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CEHW Professor Rebekah Dawson awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

Congratulations to CEHW Professor Rebekah Dawson who was recently honored with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a prestigious award...

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Is There Life on Other Planets? – 2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

“Is There Life on Other Planets” is the question we will explore during the 2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of...

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Alien Megastructure not the cause of mysteriously dimming star

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

A team of more than 200 researchers, including Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor Jason Wright and...

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First Starlight for Habitable Zone Planet Finder

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, News, Research | 0 comments

The Habitable zone Planet Finder (HPF) obtained its first observations of stars on 5 November. The figure displays a sample spectrum from...

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Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in News, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the...

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Welcoming New CEHW Members

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Announcements, News | 0 comments

Please join us in welcoming our new CEHW postdocs, Dr. Sarah Morrison & Dr. Ari Silburt. Dr. Sarah Morrison joins the department as a...

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Extremely Precise Radial Velocities Workshop

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Penn State hosted the Third Extremely Precise Radial Velocities workshop August 14-17, 2017. For more details, see the meeting...

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“The Next Step In The Search For Aliens Is A Huge Telescope And A Ton Of Math” – FiveThirtyEight.com

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

FiveThirtyEight.com recently reported on two broad approaches to learning about potentially habitable exoplanets and perhaps even signs of...

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CEHW at Kepler & K2 Science Conference IV

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

This week, over 270 researchers gathered at NASA Ames Research Center for the final Kepler & K2 Science Conference to discuss the...

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Congrats to Recent CEHW PhD’s

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

Congratulations to the four CEHW graduate students who successfully defended their Ph.D. defenses. Natasha Batalha Title: “A Synergistic...

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