Stellar Astrophysics Centre:

Research on the Sun, stars

and extra-solar planets


2015.09.03 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Early morning launch event attracted 450 space enthusiasts

Space research was in focus right from the early morning on 2 September, when the Science Museums and the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, in collaboration with Science and Technology, invited visitors to lectures and the live transmission of the lift-off of the first Danish astronaut – Andreas Mogensen.

Credit: IAC

2015.06.29 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Precise ages of largest number of stars hosting planets ever measured

New study lead by Aarhus astronomer Víctor Silva Aguirre to be published in MNRAS: 33 Kepler stars have been selected for their solar like oscillations and a set of basic parameters have been determined with high precision showing that even stars older than 11 billion years have Earth-like planets.

2015.06.23 | Public/media, Staff, Students

DFF Starting Grant for research into binary star systems

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has awarded a grant of DKK 5.4 million from the Sapere Aude programme to Associate Professor at SAC Simon Albrecht

2015.05.13 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets

Orbits of 74 small extrasolar planets are found to be close to circular, in contrast to previous measurements of massive exoplanets. The results, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal are obtained by the SAC researchers Vincent Van Eylen and Simon Albrecht.

2015.02.24 | Public/media, Awards, Staff, Students

Mikkel Nørup Lund awarded postdoctoral grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research

Mikkel Nørup Lund receives DKK 1.7 million to fund the project "The internal dynamics of stars: high-precision depth-dependent asteroseismology with SONG"

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