"New Discoveries and Future Plans with Disk Detective.org"

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:00
AURA Lecture Hall
STEVEN SILVERBERG, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
Talk Abstract: 

In its three years since launch, DiskDetective.org has led to many new and fascinating discoveries in the world of circumstellar disks. This presentation gives a brief overview of the project, and highlights our discovery of a 45-Myr pre-transitional disk around an M5 star in the Carina association. It also outlines our future plans for sharing our data with the astronomical community, and our current major undertaking, the first robust full-sky search for M dwarf disks with WISE.