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Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News | 0 comments

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sets the stage for Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and...

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Measuring Rocky Exoplanet Compositions with the James Webb Space Telescope

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Instrumentation, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

NASA NExSS and NPP postdoc Dr. Eva Bodman recently published a paper on “Inferring the Composition of Disintegrating Planet...

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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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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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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dedicated

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

CEHW Professor Suvrath Mahadevan spoke on “Songs of Distant Earths” at the dedication for the freshly upgraded Hobby-Eberly...

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Introducing CyberLAMP, the Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Awards & Honors, Instrumentation, News, Research, Star & Planet Formation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

National Science Foundation funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State February 21, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State...

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PandExo: Online Tool for Simulating JWST & HST Observations of Transiting Exoplanets

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Announcements, Featured, Instrumentation, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

We are happy to announce the avaliability of PandExo, an online tool and python package for simulating observations of transiting...

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CEHW-led Team Selected to Build Next-Generation Exoplanet-Hunting Spectrograph

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News, Research | 0 comments

The CEHW instrument team added a new planet-finding spectrograph to its portfolio today, as NASA announced they have selected the Penn...

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Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) Gets an Upgrade

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

Read more about the HET upgrade in the press release.   Image Captionn: The Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Credit: Ethan Tweedie...

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NASA picks Penn State-led team to Advance Concept for a Precision Planet Hunting Instrument

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

On a rugged Arizona mountaintop, astronomers will soon switch on a new, state-of-the-art instrument to hunt for planets circling distant...

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