September 2014

Tuesday, Sep 23
3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Kaitlin Kratter
Dr. Kaitlin Kratter
Assistant Professor
Steward Observatory

What We Can Learn From Planets in Binary Systems
Exoplanet surveys have revealed a surprising array of planetary systems hosted by binary stars. The diversity and architecture of these systems provides insight into the fundamentals of planet formation relevant for a wide range of systems. Moreover, these planets provide an important final boundary condition for our models of star formation, and especially binary formation. I will review the statistics of these surprisingly un-exotic systems, describe the theoretical implications, and discuss the prospects for progress with observational facilities of the future.

Host: Caitlin Griffith
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Wednesday, Sep 24
7:30 pm
Space Drafts: Jared Males

Imaging Extrasolar Planets
Jared Males
NASA Sagan Fellow
UA Steward Observatory
Borderlands Brewery: Room
Tuesday, Sep 30
3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Mark Sykes
Dr. Mark Sykes
CEO & Director
Planetary Science Institute

Host: Roger Yelle
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312