Galactic Astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: Science and Technology RI

Abstract

The Milky Way is our home galaxy. It is accompanied by smaller satellite galaxies, the most important ones are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The evolution of galaxies is closely linked to the evolution of the stars they contain. The matter in galaxies in the form of gas is the raw material for the formation of stars and planetary systems. Our group investigates the first stars born in the Milky Way over 10 billion years ago - a phase only directly observable now in very distant galaxies at high redshift. Also with a view to understanding what the young Milky Way was like, we study stars known as white dwarfs that are the extremely faint stellar remnants from these early days. Some white dwarfs reside in binaries, which are expected to be important sources of gravitational waves, and a few of them will eventually merge and explode as supernovae (another path way by which stars feed back into the chemistry and dynamics of interstellar matter). To solve problems in how stars age to become these stellar remnants, our group investigates stars passing through the preceding extreme red giant evolutionary phase, both in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds -- this is the moment when stars return matter to the interstellar gas during a strong superwind phase. The returned gas is chemically enriched by nuclear fusion that has gone on inside the stars and will be re-cycled to form the next generation of stars. The Milky Way and its satellites are our only chance to have a close-up look at these processes. Long wavelength observations (made in the sub-mm and infrared) allow us to investigate the birth of stars and brown dwarfs. We are leading a new generation of surveys of our Milky Way Galaxy that are to designed to study the formation of stars from their initial condensation under gravity from vast clouds of cold gas to their emergence as stars powered by nuclear fusion reactions. The new surveys will detect hundreds of regions where stars are being formed, both in large clusters and in isolation. With this large dataset we can use a statistical approach to determine the different ways that stars can form in the Galaxy as a whole and the timescales involved in the process. We perform systematic radial velocity searches of nearby stars to discover planets and then follow some of these up with high resolution imaging and spectroscopy in order to discern their atmospheric properties. We especially target low mass stars both using Doppler Wobble and by looking for planets periodically eclipsing their parent star. During the period of the grant we expect to make the first detections of Earth-mass planets in the habitable zones of the closest stars. In addition we are identifying populations of nearby youthful M stars which we will target with existing and new high resolution facilities to open up potential to directly image the details of other Solar Systems at separations as small as that of the Earth to Sun distance. We also discover, follow-up and model the properties of the coolest failed stars (brown dwarfs) whose temperatures and properties offer substantial overlap with Solar System planets and insight into planets in orbit around other stars as well as on their own.

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Antoniadis J (2011) A white dwarf companion to the relativistic pulsar PSR J1141-6545? A white dwarf companion to PSR J1141-6545 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description This award has funded a wide range of fundamental research in astrophysics resulting in 288 original publications. In particular, it includes many of the key surveys which underpin modern astrophysics including work within the core team of the Kepler space mission which has provided thousands of new extra-solar planets and characterisations of them and their stars.
Exploitation Route Many of the databasing and analysis techniques developed in this research may find uses outside of astrophysics. This information is available in the academic literature but often flows into wider domains best through post-graduate students moving into a wide range of relevant industries.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education

 
Description Much of the new knowledge gained as part of this award has been disseminated to the general public through six large scale open evenings at our local Observatory attracting a monthly audience of 400 as well as 80 or so visits by community groups, 350 gifted and talented children from across the UK, an active staff programme of external speaking visits, responsibility for Dark Sky East and hosting the astronomy node of the national science learning centre.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description European Commission FP7 Intra-European Fellowships (GALFOS)
Amount £112,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 237718 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2009 
End 04/2011
 
Description FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES (IPERCOOL)
Amount £34,200 (GBP)
Funding ID 247593 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2014
 
Description Natural England - Access to Nature (Dark Sky Discovery)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Big Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 09/2013
 
Description STFC Long Term Attachment award
Amount £5,820 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 12/2009
 
Title IPHAS DR2 
Description 219-million line catalogue presenting r/i/H-alpha uniformly-calibrated digital photometry of stars in the northern Galactic Plane, to a faint limit of 20th magnitude. The data obtained are drawn from a sky area of 1800 sq.deg. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The catalogue has been ingested by CDS Strasbourg to make it world-accessible (linked): it is now being accessed there by the world community >10000 times per calendar month. Some users also access data on the IPHAS website (www.iphas.org). 
URL http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?II/321
 
Description Anglo-Australian Planet Search 
Organisation Australian Astronomical Observatory
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Radial velocity analysis Bayesian statistics and parameter search modelling Programme management
Collaborator Contribution Photometric follow-up Access to Magellan consortium
Impact Discovery of many of the closest extra-solar planets to the Earth Widespread media coverage of a number of stories including the best examples Jupiter-like planets around Sun-like stars and M dwarfs, highest eccentricity extra-solar planet, multi-planet systems, first Super-Earth around Sun-like star, 100th extra-solar planet
 
Description Anglo-Australian Planet Search 
Organisation Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS)
Department Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Radial velocity analysis Bayesian statistics and parameter search modelling Programme management
Collaborator Contribution Photometric follow-up Access to Magellan consortium
Impact Discovery of many of the closest extra-solar planets to the Earth Widespread media coverage of a number of stories including the best examples Jupiter-like planets around Sun-like stars and M dwarfs, highest eccentricity extra-solar planet, multi-planet systems, first Super-Earth around Sun-like star, 100th extra-solar planet
 
Description Anglo-Australian Planet Search 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Department School of Physics
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Radial velocity analysis Bayesian statistics and parameter search modelling Programme management
Collaborator Contribution Photometric follow-up Access to Magellan consortium
Impact Discovery of many of the closest extra-solar planets to the Earth Widespread media coverage of a number of stories including the best examples Jupiter-like planets around Sun-like stars and M dwarfs, highest eccentricity extra-solar planet, multi-planet systems, first Super-Earth around Sun-like star, 100th extra-solar planet
 
Description Anglo-Australian Planet Search 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department Faculty of Science
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Radial velocity analysis Bayesian statistics and parameter search modelling Programme management
Collaborator Contribution Photometric follow-up Access to Magellan consortium
Impact Discovery of many of the closest extra-solar planets to the Earth Widespread media coverage of a number of stories including the best examples Jupiter-like planets around Sun-like stars and M dwarfs, highest eccentricity extra-solar planet, multi-planet systems, first Super-Earth around Sun-like star, 100th extra-solar planet
 
Description CHEPS 
Organisation University of Chile
Department Department of Astronomy (DAS)
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Radial velocity analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution Leaders of the observing and paper writing
Impact 5 publications
Start Year 2008
 
Description Complete studies of massive star formation in large complexes 
Organisation Open University
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of mm and sub-mm imaging data and its analysis. Expertise in molecular line and mm/sub-mm continuum analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on optical/IR data reduction and analysis
Impact Refereed publications: Clark et al 2009, A&A 504, 429 Hindson et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 1438
Start Year 2006
 
Description Complete studies of massive star formation in large complexes 
Organisation Rochester Institute of Technology
Department Chester F. Carlson Centre for Imaging Science
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of mm and sub-mm imaging data and its analysis. Expertise in molecular line and mm/sub-mm continuum analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on optical/IR data reduction and analysis
Impact Refereed publications: Clark et al 2009, A&A 504, 429 Hindson et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 1438
Start Year 2006
 
Description Complete studies of massive star formation in large complexes 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of mm and sub-mm imaging data and its analysis. Expertise in molecular line and mm/sub-mm continuum analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on optical/IR data reduction and analysis
Impact Refereed publications: Clark et al 2009, A&A 504, 429 Hindson et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 1438
Start Year 2006
 
Description Exploitation of CanariCam on GranteCan 
Organisation University of Florida
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Designed the polarimetry for CanariCam.
Collaborator Contribution Access to CanariCam, a state-of-the art mid-IR imager spectrometer with polarimetry, to study debris discs and interstellar dust grains. Membership of the core instrument and science teams, with guaranteed time on GranteCan.
Impact Three conference papers.
 
Description Heidelberg 3D Stellar Atmospheres 
Organisation Heidelberg University
Department Center for Astronomy- Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of observational data, spectral analysis, computing resources
Collaborator Contribution Provision of 3D atmospheres and radiative transfer codes, knowledge of 3D radiative transfer
Impact PhD thesis; papers in preparation
Start Year 2011
 
Description IPERCOOL 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Torino
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Programme management Scientific leadership Selection and follow-up of new targets Authorship of telescope proposals
Collaborator Contribution Provision of skilled labour Access to LAMOST and CFHT telescopes
Impact Distance determinations for the closest stars.
Start Year 2010
 
Description IPERCOOL 
Organisation Observatory National
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Programme management Scientific leadership Selection and follow-up of new targets Authorship of telescope proposals
Collaborator Contribution Provision of skilled labour Access to LAMOST and CFHT telescopes
Impact Distance determinations for the closest stars.
Start Year 2010
 
Description IPERCOOL 
Organisation Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Programme management Scientific leadership Selection and follow-up of new targets Authorship of telescope proposals
Collaborator Contribution Provision of skilled labour Access to LAMOST and CFHT telescopes
Impact Distance determinations for the closest stars.
Start Year 2010
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation Radboud University Nijmegen
Department Department of Astrophysics
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation University of Graz
Department Institute of Physics
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description IPHAS 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator institute All observing requests since the survey's 2003 inception written by PI. UH has taken prominent roles in science exploitation and is in charge of major catalogue releases (e.g. DR2 in 2014, and another major release being prepared for late 2018 merging data from IPHAS and its companion survey UVEX).
Collaborator Contribution Have contributed to observing effort, formulation of policy and science exploitation. Not all partners listed (see website for complete list). Data collection finally end in the second half of 2017.
Impact Publications including a world-accessible database of astronomical photometry - see publications area on iphas website, www.iphas.org.
 
Description Kepler 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Ames Exploration Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have provided data from a British telescope (UKIRT) which has greatly assisted the project.
Collaborator Contribution My partner leads and manages the project.
Impact 10.1088/0004-637X/736/1/19 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/2 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/7 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/9 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/13 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/14 10.1088/0067-0049/197/1/1 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20467.x 10.1088/0004-637X/750/2/113 10.1088/0004-637X/750/2/114 10.1038/nature11121 10.1088/0067-0049/201/2/15 10.1088/0067-0049/204/2/24 10.1088/0067-0049/210/2/20 10.1088/0004-637X/795/2/151
Start Year 2009
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics in the Canaries
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute For Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation National Institute of Aerospace Technology
Department LAEX-CAB
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
Department Main Astronomical Observatory
Country Ukraine 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Leading the RoPACS Initial Training Network 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the coordinator of the RoPACS network, an EC funded Initial Training Network in the area of "Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars". My institute is the coordinating node amongst the 6 beneficiary institutes. RoPACS is training 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral researchers in total. 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral researcher are based at my institute.
Collaborator Contribution We collaborate on technology development and realising science requirements for proposed European Space Agency missions in the Cosmic Vision Initiative.
Impact RoPACS employs 11 PhD students and 4 post-doctoral fellows. Their research has to-date produced 29 talks, 10 conference posters, 24 papers/proceedings, and 12 press releases. We have also been awarded 80 nights of observing time on 2-4m telescopes, and 20 nights on 8m telescopes.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Molecular hydrogen Galactic plane survey 
Organisation University of Kent
Department Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Post-main sequence science programs for survey exploitation. Survey observation.
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of H2 Galactic plane survey, data processing and setting up survey web site
Impact First survey paper published. Listed under publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mt Stromlo Observatory Metal-Poor Stars Programme 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU)
Department Mt. Stromlo Observatory
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observation and interpretation of spectra of extremely metal-poor stars
Collaborator Contribution Observation, reduction and analysis of data; lead authoring of papers
Impact Series of four papers in 2012/13, listed in publications.
 
Description Multiwavelength study of triggered star formation regions 
Organisation Australia Telescope National Facility
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of mm/sub-mm data, expertise on multiwavelength observational studies, access to maser and FIR survey data
Collaborator Contribution Provision of molecular line data
Impact A number of refereed publications: Morgan et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 157 Morgan et al 2009, MNRAS 400, 1726 Miao et al 2009, ApJ, 692, 382 Urquhart et al 2009, A&A 497, 789 Morgan et al 2008, A&A 477, 557 Urquhart et al 2007, A&A 467, 1125 Morgan et al 2006, A&A 457, 207 Miao et al 2006, MNRAS 369, 143 Urquhart et al 2006, 450, 625
 
Description Multiwavelength study of triggered star formation regions 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of mm/sub-mm data, expertise on multiwavelength observational studies, access to maser and FIR survey data
Collaborator Contribution Provision of molecular line data
Impact A number of refereed publications: Morgan et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 157 Morgan et al 2009, MNRAS 400, 1726 Miao et al 2009, ApJ, 692, 382 Urquhart et al 2009, A&A 497, 789 Morgan et al 2008, A&A 477, 557 Urquhart et al 2007, A&A 467, 1125 Morgan et al 2006, A&A 457, 207 Miao et al 2006, MNRAS 369, 143 Urquhart et al 2006, 450, 625
 
Description Multiwavelength study of triggered star formation regions 
Organisation Open University
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of mm/sub-mm data, expertise on multiwavelength observational studies, access to maser and FIR survey data
Collaborator Contribution Provision of molecular line data
Impact A number of refereed publications: Morgan et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 157 Morgan et al 2009, MNRAS 400, 1726 Miao et al 2009, ApJ, 692, 382 Urquhart et al 2009, A&A 497, 789 Morgan et al 2008, A&A 477, 557 Urquhart et al 2007, A&A 467, 1125 Morgan et al 2006, A&A 457, 207 Miao et al 2006, MNRAS 369, 143 Urquhart et al 2006, 450, 625
 
Description Multiwavelength study of triggered star formation regions 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of mm/sub-mm data, expertise on multiwavelength observational studies, access to maser and FIR survey data
Collaborator Contribution Provision of molecular line data
Impact A number of refereed publications: Morgan et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 157 Morgan et al 2009, MNRAS 400, 1726 Miao et al 2009, ApJ, 692, 382 Urquhart et al 2009, A&A 497, 789 Morgan et al 2008, A&A 477, 557 Urquhart et al 2007, A&A 467, 1125 Morgan et al 2006, A&A 457, 207 Miao et al 2006, MNRAS 369, 143 Urquhart et al 2006, 450, 625
 
Description Multiwavelength study of triggered star formation regions 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of mm/sub-mm data, expertise on multiwavelength observational studies, access to maser and FIR survey data
Collaborator Contribution Provision of molecular line data
Impact A number of refereed publications: Morgan et al 2010, MNRAS 408, 157 Morgan et al 2009, MNRAS 400, 1726 Miao et al 2009, ApJ, 692, 382 Urquhart et al 2009, A&A 497, 789 Morgan et al 2008, A&A 477, 557 Urquhart et al 2007, A&A 467, 1125 Morgan et al 2006, A&A 457, 207 Miao et al 2006, MNRAS 369, 143 Urquhart et al 2006, 450, 625
 
Description Polarimetry for CanariCam 
Organisation University of Florida
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and scientific justification for adding polarimetry to CanariCam, a mid-IR imager for GranTecan.
Collaborator Contribution Provided the imager/spectrometer
Impact Guaranteed time on GranTecan telescope, resulting in publications
 
Description Polarization survey of star-forming regions 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided the polarimetry optics (linear and circular) for a three channel IR camera.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data sets not otherwise available and a number of new collaborators
Impact Thirteen refereed papers, listed under Publications.
 
Description Properties of interstellar dust grains in various environments 
Organisation Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided instrumentation used on various telescopes and modelling to understand the properties of mantled grains
Collaborator Contribution Provided considerable expertise and access to data sets
Impact Two refereed papers, included under publications.
 
Description RApid Temporal Survey 
Organisation Armagh Observatory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral modeling. Stellar population aspects.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of variable stars. Cataclysmic variables.
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description RApid Temporal Survey 
Organisation University of Turku
Department Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA)
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral modeling. Stellar population aspects.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of variable stars. Cataclysmic variables.
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description Shock modelling 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observational constraints on MHD shock models Bayesian parameter space exploration techniques
Collaborator Contribution Advice on MHD shock codes and co-supervision of a PhD student
Impact Publication: Discovery of shocked H$_{2}$ around OH 231.8+4.2. STFC student project (PhD awarded).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Department Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation Heidelberg University
Department Center for Astronomy- Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation Radboud University Nijmegen
Department Department of Astrophysics
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation University of Göttingen
Department Faculty of Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation University of Hamburg
Department Hamburg Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation University of Kiel
Department Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description Supernova Progenitor Survey 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team leadership. Analysis software. Radial velocity analysis. Population studies.
Collaborator Contribution Population modelling. Follow-up observations
Impact 20 articles in refereed journals.
 
Description TS01 collaboration 
Organisation Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen
Department Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral and photometric analysis. Photometric observations and data reduction.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of X-ray data
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description TS01 collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Department Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral and photometric analysis. Photometric observations and data reduction.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of X-ray data
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description TS01 collaboration 
Organisation National Autonomous University of Mexico
Department Radio Astronomy
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral and photometric analysis. Photometric observations and data reduction.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of X-ray data
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description TS01 collaboration 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spectral and photometric analysis. Photometric observations and data reduction.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of X-ray data
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description TS01 collaboration 
Organisation Russian Academy of Sciences
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Spectral and photometric analysis. Photometric observations and data reduction.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of X-ray data
Impact 3 articles in refereed journals
 
Description The Composition of the Most Metal-Poor Stars 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU)
Department Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Acquisition and analysis of high-resolution spectra of metal-poor stars
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in stellar spectral analysis
Impact Contributions to the supervision of two UK PhD students at University of Hertfordshire Publication of 13 papers between 1 Jan 2006 and 1 Apr 2011
 
Description The Composition of the Most Metal-Poor Stars 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Acquisition and analysis of high-resolution spectra of metal-poor stars
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in stellar spectral analysis
Impact Contributions to the supervision of two UK PhD students at University of Hertfordshire Publication of 13 papers between 1 Jan 2006 and 1 Apr 2011
 
Description The Composition of the Most Metal-Poor Stars 
Organisation University of Virginia (UVa)
Department Department of Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Acquisition and analysis of high-resolution spectra of metal-poor stars
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in stellar spectral analysis
Impact Contributions to the supervision of two UK PhD students at University of Hertfordshire Publication of 13 papers between 1 Jan 2006 and 1 Apr 2011
 
Description The Composition of the Most Metal-Poor Stars 
Organisation Uppsala University
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Acquisition and analysis of high-resolution spectra of metal-poor stars
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in stellar spectral analysis
Impact Contributions to the supervision of two UK PhD students at University of Hertfordshire Publication of 13 papers between 1 Jan 2006 and 1 Apr 2011
 
Description The Kepler Mission 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Ames Exploration Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Infrared imaging of the Kepler field
Collaborator Contribution They lead the Kepler Mission, which includes a large number of American universities.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2010
 
Description The Methanol Multi-Beam (MMB) Survey 
Organisation Australia Telescope National Facility
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observing support for survey, data analysis & checking. Obtained infrared counterparts to detected masers. Provided wide-field ammonia mapping data.
Collaborator Contribution Observing support, data analysis
Impact A number of refereed publications: Green et al 2010, MNRAS 409, 913 Caswell et al 2010, MNRAS, 404, 1029 Green et al 2009, MNRAS 392, 783 Green et al 2008, MNRAS 385, 948
 
Description The Methanol Multi-Beam (MMB) Survey 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observing support for survey, data analysis & checking. Obtained infrared counterparts to detected masers. Provided wide-field ammonia mapping data.
Collaborator Contribution Observing support, data analysis
Impact A number of refereed publications: Green et al 2010, MNRAS 409, 913 Caswell et al 2010, MNRAS, 404, 1029 Green et al 2009, MNRAS 392, 783 Green et al 2008, MNRAS 385, 948
 
Description The Methanol Multi-Beam (MMB) Survey 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observing support for survey, data analysis & checking. Obtained infrared counterparts to detected masers. Provided wide-field ammonia mapping data.
Collaborator Contribution Observing support, data analysis
Impact A number of refereed publications: Green et al 2010, MNRAS 409, 913 Caswell et al 2010, MNRAS, 404, 1029 Green et al 2009, MNRAS 392, 783 Green et al 2008, MNRAS 385, 948
 
Description The Methanol Multi-Beam (MMB) Survey 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observing support for survey, data analysis & checking. Obtained infrared counterparts to detected masers. Provided wide-field ammonia mapping data.
Collaborator Contribution Observing support, data analysis
Impact A number of refereed publications: Green et al 2010, MNRAS 409, 913 Caswell et al 2010, MNRAS, 404, 1029 Green et al 2009, MNRAS 392, 783 Green et al 2008, MNRAS 385, 948
 
Description The circular polarization of light scattered from biological organisms 
Organisation Space Telescope Science Institute
Department Instrumentation Division
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Originally identified the usefulness of the series of laboratory experiments. A customized laboratory was set up to carry out the work at UH.
Collaborator Contribution Parallel laboratory programmes have been run at StScI and at UH helping to confirm identification of biosignatures
Impact Three refereed papers, included under publications
Start Year 2006
 
Description UH-Japanese polarization survey 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided the polarization modules for the near-IR survey and scientific input
Collaborator Contribution Provided the survey telescope and three-channel camera near-IR camera
Impact 2013ApJ...765L...6K 2012AAS...22052308K 2011ApJ...741...35K 2010ApJ...722L..23N 2010OLEB...40..335F 2009ApJ...692L..88F 2008AJ....136..621K 2008ApJ...677L..39H 2007PASJ...59..519N 2007PASJ...59..507S 2007PASJ...59..487K
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation Durham University
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation Joint Astronomy Centre
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am head of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey
Collaborator Contribution It has been a team effort where partners have helped with planning, observing, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis
Impact 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01062.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18664.x 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19056.x 10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/74 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20549.x 10.1007/978-94-007-7432-2_26 10.1093/mnras/sts685 10.1093/mnras/stt740 10.1093/mnras/stt2156 10.1093/mnras/stt2463 10.1093/mnras/stu063 10.1093/mnras/stu184 10.1093/mnras/stu1295 10.1093/mnras/stv530 10.1093/mnras/stv586
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (UCBL)
Department Astrophysics Research Centre of Lyon (CRAL)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Gemini Observatory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics in the Canaries
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - La Palma
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation National Institute of Aerospace Technology
Department LAEX-CAB
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Observatory of Grenoble
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
Department Main Astronomical Observatory
Country Ukraine 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Hawaii
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Cool Dwarf Science Working Group 
Organisation Valparaiso University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration works to exploit the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) for cool dwarf science. We lead the identification of cool brown dwarf candidates in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey. We lead much of the photometric follow-up observations for cool brown dwarf candidates, and also lead the Gemini + ESO/VLT spectroscopic confirmation programmes.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in astrometry.
Impact The collaboration has produced 21 refereed papers on UKIDSS cool dwarf science.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation Joint Astronomy Centre
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation Peking University
Department Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation University of Florida
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the group
Collaborator Contribution Science expertise, galaxies in the zone of avoidance
Impact 9 science papers.
 
Description UKIDSS/GPS 
Organisation Open University
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI Lucas based at UH - has organised the survey programme, overseeing its progress and checking data quality. Science exploitation
Collaborator Contribution Have helped with data pipelining and presentation. Science exploitation.
Impact Refereed journal articles. A web interface presenting the survey data that is world accessible.
Start Year 2006
 
Description UKIDSS/GPS 
Organisation UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI Lucas based at UH - has organised the survey programme, overseeing its progress and checking data quality. Science exploitation
Collaborator Contribution Have helped with data pipelining and presentation. Science exploitation.
Impact Refereed journal articles. A web interface presenting the survey data that is world accessible.
Start Year 2006
 
Description UKIDSS/GPS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI Lucas based at UH - has organised the survey programme, overseeing its progress and checking data quality. Science exploitation
Collaborator Contribution Have helped with data pipelining and presentation. Science exploitation.
Impact Refereed journal articles. A web interface presenting the survey data that is world accessible.
Start Year 2006
 
Description UKIDSS/GPS 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PI Lucas based at UH - has organised the survey programme, overseeing its progress and checking data quality. Science exploitation
Collaborator Contribution Have helped with data pipelining and presentation. Science exploitation.
Impact Refereed journal articles. A web interface presenting the survey data that is world accessible.
Start Year 2006
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation Anglo Australian Observatory
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation Gemini Observatory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation Observatory of Turin
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation University of Chile
Department Department of Astronomy (DAS)
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation University of Groningen
Department Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VIKING Galactic Science Group 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the collaboration. We provide scientific ideas, technical expertise and manpower.
Collaborator Contribution Parallax work. Access to the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Impact Discovery of the first 2 VIKING T dwarfs
Start Year 2011
 
Description VISTA Hemisphere Survey Brown Dwarf Group 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Science ideas and expertise, technical expertise, manpower
Collaborator Contribution Science ideas and technical expertise.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2011
 
Description VISTA Hemisphere Survey Brown Dwarf Group 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science ideas and expertise, technical expertise, manpower
Collaborator Contribution Science ideas and technical expertise.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2011
 
Description VISTA Hemisphere Survey Brown Dwarf Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science ideas and expertise, technical expertise, manpower
Collaborator Contribution Science ideas and technical expertise.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2011
 
Description VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Department Institute of Astrophysics
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We co-lead the collaboration, which includes 38 universities in Chile, 5 Europea countries countries and the USA.
Collaborator Contribution They co-lead the collaboration with us. They provide expertise in stellar populations and photometry in very crowded fields.
Impact 1 paper.
Start Year 2010
 
Description VMC 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation Keele University
Department Physics and Astrophysics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Bologna Observatory
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Naples Observatory
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Padova Observatory
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation Paris Institute of Astrophysics
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation Royal Observatory of Belgium
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VMC 
Organisation University of Zurich
Department Institute for Theoretical Physics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey leadership. Preparation of observations. Investigation of post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae. Proper motions of stellar populations.
Collaborator Contribution Simulations of the Magellanic System
Impact Two refereed publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description VVV 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Department Institute of Astrophysics
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation University of Chile
Department Department of Astronomy (DAS)
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation University of Concepcion
Department Physics Department
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation University of La Serena
Department Physics Department
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description VVV 
Organisation Valparaiso University
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy 
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am coPI of the survey
Collaborator Contribution My partners include the PI, and they have contributed to the planning, data reduction, archiving and scientific analysis.
Impact 10.1088/2041-8205/733/2/L43 10.1051/0004-6361/201116662 10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/127 10.1051/0004-6361/201219756 10.1051/0004-6361/201219064 10.1051/0004-6361/201219448 10.1051/0004-6361/201118614 10.1051/0004-6361/201118407 10.1007/978-3-642-22113-2_16 10.1088/2041-8205/741/2/L27 10.1051/0004-6361/201117488 10.1051/0004-6361/201424048 10.1051/0004-6361/201424056 10.1051/0004-6361/201322483 10.1051/0004-6361/201321045 10.1051/0004-6361/201322190 10.1051/0004-6361/201220046 10.1051/0004-6361/201220107
Start Year 2006
 
Description Bayfordbury Open Evenings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bayfordbury Open Evenings occur six times per year (during the winter months) and consistently attract 400-500 paying members of the public. Each evening has a different theme for example recent themes have been Herschel and Extra-Solar Planets. Common to each open evening is two themed talks given by members of staff. These are given twice each and are backed up by various other activities, demonstrations and workshops.

We always receive an interesting variety of thank-you letters. The Open Evenings have been a primary route to receiving small and large donations for the Observatory. They are a significant undergraduate recruitment tool and ensure that we are well connected to science teachers in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Dark Sky East 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50-500 participants at each event

Integration of environmental and astronomy activities, e.g., events like "Things that don't go bump in the night" which include moth trapping, the English Falconry Cente and London Bat Group as well as clay and craft making activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description George Higginson Memorial talk at Overton School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk to 60 pupils at Overton School, Lancashire as a memorial to George Higginson, one of their former pupils who was a keen amateur astronomer.

School has asked for further contact and advice re memorial telescope for George. The telescope has just been funded by Prof Brian Cox.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Gifted and Talented School's Day (JENAM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 350 school children
included range of activities on campus at Bayfordbury Observatory and at Astrium
http://star.herts.ac.uk/ewass/schoolsday.html

http://star.herts.ac.uk/ewass/press.html
The RAS reported nearly 1000 media hits - a fourfold increase in press coverage for the 2008 NAM event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Hosting Nuffield/SetPoint summer project students (6th form pupils) 2006-10 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hosting 6th form students for 4 week Summer research projects from 2006-present. Between 2 and 5 students participate each year.

The majority of students received "Gold Crest Awards" for writing up and presenting their projects at a public celebration event (organised by SetPoint).
Three of the students won through to present their project work at the UK's "Big Bang Science Fair" (BBSF).
One of these students also won the prestigious "Nuffield Foundation's Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar Prize" at the BBSF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Institute of Physics public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance of around 200, ranging from school children upwards - many questions afterwards.

Invitation to Hertfordshire Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
 
Description Invited talk at Physics for Fiction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk and participated in the group discussions at a meeting of scientists and science fiction authors organised by Imperial College. Approximately 20 of the UK's leading science fiction authors (Alistair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Ken McLeod, Paul McAuley...) were present. I discussed my current research in star formation, which sparked a lively discussion on habitability of planets.

I have since provided scientific input to two novels to maintain their accuracy and plausibility, and have provided advice regarding the current knowledge of specific stellar systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description National Space week Stand at Stevenage Careers Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A stand was manned at the National Space Week fair in Stevenage, organised by EADS Astrium. Over 100 pupils attended a series of demonstrations and careers talks

Excellent feedback from students, several of whom expressed a desire to go on to university
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Radio interview DLR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about research project carried out with UKIRT/INT in science magazin of Deutschlandradio (German national broadcaster).

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Science Learning Centre teacher training - bringing cutting edge science into the classroom (astrophysics) 2006-10 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A total of 71 teachers attended these 1 day courses consisting of presentations and practical exercises on astronomy and teaching related science. In many cases this provided input to their future GCSE teaching.

Positive feedback from attending teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Stephen Hawking Keynote lecture at St Albans school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk on Herschel & sub-mm astronomy to over 100 pupils & teachers at St Albans school

School reported higher than usual interest in this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description evening-talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks delivered to amateur groups and as part of an Institute of Physics series. There are always questions after, either from amateurs or schoolchildren. Many staff members give one or two talks per year. Invitations come from across the SE and London. Staff are sometimes invited into schools also.

Improved local contacts mainly and raised awareness of U of Hertfordshire astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,