Video: DDO Astronomy Night: Extraordinary Exoplanets with Emily Deibert

Extraordinary Exoplanets with Emily Deibert

Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered to dateā€”but what do we really know about them, and how do we know it? Join Emily Deibert in exploring the main methods and missions that have been used to discover the diverse population of exoplanets throughout our Galaxy, and learn about some of the most extraordinary exoplanets we've found so far. She will also discuss how astronomers are starting to learn about what conditions on these exoplanets might be like, and highlight some of the advances we hope to make in the field over the next few years.

Emily Deibert is a PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. Her thesis focuses on observing exoplanet atmospheres with large, ground-based telescopes around the world. Emily also works as a freelance science writer, and likes to spend her free time reading.