News 2009

The Almanac is flying off the shelves

18 November 2009

The Almanac is flying off the shelvesThe Danish Almanac, the little yellow astronomical calendar from the University of Copenhagen has been nothing less than a hit. After many years of a steady, but quiet life it has suddenly become so popular that extra...

Greenhouse gasses cause rise in sea level

28 October 2009

Greenhouse gasses cause rise in sea levelHow much the sea will rise in the future is fiercely debated and there is also heated discussion over its cause. Both natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and solar radiation as well as man’s greenhouse gas emissions...

Space travel to distant galaxies

23 October 2009

Space travel to distant galaxiesIs it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again? Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has...

Sleepless and weightless at Space University

21 October 2009

Sleepless and weightless at Space UniversityLine Drube, a Ph.D.-student with the Mars-group at the Niels Bohr Institute received a grant of 67,000 kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation and 75.000 kroner from ESA in February 2009 to take part in an intensive...

Cell communication modelled

22 September 2009

Cell communication modelledAnimals and plants need to know what is happening throughout their organism. For that an organised communication system is needed, so that the body or the plant knows what is happening all the way out in the...

Melting of the Greenland ice sheet mapped

16 September 2009

Melting of the Greenland ice sheet mappedWill all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? The key concern is how stable the ice cap actually is and new Danish...

The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from comets

4 September 2009

The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from cometsComets filled with ice and not stony asteroids bombarded the Earth and Moon 3,85 billion years ago and made the craters on the Moon and the Earth´s oceans, according to new research by astronomer Uffe Gråe Jørgensen from...

Danish star research achieves stardom

24 August 2009

Read the article: Danish star research achieves stardomThe astronomical catalogue, the Tycho-2 catalogue, which contains the positions, motions and luminosity of the brightest 2,5 million stars in the sky, is one of the most used astronometric catalogues in the world...

The longest total solar eclipse of the century

12 August 2009

Read the article: The longest total solar eclipse of the centuryWitnessing a total solar eclipse is a privilege that not everyone gets the opportunity to experience. You will never forget the experience, as the moon with unbelievable precision glides in between the Sun and the Earth...

Young stars in Finnish summer night

12 June 2009

Read the article: Young stars in Finnish summer nightIn Finland a team of Nordic and Baltic astronomi students prepare to work with the future gigantic radio- and optic telescopes in the exploration of the Universe. What does a bright Finnish summer night among the birch trees...