Press Release

CfA: Major Exoplanet Briefing 14 Sept. at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

By SpaceRef Editor
September 13, 2006
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CfA: Major Exoplanet Briefing 14 Sept. at Smithsonian in  Washington, DC
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Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will hold a media conference from the Smithsonian Castle at 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, September 14, to announce two key extrasolar planet findings – one observational and one theoretical.

Reporters may participate in the conference by traveling to the Castle at 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC. The conference also will be webcast at: http://www.science.si.edu/

Following the presentations, off-site reporters may call in their questions by phoning: (866) 222-7056, participant code 404000.

Shortly before the start of the briefing, the relevant press releases will be posted online at: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/ep/pressrel.html

The releases will link to pages with high-resolution graphics supporting the briefing.

Briefing participants are:

  • Gaspar Bakos, Hubble fellow, CfA, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Robert Noyes, senior physicist, CfA
  • Lisa Kaltenegger, astrophysicist, CfA
  • Wes Traub, astrophysicist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Dimitar Sasselov, astrophysicist, CfA

David Aguilar
daguilar@cfa.harvard.edu
(617) 495-7462

Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
(617) 495-7463

SpaceRef staff editor.