Amit Misra


I’m currently a 5th year graduate student at the University of Washington.  I’m getting my PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology.

I’m working with Prof. Victoria Meadows as a member of the Virtual Planetary Lab (VPL).  My current research projects include developing a model for transmission spectra of extrasolar planets as well as developing retrieval techniques for spectra.

When I’m not doing research I occasionally teach astronomy classes and I’m currently the webmaster for the astronomy department. From Fall 2011-Fall 2013 I was the planetarium coordinator at the UW planetarium.



Pictures of the mountains near Seattle and the moon over the Mediterranean coast.