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Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

Research groups
The astronomy research at the institute is organised in five research groups that explore topics like: exoplanets, stellar populations, black holes and neutron stars.
Research in astronomy
At our institute we focus on specific techniques and objects that we deem to be promising avenues for finding answers to the big questions.
Conferences in astronomy in 2019
In 2019 a broad range in conferences in astronomy are going to be held
Master Physics & Astronomy
The University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam joined forces in a 2-year English Masters in Physics & Astronomy.
Astronomy news More news
17 February 2020
An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter of the University of Amsterdam, has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to capture the unprecedented dimming of red supergiant Betelgeuse. The stunning ...
3 February 2020
On December 17 2019, the Dutch astronomy community celebrated the 100th birthday of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the 20th birthday of the National Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) as a ...
29 January 2020
The top prize in high-energy astrophysics, the Bruno Rossi Prize 2020, has been awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope team for the landmark image and analysis of the first shadow of a black hole. The ...
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