Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Dr. David Kipping, Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Dave Dickinson, Michael Rodruck

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Exoplanets With Dr. David Kipping

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Description:  Today’s story:

  • – How fast is the Universe expanding?
  • Superlasers! PEW, PEW!
  • RocketLab has a new rocket.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: 

This week we are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University, to the WSH. David researches extrasolar planets and moons, including their impact on the origins of our solar system and beyond.

At Columbia, he leads the Cool Worlds Lab where he and his team study extrasolar planetary systems with a particular focus on the detection and analysis of worlds found at longer orbital periods.

David is also principal investigator of The Hunt for Exomoons with the Kepler (HEK) project, in addition to being active in science outreach, including operating a YouTube channel called Cool Worlds, which, with more than 100,000 subscribers, serves as an international platform to discuss his group’s research and related science.

David earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge and received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from University College London. He spent time doing postdoctoral work at Harvard University before joining Columbia University in 2015, and has authored more than 90 scientific publications.

We here at the WSH also have a personal connection with David: he is/was Graduate Advisor to two of our current Journalists: Dr. Alex Teachey and (soon to be Dr.) Moiya McTier.

You can learn more about the Cool Worlds Lab by visiting​ and heading over to their YouTube channel

To learn more about David, please visit his website at

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