Stellar Astrophysics Centre:

Research on the Sun, stars

and extra-solar planets


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.

Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Science and Technology, held the official opening speech and unveiled a copper plaque inscribed with the names of the three co-owning institutions and the contributing foundations. (Photo: Christina Troelsen)

2014.10.30 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Looking towards the stars

On Saturday 25 October, Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen officially opened Aarhus University’s southernmost permanent research facility – the new SONG telescope on the island of Tenerife.

2014.10.22 | Public/media, Staff, Students

New robotic telescope revolutionizes the study of stars

The telescope is the first in the SONG telescope network and a milestone in a new global stellar research project, aiming at making it possible to follow the stars twenty-four seven.

2014.08.19 | Faculty, Workshop

Young Scientists search for Life in Space

A two-week summer school for young researchers at Aarhus University is currently in full swing. Astronomers and biologists are at work on topics such as understanding the conditions found in the cosmos.

2014.03.21 | Public/media, Staff, Students, Knowledge exchange

Upper secondary school pupils to study planets around other stars

Astrophysicists at Aarhus University have written a new textbook on exoplanets. The book is a new type of teaching resource that makes it possible for the pupils to work with real measurements from the Kepler space satellite.

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