We are an organic collection of students, postdocs, and professors, with the common goal of discovering and characterizing planets around other stars. We strive to create a setting that fosters the free exchange of ideas, stimulating discussion toward the understanding of our solar system and ultimately our origins. Planets, unlike many other astronomical objects, inspire a subtle emotional curiosity in mankind, because they alone can be thought of as places, not things. It is our collective vision to uncover the secrets of these far away places.