Members

Petr Kabáth

Petr is a research scientistis and a head of the Extrasolar Planet Research group. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow and as a staff astronomer at ESO Paranal Observatory for nearly 6 years. He graduated at DLR Berlin, Germany, in 2009. His field of interest is detection and characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres. He was involved in the BEST II project. Currently, he coordinates a radial velocity follow-up with Ondřejov echelle spectrograph (OES) at the Perek 2-m telescope.

Contacts:

  • email: petr.kabath @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 143
  • personal website:

Marek Skarka

Marek is a research scientist. After obtaining his PhD at Masaryk University in Brno, CZ, he spent two years at Konkoly Observatory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, HU. His expertise are stellar pulsations, binary stars with pulsating component, and time-series analysis. Currently he works on spectroscopic follow-up observations of exoplanetary candidates.

Contacts:

  • email: marek.skarka @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 143
  • personal website:

Marie Karjalainen

Marie is a research scientist. After her studies at the Charles University in Prague, she worked as a postdoc in Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg. Then she spent over ten years on la Palma in Spain working for the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes and the Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov. Her research is devoted to study extrasolar planets. Among her interests are high resolution spectroscopy, accurate stellar radial velocity measurements, detection and characterisation of extrasolar planets and stellar oscillations of red giant stars.

Contacts:

  • email: marie.karjalainen @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 164
  • personal website:

Raine Karjalainen

Raine is a research scientist. He studied in the University of Oulu, Finland. After that he moved to La Palma and worked for more than two years as a staff astronomer at the Nordic Optical Telescope, and for more than ten years as a support astronomer at Isaac Newton Group. His research interest is exoplanets. Main method is radial velocities, which means using high resolution spectroscopy. He is looking for planets and brown dwarfs around giant stars.

Contacts:

  • email: raine.karjalainen @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 164
  • personal website:

Postdocs

Tereza Klocová

Tereza is a postdoc. She obtaind her PhD at Masaryk University in Brno, CZ, and now she is a postdoc at the ASU. She is mostly interested in the activity of exoplanetary host stars and radial velocity follow-up of exoplanetary candidates. Currently she also works on the spectroscopic observations and analysis of flaring stars.

Contacts:

  • email: tereza.klocova @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone:
  • personal website:

PhD students

Martin Blažek

Martin is a PhD student of Masaryk University in Brno, CZ. He is an active member of the Exoplanet group and works mainly on photometric studies of exoplanets. He deals with detecting primary transits and also exoplanetary atmospheres through secondary eclipses. He is also an observer on 2-m telescope and uses both spectroscopic and photometric mode of the telescope.

Contacts:

  • email: martin.blazek @ asu.cas.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 141
  • personal website:

Magdalena Špoková

Magda is a PhD student of Masaryk University in Brno, CZ. Her masters thesis was focused on astrobiology, she was exploring influence of solar wind-like conditions on cyanobacteria. Now she is going to explore composition of exoplaneary atmospheres and to try to find interesting elements there, which might be linked with life. Also she is still cyanobacteria and botanical enthusiast.

Contacts:

  • email: 393635 @ mail.muni.cz
  • phone: +420 323 620 141
  • personal website:

Ján Šubjak

Ján is a PhD student at Charles University, Prague, CZ. He defensed his master degree at Comenius University, Bratislava, SK, where his research was focused on exoplanets. The main goal was observing and analysing of transit light curves, radial velocity curves and to determine parameters of extrasolar systems. In the near future he will work with an echelle spectrograph.

Contacts:

  • email: johnysubjak @ gmail.com
  • phone: +420 323 620 141
  • personal website: