Experts on the study of massive stars meet at the ROB for the workshop “Massive Stars and the Gaia-ESO Survey” from 5 to 7 May 2015 [...]
Visible as a partial eclipse in Belgium (83%) [...]
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) informs us that a positive leap second must be introduced on June 30, 2015. [...]
Dr. Carine Bruyninx, responsible for the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) research group of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, has received on Dec. 16, 2014 in San Francisco, the Ivan I. Mueller Award of the Geodesy Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). [...]
Véronique Dehant works at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where she is responsible for the Operational Directorate “Reference Systems and Planetary Science”. She is also Extraordinary Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
She was or is involved as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I) of several radioscience space experiments aiming at planetary geodesy and at physics [...]
More than 350 scientists from all over the world will gather in Liège, Belgium to discuss the newest insights in space weather. They try to predict solar storms and understand how these storms travel through space and can impact the Earth. Space weather is not only of interest to scientists, but it is also important for companies that, for example, [...]
PROBA2 is an ESA satellite built in and operated from Belgium. Its main purpose is to study the Sun and space weather. To this end, it successfully uses of a number of new and experimental technologies. David Berghmans, of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, is one of the researchers at the origin of the PROBA2 project. He explains: “The ‘A’ [...]
This morning, at 05:03UT, The Sun produced a strong solar flare. Based on the curretnly available data, the consequences remain limited for Belgium. Updates (in English) are available at the website of the SIDC. [...]
An international team of researchers from France, the United States, and Belgium, including Attilio Rivoldini of the Royal Observatory of Belgium has measured the rotation of Mimas by studying data provided by the spacecraft Cassini orbiting Saturn. Their study suggests its cratered surface hides one of two intriguing possibilities: either the moon’s frozen core is shaped something like a football, [...]
The days of open doors, which took place the weekend of 11 and 12 October 2014, was a success!
Throughout the weekend, more than 7,000 visitors were counted, including nearly 5,000 for Sunday afternoon. [...]