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28 July 2020

CDS-ESCAPE Science Support Researcher M/F

CDS is hiring a researcher (M/F) on a 24 months contract for the scientific support to the operation of the ESCAPE project. Applications shall be submitted before September 15 on the CNRS...

21 July 2020

Magnetic Field of a Spiral Galaxy

If you imagined a galaxy like the milky way, would you think of galaxy-wide magnetic fields? Probably not. The presented image of the galaxy NGC 4217 tells us that we should. VLA radio data from Yelena Stein and Ralf-Juergen Dettmar (Ruhr University Bochum). The observations are part of the...

8 July 2020

Comète 2020 F3 NEOWISE

Comète 2020 F3 NEOWISE observée le 7 juillet 2020 à l'aube en Alsace (crédits photo Alexis Lorang) juil. 8 2020 Une magnifique comète (nommée 2020 F3 NEOWISE) est actuellement visible dans le ciel alsacien, en regardant vers l'horizon nord-est avant le lever du Soleil. A partir de 3h30...

1 July 2020

Motion du conseil interne de l’ObAS concernant la LPPR

juil. 1 2020 Les élu(e)s du conseil de laboratoire de l'Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg (ObAS) expriment leur plus vive inquiétude quant à la poursuite du projet de loi de programmation pluri-annuelle de la recherche (LPPR), tel qu’engagé ces derniers mois. En effet, le...

19 May 2020

Prix Schläfli 2020

May 19 2020 Oliver Müller Oliver Müller, post-doctorant à l'Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, a reçu pour ses travaux le prix Schläfli 2020, décerné chaque année aux quatre meilleures thèses en sciences naturelles par l'Académie suisse des...

5 March 2020

L’observatoire mobilisé pour la recherche

mars 5 2020 L’observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg accueille 83 personnes, dont 56 fonctionnaires titulaires (10 BIATS, 18 ITA, 28 chercheurs et enseignants-chercheurs), 7 techniciens, assistants-ingénieurs et  ingénieurs en CDD, 11 post-doctorants et 9 doctorants.  Les personnes...

7 February 2020

Galaxy formation simulated without dark matter

Feb 11 2020 The distribution of matter 1.5 billion years after the start of the simulation. The lighter the color, the higher the density of the gas. The light blue dots show young stars. © AG Kroupa/Uni Bonn A study by the University of Bonn simulates a universe in which Newton's laws are...

9 January 2020

Discovery of a large HI ring around the quiescent galaxy AGC 203001

Jan 15 2020 Blue contours correspond to the neutral hygrogen ring, overlaid on an optical color composite image obtained at CFHT in g-, r- and i-band. Bait et al. report the discovery using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope of an extremely large (diameter approximately 115 kpc)...

6 December 2019

A dark matter-like effect in globular clusters, Gaia finds out

Dec 6 2019 The large field-of-view Gaia observations of NGC 3201 allow us to measure the velocity dispersion in the outskirts of the cluster, which appears significantly higher (red dots in top right panel) than what expected from standard Newtonian dynamics (bottom right panel). This...

26 November 2019

Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy’s Halo

Nov 26 2019 Composite image by Jayanne English of the University of Manitoba, with NRAO VLA radio data from Silvia Carolina Mora-Partiarroyo and Marita Krause of the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy. The observations are part of the project Continuum HAlos in Nearby Galaxies --...