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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
9 August 2019
Planets often rotate in the same direction around their own axis as their direction of travel around the star they orbit. Although this phenomenon cannot be explained by the classic theoretical model, the relatively ...
30 July 2019
Dr A.L. Watts (1975) has been named professor of High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular relativistic nuclear astrophysics, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science.
15 July 2019
Samaya Nissanke has been elected as the new spokesperson for the Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA) centre of excellence at the University of Amsterdam. Nissanke is the successor of Gianfranco ...
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