Target pixel mask of Alcyone from Kepler image. The four squared-in pixels are used for the registration of the brightness of the star. The white pixels are useless due to saturation.

Using the Pleiades as guinea-pigs for new photometric method

2017.04.20Tim White as lead author and several other researchers related to SAC have a paper out in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Observatory, titled 'Beyond the Kepler/K2 bright limit: variability in the seven brightest members of the Pleiades'.

Some extremely nice coloured diagrams showing details of the sequential breakup of a 12C nucleus into 3 4He nuclei. M1 is the situation where a single He nucleus runs away with all the energy. M2 shows the energy distribution if all three nuclei share the energy equally.

Breaking up carbon

2017.04.03Breaking up is hard to do, no matter whom or when. Take for example the case of a carbon nucleus splitting into three nuclei of helium. Until recently no-one knew if such a breakup happened suddenly or in a longer sequence of successive fragmentations. Now we know.

New postdoc - Mohammad Khazali

2017.03.27Mohammad Khazali has joined the group of Professor Thomas Pohl as a postdoctoral researcher on 2 February 2017.

Aarhus University is getting its own space programme

2017.03.23The first Aarhus satellite will provide both students and scientists with an opportunity for a new approach to research via satellites in a new collaboration with the Danish space company GomSpace A/S.

The new blue 6" telescope with camera mounted on the SONG telescope on Tenerife.

IFA IDEAS coming to life

2017.03.21In-door astronomy takes a new step forward! Last Wednesday during a lecture in Silkeborg the SONG telescope on Tenerife was used to photograph online one of the classical deep sky objects.