Upcoming colloquia

2016-05-03     11:15
Special Colloquium
Speaker: Maurizio Salaris (Liverpool John Moores University )
Title: The complex stellar populations of globular clusters: how did they form?
Seminar room of the ARI

2016-05-03     17:15
Astronomical Colloquium
Speaker: Ian Roederer (Dept. Astron., Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA))
Title: Rare Elements from the First Stars to Today
Philosophenweg 12

2016-05-10     17:15
Astronomical Colloquium
Speaker: Richard Ellis (ESO, Garching & Caltech Univ. CA (USA))
Title: Spectroscopic Studies of Galaxies in the Reionisation Era
Philosophenweg 12

Recent publications

Henke, S., Gail, H.-P., ...
Thermal evolution and sintering of chondritic planetesimals. III. Modelling the heat conductivity of porous chondrite material
A&A 589, 41 (2016)

Vickers, J.J., Roeser, S., ...
A Global Correction to PPMXL Proper Motions
AJ 151, 99 (2016)

Martinez-Delgado, D., Laesker, R., ...
Discovery of an Ultra-diffuse Galaxy in the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster
AJ 151, 96 (2016)

Zentrum für Astronomie

Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg

The Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) is the largest university astronomy group within Germany. The ZAH was established in 2005 by joining the former state institutes Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) and Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) with the Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (ITA) of Heidelberg University. [more]


Very Sharp and Very Good: Successful Test for the Astronomical Measuring Instrument LUCI

Heidelberg researchers played a key role in design and construction of this instrument. Observation at the world’s largest single telescope record astronomical images and spectra in the infrared with outstanding quality. (April 26, 2016)

New video on the Gaia mission published: “Gaia – Teamwork for a billion stars”.

The documentation by Klaus Jäger (MPIA) and Stefan Jordan (ARI/ZAH) explains the main goals of the Gaia mission and contains interviews and statements from several scientists directly involved in the analysis of the Gaia data. (April 25, 2016)

Planetary Striptease

An international team of astronomers coordinated by Mia Lundkvist from the Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW) has shown that the atmospheres of super-Earths are blown away by radiation from their host stars. (April 15, 2016)

Among most highly cited researchers 2016 worldwide: Volker Springel

Highly Cited Researchers 2016 represents the world’s most cited scientific minds. In the category "Space Science", Prof. Volker Springel (HITS and ZAH/ARI) earned this distinction and was the second time after 2014 ranked among the top 1% most cited for their subject field. (April 1, 2016)

Astronomische Grundlagen für den Kalender 2018 veröffentlicht

Die Kalendergrundlagen für das Jahr 2018 sind jetzt erschienen. Sie sind ausschließlich über "Der Kleine Buch Verlag" zu beziehen. (30.03.2016)

A Hitchhiker's Guide through the Gaia Galaxy

The Gaia group at ARI offers a two-day Workshop on April 4-5, 2016 to efficiently access data of the upcoming first Gaia data release 1 in late summer. (March 22, 2016)

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