Science Seminars

Exoplanet Science at the University of Wyoming

Speaker: Hannah Jang-Condell (University of Wyoming)
Date: Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SPSC W120

Seminar Abstract:

The University of Wyoming is home to the 2.3-m Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) and the 0.6-m Red Buttes Observatory (RBO). In this talk I will discuss some of the research projects on exoplanet science that are carried out on these facilities. Much of our observational efforts focus on follow-up of exoplanet candidates discovered by TESS.

I will also discuss new instrumentation being built that will enable new observational capabilities at WIRO for exoplanet discovery and characterization.