Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 7 of September 2018 10am - 5pm 2018-09-07 10:00:00 2018-09-07 17:00:00 America/New_York Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together all lovers of exoplanets and related science from the DC area and beyond. Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together all lovers of exoplanets and related science from the DC area and beyond. This series of one-day meetings enable the sharing of ideas in an informal setting with the focus being on building collaborations and expertise.


The next meeting will be hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute. In keeping with the spirit of the Bay Area Exoplanet and the National Capitol Area Disk meetings, there will be plenty of time for discussion and building collaborations. We are soliciting contributed talks, with a special focus on talks from students, post-docs, and visitors. Since we plan have these meetings several times a year, we hope that everyone that is interested will be able talk about their current research.

Each meeting features invited speakers. This meeting's speakers are from the LUVOIR, HabEx, and OST flagship mission teams.


    Arrive/Coffee/Poster set-up
    Aki Roberge - NASA GSFC
    Future ExoEarth Space Observatories: The LUVOIR Mission Concept
    Shawn Domagal-Goldman - NASA GSFC
    The HabEx Mission Concept
    Margaret Meixner - STScI
    The Origins Space Telescope (OST) Mission Concept
    Steve Ertel - Steward Observatory
    Results from the HOSTS survey for exozodiacal dust
    Jack Dobinson - University of Delaware
    Modeling the Debris Disk Around Eta Crucis
    Angie Wolfgang - Penn State
    Nonparametric predictions of exoplanet masses and radii
    Poster Flash Talks
    Coffee Break, Poster Session
    Grant Kennedy - University of Warwick, UK
    Dynamics of disks in multiple star and planet systems
    Jordan Stone - Arizona
    The LEECH Survey for wide-orbit gas giant planets
    Aparna Bhattacharya - NASA GSFC/UMCP
    Developing  WFIRST Microlensing Mass Measurement with High Resolution Follow up
    Alexander Wise - University of Delaware
    Identification of Activity-Sensitive Spectral Lines


The meetings are held at locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The next meeting will be hosted by Space Telescope Science Institute. Attendees will need to fill in a Citizenship Identification Form so that STScI can arrange escorts where nessessary. Lunch can be ordered from the local cafeteria, forms will be circulated in the morning, the standard conference lunch is $14.75 per person.

The meeting venue is the Bahcall Auditorium located in the Steven Muller Building. If you will require parking at the Institute, you can park at the San Martin Garage Center (also referred to as the Valley Center Garage), located approximately 1/4 mile south of STScI on San Martin Drive. When you enter the garage, take a ticket from the kiosk and park in any space marked "Reserved STSCI Parking Only".  Take your parking ticket with you to the meeting/workshop. Upon arrival to STScI, exchange the ticket you received from the garage kiosk for one from the STScI security/front desk in the main lobby. Give the name of your meeting when you exchange your ticket. You will need the STScI ticket to exit the garage without incurring a fee. 

Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

Institutional Points of Contact

Apply to give a talk

This meeting relies on people giving talk. We especially encourage visitors, new arrivals, students, and postdocs to give talks. Please also invite others who may be interested in attending, including people from outside the DC area. Please do not hesitate to request a talk even if you think that your presentation will be very short; we have found that even the most simple talks usually need 20 minutes to allow for adequate discussion. The deadline for the next meeting is July 31.

Please use our THIS FORM to submit a talk request.

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