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The FRANCI (FRanconian Astronomy Neighborhood Collaboration Incentive) meeting is an annual one-day meeting of the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory and ECAP (University of Erlangen) and the Chair of Astronomy (University of Wuerzburg) since 2013. The goal of this meeting is to bring together the differen...

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In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers monitors millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that varied much faster...

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Black holes are attractive — not only with respect to the matter in their surroundings but also to scientists worldwide. One of these scientists is Dr. Javier Garcia, a Humboldt Fellow who works at the Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory since March 2017. Dr. Garcia simulates the interaction of gas an...

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We are pleased to announce our new webpage! Since the institute of astronomy is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), our webpage is now embedded into the webpage of ECAP. If you have trouble with the new layout of cannot find your needed information, please contact us...

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A team of astronomers at the Friedrich Alexander University led by Péter Németh has discovered a binary star moving nearly at the escape velocity of our galaxy. There are about two dozen so-called hypervelocity stars known to be escaping the galaxy. While all of them are single stars, PB3877 is...

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An international team, including NASA-funded researchers, using radio telescopes located throughout the Southern Hemisphere has produced the most detailed image of particle jets erupting from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy. “These jets arise as infalling matter approaches the bla...