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162 minutes from discovery until impact
162 minutes from discovery until impact
László Molnár
2024. january 23.
Krisztián Sárneczky has discovered another tiny asteroid heading straight for Earth with the Schmidt telescope in Piszkéstető. The demise of 2024 BX1 was observed later that night above Europe.
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Students on the stage: TDK 2023
Students on the stage: TDK 2023
László Molnár
2023. december 19.
The observatory hosted the ELTE Astronomy TDK conference the second year in a row, at which 17 undergraduate students presented their scientific results.
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CSFK participation in preparing for the ultra-precise positional measurements of the European JUICE spacecraft en route to Jupiter
CSFK participation in preparing for the ultra-precise positional measurements of the European JUICE spacecraft en route to Jupiter
Sándor Frey
2023. december 19.
A radio transmitter on a space probe can do more than just communicate and send data home. With the right expertise, it also provides radio astronomers with an excellent opportunity to carry out original scientific measurements.
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Detective work with Cheops: exploring a unique exoplanetary system
Detective work with Cheops: exploring a unique exoplanetary system
Ádám Boldog
2023. december 05.
No fewer than six planets are orbiting the star HD110067 in perfect harmony. Multiple Hungarian researchers contributed to the discovery.
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Magical display of northern lights over Hungary
Magical display of northern lights over Hungary
László Molnár
2023. november 07.
There was no such precedent for twenty years. Our cameras and staff in Piszkéstető captured the magical spectacle.
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Ariel Consortium Meeting in Budapest
Ariel Consortium Meeting in Budapest
Szabó Róbert
2023. november 02.
The consortium meeting of ESA’s exoplanet atmosphere characterizing Ariel mission attracted 300 participants. The meeting was held in Budapest between 24-27 October 2023. One of the main organizers was Konkoly Observatory.
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