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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Christian D (2009) WASP-10b: a 3M J , gas-giant planet transiting a late-type K star in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Christian D (2006) The SuperWASP wide-field exoplanetary transit survey: candidates from fields 23 h < RA < 03 h in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Christian D (2007) Erratum: The Super WASP wide-field exoplanetary transit survey: candidates from fields 23 h < RA < 03 h in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Christian D (2006) The WASP project in the era of robotic telescope networks in Astronomische Nachrichten

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Chumak Y (2010) Numerical simulations of tidal tails for the open cluster NGC 188 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cioni M (2011) The VMC survey I. Strategy and first data in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Cioni M (2012) The VMC Survey VI. Quasars behind the Magellanic system? in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Cioni M (2011) The VMC survey I. Strategy and first data in Astronomy & Astrophysics

 
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,