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“Detecting Exomoons through Transits”

David Kipping (Harvard)
Wednesday, 1555, Lecture Room 106

One of the first ways proposed to discover exomoons is via the powerful transit technique. Armed with a mature theory and volumes of data from transit survey missions such as Kepler, exomoon hunting via transits is becoming an established enterprise. I’ll discuss the various approaches to finding exomoons in transit and the latest results from the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler project. An outlook of the potential to discover exomoons with future missions will also be presented.