Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 10 of May 2019 10am - 5pm 2019-05-10 10:00:00 2019-05-10 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. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

The Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting brings together scientists who work on exoplanets and related topics 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 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. 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 to have these meetings several times a year, we hope that everyone that is interested will be able talk about their current research.

Each meeting also features invited speakers. The next meeting's invited speaker will be Vikki Meadows.


    Arrive/Coffee/Poster Set-Up
    Jason Kalirai (JHU APL)
    Opening Remarks
    Padi Boyd (NASA GSFC)
    TESS: Mission Update and Extended Mission Preview
    Christopher Stark (STScI)
    The Exoplanet Yield Landscape for Future Direct Imaging Space Telescopes
    Tri L. Astraatmadja (DTM, Carnegie Institution for Science)
    Ground-based astrometric detection of exoplanets with CAPSCam
    Lunch Break
    Vikki Meadows (University of Washington)
    Prospects for characterizing terrestrial planets with JWST
    Fabo Feng (DTM, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
    PEXO, a package for precision exoplanetology
    Marshall Eubanks (Space Initiatives Inc)
    Sampling Exoplanet Formation with Interstellar Asteroids
    Flash Talks/Announcements
    Coffee Break/Poster Session
    Johnathon Ahlers (NASA GSFC & USRA)
    Investigating the Habitability of Exoplanets Orbiting High-Mass Stars
    Eric D Lopez (NASA Goddard)
    The Sub-Neptune Desert and Its Dependence on Stellar Type: Controlled by Lifetime X-Ray Irradiation
    Cicero Lu (Johns Hopkins University)
    Planet-hosting Late-type Stars in the Kepler Field Are Metal Rich
    Julien Girard (STScI)
    A new accreting protoplanet
    Wrap-up Discussion

Apply to give a talk

This meeting relies on people giving contributed talks. We especially encourage visitors, new arrivals, students, and post-docs 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 to request a talk for the next meeting is April 23rd.

Please use THIS FORM to submit a talk request.


The meetings are held at locations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The next Chexo meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 and will be hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

In addition to the schedule of talks above, we anticipate being able to accommodate a few posters, so if you're interested in sharing one feel free to bring it with you. We also have time for flash talks/announcements before lunch, and you are welcome to make a slide or two to showcase your poster at that time.

This facility requires that foreign visitors who are planning to attend the meeting submit the following information to Brian Crawford ( with the subject “Chexo Foreign Visitor Information” by COB April 15th: name, date of birth, country of citizenship, country represented, affiliation.

No additional registration information is required for US citizens or green card holders (but please bring your green card in case APL security requests it).

Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be provided in the morning, and refreshments will be provided in the afternoon. For lunch, APL has a cafeteria right next to the conference room. There is also a Chick-fil-A and several other restaurants (Asian, Mexican, pizza, BBQ, Subway, Indian) within a very short drive.

The meeting will take place in the Parsons Auditorium/Building 1 at APL. The parking is free and on-site. You can download a map showing the location of the meeting venue and parking options here.

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