Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University

Prof. Wright studies nearby stars, their ages and activity levels, and most of all their planetary systems. He finds and characterizes new planets around other stars using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope and Keck Observatory.

He and his students maintain a list of good orbital parameters from the peer-reviewed literature for planets orbiting other stars at exoplanets.org

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University