DTPA brings Universe to the JCMM Brno suburban camp
Colleagues from DTPA prepared an afternoon program for children from the suburban camp by the South Moravian Center for International Mobility (JCMM) in Brno. The weather was not very good for astronomy, but even though the clouds arrived soon, the children could see how the solar telescope was assembled and how important it is to keep eyes safe when using it. The children also made a paper sundial with the help of a compass. The weather worsened so much that the children had to move inside, where a lecture was prepared for them about the threats lurking in the depths of space and why it is good to look for and study them.
GRBAlpha detected the second gamma ray burst
CubeSat GBRAlpha, released by our colleague Norber Werner and his team, detected the second gamma-ray burst. Thanks to the Nordic Optical Telescope, we also know the redshift of the burst. The Neil Gehrels Swift team determined the exact coordinates of the burst in the Aquila constellation
GBRAlpha detected first gamma ray burst
The CubeSat of our colleague Norbert Werner and his team detected its first gamma ray burst. The burst was found in the data by Jakub Řípa. It is the first gamma ray burst ever detected by one unit CubeSat and by the CubeSat dedicated only to gamma ray burst observation. Congratulation to the team!
Our students awarded by the Dean
Our two students have been awarded the Dean's price - PhD student Romana Grossová supervised by Norbert Werner and master's degree student Samuel Valach supervised by the director of our institute Rikard von Unge