Stellar Astrophysics Centre:

Research on the Sun, stars

and extra-solar planets


Solar Granulation. Click on the image to the right for a time lapse movie of the boiling Solar surface. Credit Bob Trembley on YouTube

2017.10.06 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Solar Granulation paper by SAC and Birmingham group in MNRAS

Mikkel Lund is main author of the paper titeled "Spatial incoherence of solar granulation: a global analysis using BiSON 2B data"

Sun like star GJ 176 in x-rays (insert) and as the artist sees it - a relatively docile star some 30 ly away

2017.09.11 | Students, Staff, Public/media

X-rays from Sun like stars may decide habitability in orbiting exoplanets

Recent paper in MNRAS on data from Chandra and XMM is co-authored by SAC's Victor Silva Aguirre

Five ordinary wide angle cameras make up the exoplanet hunter MASCARA. This is the installation on La Silla. credit: ESO

2017.09.11 | Students, Public/media, Staff

Two new exoplanets confirmed by the Danish SONG telescope

The Dutch camerasystem MASCARA and the Danish 1-metre telescope SONG on Tenerife, supplement each other in the discovery of two new 'hot jupiters'.

The Pleiades - the Seven Sisters are known in starlore with various names all over the World

2017.08.24 | Students, Public/media, Staff

Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Seven Sisters

Using the Pleiades as guinea-pigs for new photometric method. Tim White as lead author and several other researchers related to SAC have a paper out in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Observatory, titled 'Beyond the Kepler/K2 bright limit: variability in the seven brightest members of the Pleiades'.

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