Upcoming colloquia

2015-11-27     11:15
Special Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Julio Chaname (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Title: Very Wide Binaries in the Galaxy and Beyond
Seminar room of the ARI

2015-12-01     17:15
Astronomical Colloquium
Speaker: Steven Balbus (Dept. of Phys., Univ. Oxford (UK))
Title: Convection and rotations in stars
Philosophenweg 12

2015-12-03     11:15
ARI Institute Colloquium
Speaker: Diederik Kruijssen (ARI)
Title: The Physics of Cloud-Scale Star Formation in Galaxies across Cosmic Time
Seminar room of the ARI

Recent publications

Csizmadia, Sz., Hatzes, A., Gandolfi, D., ...
Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission: XXVIII. CoRoT-33b, an object in the brown dwarf desert with 2:3 commensurability with its host star
A&A 584, A13 (2015)

Hartman, J.D., Bhatti, W., ..., Hansen, T., ...
HAT-P-50b, HAT-P-51b, HAT-P-52b, and HAT-P-53b: Three Transiting Hot Jupiters and a Transiting Hot Saturn From the HATNet Survey
AJ 150, 168 (2015)

Dalcanton, J. J., Fouesneau, M., ..., Gouliermis, D. A., ...
The Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury. VIII. A Wide-area, High-resolution Map of Dust Extinction in M31
ApJ 814, 3 (2015)

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]


Karl-Schwarzschild-Medaille für Immo Appenzeller

Der langjährige Direktor der Heidelberger Landessternwarte, Prof. Dr. Immo Appenzeller, wird mit der Karl-Schwarzschild-Medaille der Astronomischen Gesellschaft (AG) ausgezeichnet. Es ist eine der höchsten Auszeichnungen im Bereich astrophysikalischer Forschung in Deutschland. Die feierliche Verleihung findet am 15. September 2015 in Kiel im Rahmen der Herbsttagung der AG statt. (09.09.2015)

New Gliese Fellow 2015: Dr. Diederik Kruijssen

Dr. Diederik Kruijssen has taken up his new position as the Gliese Fellow 2015 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) of the ZAH. (Sept 1, 2015)

Gaia on Video – with impressions from the AGIS Meeting in Heidelberg

Klaus Jäger and Stefan Jordan have produced a 15 minute DPAC outreach video which explains the Gaia mission and its goals. (06.06.2015)

Shining Message about the End of the Dark Ages

An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), has discovered three “cosmic Methusalems” from the earliest years of the universe. These unusual stars are about 13 billion years old. Experts assign them to the first generation of stars after the “dark ages”. (28.05.2015)

Asteroid Research Benefits From Gaia Satellite Mission

Astronomical research on asteroids is also benefiting from the Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite’s main purpose is to precisely measure nearly one billion stars in the Milky Way, it has already tracked down a multitude of minor planets in our solar system. (20.05.2015)

Das ZAH trauert um Klaus Tschira

Völlig überraschend ist Dr. h.c. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Klaus Tschira am vergangenen Dienstag, 31. März 2015, gestorben. Das Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) hat Klaus Tschira sehr viel zu verdanken und bedauert seinen Tod zutiefst. (01.04.2015)

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