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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"

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.

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