Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet Meeting

Friday 24 of January 2020 10am - 5pm 2020-01-24 10:00:00 2020-01-24 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. Carnegie DTM

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 Carnegie DTM. In keeping with the spirit of the Bay Area Exoplanet and the National Capitol Area Disk meetings, we aim to have plenty of time for discussion and building collaborations. We solicit 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 an invited speaker. The next meeting's invited speaker is Néstor Espinoza (Space Telescope Science Institute).

In addition to talks, we are able to accommodate a few posters, so if you're interested in sharing one feel free to bring it with you. We also expect to have time for flash talks/announcements, so you are welcome to make a slide or two to showcase your poster or other announcement.

In order to prepare name tags in advance and to gauge how many people to order food for, we ask that you register in advance at the form found AT THIS LINK.


    Arrival & Networking
    Introductions & Announcements
    Transiting exoplanets: detection and characterization in the era of TESS and JWST (invited talk)
    Néstor Espinoza (Space Telescope Science Institute)
    The EXoplanet Climate Infrared TElescope (EXCITE) experiment
    Peter C. Nagler (NASA/GSFC)
    The IAG Solar Flux Atlas: Telluric Correction With a Semi-Empirical Model
    Ashley Baker (University of Pennsylvania)
    Flash Talks & Announcements
    Lunch & Posters & Networking
    Precise NIR RVs of Cool Low Mass Stars with iSHELL
    Bryson Cale (George Mason University)
    Making TESS a Statistical Mission: RV follow-up of Super-Earths and Sub-Neptunes with the Magellan TESS Survey
    Angie Wolfgang (Penn State)
    KELT-9 b and MASCARA-4 b: Ultra-Short-Period Jupiters in Polar Orbits Around Oblate Stars
    John Ahlers (NASA/GSFC & USRA)
    Detecting unresolved stellar companions around TESS planet candidate host stars with speckle imaging
    Rachel Matson (USNO)
    Break & Posters & Networking
    SAFARI: Bridging the Gap Between Radial Velocity and Direct Imaging
    Blake Pantoja (Bucknell University)
    Avoid bias in barycentric correction for the detection of Earth twins
    Fabo Feng (Carnegie DTM)
    Obliquity Variations of Terrestrial Exoplanets in Alpha Centauri
    Billy Quarles (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    High resolution simulations of planetary embryo accretion: reevaluating the initial conditions for terrestrial accretion
    Matt Clement (Carnegie DTM)

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 was December 13, 2019.

Please use THIS FORM to submit a talk request.

Location and Logistics

The meetings are held at locations in DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Delaware. The next Chexo meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 24, 2020 and will be hosted by Carnegie DTM.

We'll be in the Greenewalt Building. Look for the white-domed Van de Graaff building, and you are right next to it. The closest metro stations are Van Ness Metro Station and Friendship Heights Metro Station. Both are about a 1.5 mile walk to the DTM campus. Parking is free on the campus. Park anywhere you can find a parking spot; street parking is also available near the campus.

Carnegie DTM will be providing refreshments and lunch to all attendees. In order to prepare name tags in advance and to gauge how many people to order food for, we ask that you register in advance at the form found AT THIS LINK.

Carnegie DTM

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