Institute of Astronomy

ContactPiwnice k. Torunia, 87-148 Łysomice
tel.: +48 56 611 30 10
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Teleskopy w CA UMK [fot. M. Hanasz] RT3 i RT4

ANDES – an astronomical detective

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed a contract with an international consortium which includes the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń to design and build a specialised ANDES spectrograph. It will be used to search for the first stars and for signs of life on Earth-like planets, as well as to measure directly the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.

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Radiotelescope on the cover

The RT4 radiotelescope from Piwnice near Toruń has been featured on the cover of Nature Astronomy, one of the world's most important research journals. This is linked to an article by astronomers from the NCU that appeared in this issue.

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Patient observations

All fast radio bursts can originate from sources manifesting multiple phases of activity, they just need to be observed for a sufficiently long period of time - this is the surprising conclusion reached by an international group of researchers. The researchers from the NCU Institute of Astronomy contributed to the study.

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Hot Super-Earth discovered

It is almost twice the size and fifteen times more massive than the Earth. It orbits its star in just 35 hours in a very tight orbit, causing its surface temperature to exceed one thousand degrees Celsius. The planet was discovered by the astronomers from Toruń.

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Finale of the World Copernican Congress

The final part of the celebrations of the World Copernican Congress touring Poland and following the map of Nicolaus Copernicus' life and profession is now on its way. From 12 to 16 September, Toruń will again be the venue for the congress' scientific and cultural events.

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Astronomy field of study at NCU ranked third

The astronomy field of study conducted by the employees of the Institute of Astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, was ranked third in this year's ranking of the "Perspektywy" journal. This is an advancement by one place in comparison to previous years.

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