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Results: 1 - 20 of 155
  • Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved
    17 Jun 2021
    An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter (University of Amsterdam and KU Leuven), has solved the mystery surrounding the sudden dimming of the star Betelgeuse. This large star in the ...
  • Astronomers measure heaviest known neutron star with telescope on ISS
    14 Jun 2021
    The matter inside neutron stars is less compressible than previously thought. A global collaboration, led by (among others) Anna Watts of the University of Amsterdam, has come to this conclusion after using NASA's ...
  • Figure 1: Annular solar eclipse (left), and partial eclipse (right).
    Blog: Solar spectroscopy
    31 May 2021
    On June 10 2021 there will be an annular solar eclipse, which, in the Netherlands, will be seen as a partial eclipse from 11:19 until 13:31. In places such as Ontario, Canada and northern Greenland, the eclipse event ...
  • Jacco Vink to use large grant to seek out the sources of gamma rays
    21 May 2021
    Astrophysicists Jacco Vink has received an NWO Large Investment grant in the amount of 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant money will enable the Netherlands to ...
  • Jason Hessels appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy
    4 May 2021
    Dr Jason Hessels has been appointed professor of Observational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular Radio Astronomy at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Unique in the Netherlands: the library telescope
    30 Apr 2021
    Starting 1 May, 2021, the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) and the Amsterdam public library (OBA) will begin lending the first ever Dutch Library Telescope. The telescope, a portable so-called “Dobsonian telescope” ...
  • Black hole-neutron star collisions may help settle dispute over Universe’s expansion
    28 Apr 2021
    Studying the violent collisions of black holes and neutron stars may soon provide a new measurement of the Universe’s expansion rate, helping to resolve a long-standing dispute, suggests a new simulation study by an ...
  • A direct image of the exoplanet YSES 2b (bottom right) and its star (centre). The star is blocked by a so-called coronagraph.
    Giant planet at large distance from sun-like star puzzles astronomers
    21 Apr 2021
    A team of astronomers led by Dutch scientists have directly imaged a giant planet orbiting at a large distance around a sun-like star. Why this planet is so massive, and how it got to be there, is still a mystery. ...
  • Blog: Human Space Flight
    19 Apr 2021
    On April 12 we celebrated the International Day of Human Space Flight. This annual celebration marks the anniversary of the first ever human space flight. To celebrate, this month’s blog is all about human space flight.
  • Artistic view of LOFAR's so-called Superterp in Drenthe, the Netherlands, where low frequency radio waves from the fast radio burst FRB20180916B were captured. The FRB is located in a spiral galaxy 500 million light years from Earth.
    Famous fast radio burst FRB20180916B just barely lets itself be captured
    19 Apr 2021
    Two international teams of astronomers (with significant involvement from scientists from the Anton Pannekoek Institute) have published two scientific papers with new information about the famous fast radio burst ...
  • Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole
    14 Apr 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has released data from 19 telescopes that observed the supermassive hole in the center of galaxy M87 during the same period that data was collected for the first image of ...
  • Composite image showing how the M87 system looked, across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
    Astronomers resolve magnetic fields around Black Hole M87*
    29 Mar 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, who produced the very first photograph of a black hole in 2019, have presented a new type of image of the same black hole in the centre of the M87 galaxy. The new ...
  • Portrait of Dr Samaya Nissanke
    Dr Samaya Nissanke receives an ‘Engineering and Physical Sciences’ Suffrage Science award on the scheme’s tenth anniversary
    8 Mar 2021
    Dr Samaya Nissanke, of the University of Amsterdam and Nikhef, has been chosen by Professor Amina Helmi, University of Groningen, to receive a prestigious award celebrating their achievements. Dr Nissanke and eleven ...
  • Blog: International Women’s Day
    3 Mar 2021
    Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day (IWD). This is an annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of women, to reflect on the progress that has been made, and to think about how we can, together, continue ...
  • Sera Markoff
    Professor Sera Markoff named member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
    26 Feb 2021
    Professor Sera Markoff of the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) and Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA), of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has been appointed as a new member of the Royal ...
  • A blue irregular nebula (resembling a bird) around a star-forming disk
    Flying on planet-forming wings
    22 Feb 2021
    Appearing as a bird in flight, with wings outstretched in the expanse of space, SU Aur, a star much younger and more massive than the Sun, is surrounded by a giant planet-forming disc. This image, captured by the ...
  • Historic black hole more massive than previously thought
    18 Feb 2021
    The mass of the well-known stellar black hole Cygnus X-1 turns out to be not 15, but 21 solar masses. This new finding was found through new observations by a team including astronomers at the University of ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • Carsten Dominik
    Carsten Dominik new director of Anton Pannekoek Institute
    27 Jan 2021
    Professor Carsten Dominik has taken over from Professor Ralph Wijers as director of the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) with effect from 1 January 2021. The API is celebrating the handover with a private virtual ...
  • A schematic view of the vortex around the possible exoplanet-in-the-making around the star HD 163296 . The bright yellow spot in the upper right indicates an area of warm dust and pebbles where a planet is likely to be formed. (c) J. Varga et al. A schematic view of the vortex around the possible exoplanet-in-the-making around the star HD 163296 . The bright yellow spot in the upper right indicates an area of warm dust and pebbles where a planet is likely being formed. (c) J. Varga et al.
    Astronomers see whirlwind around possible exoplanet-in-the-making
    22 Jan 2021
    An international team of astronomers, among whom professor Michiel Hogerheijde of the University of Amsterdam and Sterrewacht Leiden, has discovered a whirlwind of dust and pebbles in orbit around a young star. It is ...