contact one of the hosts listed below. Also contact us if you are interested in becoming a host, we always need more volunteers!

Seminar Hosts:
Joe Renaud (GSFC 698),
Prabal Saxena (GSFC 693),
Alison Farrish (GSFC 674),
Erika Kohler (GSFC 691),
Thomas Fauchez (GSFC 693),
& Estelle Janin (ASU)

Upcoming seminars

The Variable Detection of Atmospheric Escape around the young, Hot Neptune AU Mic b

Keighley Rockcliffe (Dartmouth)

March 16, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120AB

Searching for Phosphine in the Atmosphere of Venus: Now You See It - Now You Don't

Martin Cordiner (GSFC / CUA)

March 23, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W305


Miles Currie (UW)

April 13, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B


George King (U. Mich.)

April 20, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B


Sam Grunblatt (JHU)

April 27, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B


Isabel Rebollido (CdA - Madrid)

May 11, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B


Namrah Habib (Oxford)

June 8, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B


Eddie Schwieterman (UC - Riverside)

June 15, 2023

Hybrid on Zoom & B34 W120A/B

Previous seminars



Intro the IR: Exploring Exoplanet Atmospheres with Hubble and JWST

Lili Alderson (ASU)

March 3, 2023 (Hybrid, 12pm)

How to Form a Habitable Planet

Meredith MacGregor (U. of Colorado)

January 31, 2023

How Common is Planet Engulfment?

Aida Behmard (Caltech)

January 26, 2023


First Exploration of the Entire Runaway Greenhouse Transition with a 3D GCM

Guillaume Chaverot (University of Geneva)

December 1, 2022

"Dipper Stars": A Serendipitous Window into the Realm of Planet Formation

Eric Gaidos (U. of Hawai'i - Mānoa)

November 21, 2022

Kepler Bonus: 400,000+ New Light Curves from Kepler's Background Sources

Jorge Martinez-Palomera (NASA Ames/BAERI)

November 10, 2022

Small Satellites and Science: An Overview of the CUTE CubeSat Mission

Arika Egan, U. of Colorado

November 3, 2022

High-contrast, high-resolution spectroscopy of exoplanets with VLT-RISTRETTO

Christophe Lovis, Uni. of Geneva

September 8, 2022

Prospects for Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres Using Low SNR Methods

Kristin Showalter Sotzen, JHU/APL

August 25, 2022

A Prototype Instrument for the Direct Characterization of Young Giant Exoplanets

Mona El Morsy, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique

July 29, 2022

Detecting Potential Biosignatures in the Atmospheres of Gas Dwarfs

Caprice Phillips, Ohio State University

June 16, 2022

Exoplanet Exploration After the 2020 Decadal Survey

Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University

April 14, 2022