Research at AOP

At AOP we carry out front-line research in several key areas of astrophysics, involving the Sun and our
Solar System, the stars and our Galaxy, and other galaxies.

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  • DY Centauri – stellar evolution while you watch 20th May 2020
    By Simon Jeffery, AOP Research Astronomer  In 1930, Dorrit Hoffleit reported that star number #4749 in the Harvard List of variables had faded four times between 1897 and 1929, and identified it as an R Coronae Borealis (RCB) variable. RCB stars are luminous low-mass stars (red giants) with surfaces around Read more…
    Apostolos Christou