New EAS Inspiration Prize for Contributions beyond Scientific Research

PRESS RELEASE  European Astronomical Society (EAS)—————————————————————————————————3 July 2020  New EAS Inspiration Prize for Contributions beyond Scientific Research The EAS Council has decided to award a new prize that will recognize astronomers whose contribution to the community goes beyond scientific research. The new prize has been announced by Prof. Roger Davies, President of the European Astronomical Society […]

Discovery of a luminous galaxy reionizing the local intergalactic medium 13 billion years ago

PRESS RELEASE  European Astronomical Society (EAS)—————————————————————————————————2 July 2020 Discovery of a luminous galaxy reionizing the local intergalactic medium 13 billion years ago Astronomers have discovered a luminous galaxy caught in the act of reionizing its surrounding gas only 800 million years after the Big Bang. The research, led by Romain Meyer, PhD student at UCL in London, […]

Astronomy on Tap Going Virtual and Viral

PRESS RELEASE  European Astronomical Society (EAS)———————————————————————30 June 2020  Astronomy on Tap Going Virtual and Viral Astronomy on Tap (AoT), the world-wide outreach phenomenon, which has been conquering local pubs and the hearts of many people, has now gone virtual and viral. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on public life, AoT satellites proactively moved their […]

Array of radio telescopes reveals explosion on the surface of a hot dead star

PRESS RELEASE  European Astronomical Society (EAS)——————————————————————29 June 2020 Array of radio telescopes reveals explosion on the surface of a hot dead star An international group of researchers observed a source of variable gamma rays identified in 2010 by the NASA satellite Fermi. They used a technique called VLBI, that combines data from several radio telescopes […]

First measurement of spin-orbit alignment on planet Beta Pictoris b

PRESS RELEASE  European Astronomical Society (EAS)———————————————————————29 June 2020 First measurement of spin-orbit alignment on planet Beta Pictoris b Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a directly-imaged exoplanet, namely on the Beta Pictoris system. Beta Pictoris b is a 11 Jupiter-mass planet that orbits a young star on a similar orbit as Saturn […]

The beautiful mess in Abell 2255

PRESS RELEASE European Astronomical Society (EAS)—————————————————————— 29 June 2020 The beautiful mess in Abell 2255 An international team of astrophysicists led by Andrea Botteon from Leiden University, the Netherlands, has shed light on one of the most intricate objects of the radio sky: the galaxy cluster Abell 2255. Thanks to the incredible detailed images obtained with the […]

EAS 2020: Biggest Online Astronomy Meeting of the Year

EAS 2020: Biggest Online Astronomy Meeting of the Year Over 1600 astronomers and space scientists will gather online from 29 June – 3 July 2020, for the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). The virtual meeting will also host NAC 2020, from July 1-3: the 75th Conference of the Royal Netherlands Astronomy Society (NAC).  Due to Covid-19 the EAS decided […]

Media Announcement

Media Announcement European Astronomical Society (EAS)—————————————————————————————————10 June 2020 Over 1500 astronomers and space scientists will gather online from 29 June – 3 July 2020, for the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). The virtual meeting will also host NAC 2020, from July 1-3: the 75th Conference of the Royal Netherlands Astronomy Society (NAC).  Due to Covid-19 the EAS decided […]

European Astronomical Society announces 2020 Prizes

Tycho Brahe Medal The 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal is awarded to Prof. Stefano Vitale (University of Trento, Italy) for leading the LISA Pathfinder mission which has demonstrated with extraordinary precision the technology required for the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna whose fundamental aim is to observe low frequency gravitational waves from space. Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture The 2020 […]