Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

News and Events

[November 2017]

New website launched

After having kept to an old University standard for many years Lund Observatory has finally decided to adhear to the currently recommended layout for its website. If there is a specific resource you can not find on the new website, please talk to a member of the web group.

[September 2017]

Dynamical Universe for All

Dynamical Universe for All is the latest in a series of mini-workshops arranged by Lund Observatory. Following on from earlier "for all" meetings, the idea is to have the broader astronomical community learn about the topic.

The provisional date for this meeting is 5-6 February, 2018.

[June 2017]

New telescope at Lund Observatory

The LMK foundation has granted Lund Observatory funds for purchasing a brand new, state-of-the-art 24" telescope that will benefit both universtity students and members of the public.

[May 2017]

Upcoming Workshop: The science of Gaia and future challenges

The science of Gaia and future challenges a 3-day science meeting to mark the retirement of prof. Lennart Lindegren. The meeting will begin at 09:00 on Wednesday 30th August and be finished by 13:00 on Friday 1st September.

For more information please visit the meeting webiste.

[May 2017]

The Nordic Planetarium Association meeting 2017

Lund Observatory, together with Vattenhallen Science Center, will be hosting the Nordic Planetarium Assoication (NPA) meeting during they weekend of September 1.-3. 2017.

For more information please visit the meeting webiste.

[April 2017]

Melvyn B Davies has been awarded LUNA's pedagogical prize

The student union at the Faculty of Science, LUNA, has decided to award Melvyn B Davies at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics with their pedagogical prize for 2017.

"The pedagogical prize is awarded to an outstanding teacher. Such a teacher should understand individuality of different students, be an asset and resource for support, create enthusiasm for the subject being taught and take into account the student opinions."

The award will be handed over during the graduation ceremony on June 4th.

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