"Lec 7 - Direct Imaging of Exoplanets" Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a problem on transits and learning what information astronomers obtain through observing them. For example, radii of stars can be estimated. Furthermore, applying the Doppler shift method, one can find the mass of a star. Finally, a star's density can be calculated. A second method for identifying planets around stars is introduced: the astrometry method. The method allows for an extremely accurate assessment of a star's precise position in the sky. Special features of the astrometry method are discussed and a number of problems are solved. A short summary is given on the three methods astronomers use to identify exoplanets. Class ends with an overview of upcoming space missions and the hope of detecting the presence of biological activity on other planet. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Calculating Planetary Density from Transits and Doppler Shifts 09:14 - Chapter 2. Astrometry to Assess Planetary Position 23:55 - Chapter 3. Summary of Planetary Identification Methods 34:12 - Chapter 4. Kepler, SIM, and TPF Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
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Lec 1- Introduction to Frontiers Controversies in Astrophysics
Lec 3 - Our Solar System and the Pluto Problem
Lec 4 - Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters
Lec 6 - Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods
Lec 8 - Introduction to Black Holes
Lec 9 - Special and General Relativity
Lec 11 - Special and General Relativity (cont.)
Lec 12 - Stellar Mass Black Holes
Lec 13 - Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.)
Lec 15 - Supermassive Black Holes
Lec 16 - Hubble's Law and the Big Bang
Lec 17 - Hubble's Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
Lec 18- Hubble's Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
Lec 19 - Omega and the End of the Universe
Lec 21 - Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe and the Big Rip
Lec 23 - Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background