›End-of-Term Hawaii Open Meeting on Exoplanets (ET-HOME)
An informal, relaxed scientific gathering on the detection, characterization, and theory of planets around other stars.
Astronomical techniques and instrumentation are now sufficiently advanced to detect planets as small of the Earth and in some cases infer something about their composition and interior structure. These objects may resemble the familiar planets of the Sun, but others could have exotic compositions and interior structures with no analog in our Solar System. The field has now advanced to a point where they need to be considered as planetary bodies with unique physical and chemical properties rather than simple astronomical point masses. We invite members of the exoplanet community, as well as researchers in astrophysics, planetary science, cosmochemistry, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, or astrobiology interested in learning about the latest discoveries, and potentially contributing insight and expertise to this rapidly expanding field.