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.
ESA's Gaia mission released a goldmine of knowledge about our galaxy and beyond. Four hundred scientists worked on the mission’s latest ‘focused product release’ (FPR), with the active involvement of eight researchers from the Observatory.
The fifth European LSST conference was organized in Poreč, Croatia between 25-29 September 2023. Many Hungarian institutions were represented at the event including the Konkoly Observatory of the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences announced the winners of the 2023 Lendület research grant at the end of September. One of the 19 awardees is our colleague Maria Lugaro, who won the Academy's prestigious grant for the second time after 2017.
Measuring the masses of stars is not always easy, and for the RR Lyrae-type variable stars, in particular, there has been no good way to do this. Our researchers are the first to determine the masses of such stars using seismic models.