Stellar Astrophysics Centre:

Research on the Sun, stars

and extra-solar planets


Kepler-444 hosts five Earth-sized planets in very compact orbits. The planets were detected from the dimming that occurs when they transit the disc of their parent star, as shown in this artist's conception. Credit: Tiago Campante/Peter Devine

2015.01.28 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Oldest exoplanet system found in the Milky Way

The oldest known planetary system has been discovered around the star Kepler-444. This is the result of calculations of data from the Kepler satellite by scientists including Aarhus astronomers. The discovery has just been published in The Astrophysical Journal.

Víctor Silva Aguirre, Stellar Astrophysics Centre, AU (photo: VILLUM)
The Milky Way seen from the Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma, Spain, where the SAGA survey takes place (Photo: Jens Jessen-Hansen)

2015.01.22 | Public/media, Staff, Students

A new and better SAGA of the formation and development of the Milky Way

One of our young astronomers at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University, Víctor Silva Aguirre, has received a grant which will give him the opportunity to dig deep into the past of the Milky Way.

2015.01.21 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Congratulations to SAC's PhD student Chen Jiang

Chen Jiang successfully defended his PhD thesis "Asteroseismology of Red Giant Stars: Time Series, Modelling and Mixed Modes" on Monday, 19 January 2015.

2015.01.16 | Public/media, Staff, Students

VILLUM FOUNDATION awards grants to five young researchers at Science and Technology

Five talented postdoctoral fellows at Science and Technology, Aarhus University, have been granted a total of DKK 16.5 million by the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme.

2014.12.09 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Green light for construction of the world’s largest telescope

Now that the decision has been taken to start work on building the E-ELT in 2015, astronomers at Aarhus University have come a step closer to their dream of closely studying atmospheres on planets in other solar systems.

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