Stellar Astrophysics at Keele

Lead Research Organisation: Keele University
Department Name: Unlisted

Abstract

Our home is a planet orbiting a star. To understand our origins and place in the universe we need to understand how planets and stars form. Using a novel sky-survey instrument, which we are building in South Africa, we will search for planets around other stars. Using the latest and biggest telescopes and satellites we will study stellar nurseries where stars are born. We will investigate how they evolve, how they interact with each other, how they interact with their environment, and how they enrich interstellar space with the chemical ingredients from which a new generation of stars and planets will form, and from which, ultimately, we ourselves are made.

Publications

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Oliveira J (2006) Massive young stellar objects in the Large Magellanic Cloud: water masers and ESO-VLT 3-4  m spectroscopy in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Chiappini C (2006) A strong case for fast stellar rotation at very low metallicities in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Koen C (2006) Photometry of the magnetic white dwarf SDSS 121209.31+013627.7 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Blommaert J (2006) ISO mid-infrared spectroscopy of Galactic Bulge AGB stars in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Pavlenko Y (2006) The properties of V838 Monocerotis in 2002 November in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Evans A (2006) The Spitzer Infrared Spectrometer view of V4334 Sgr (Sakurai's Object) in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

 
Description Lots and lots of them 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We have particpated in dozens and dozens of such activites.

Lots. We have about dozens and dozens of such feedbacks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,