GRBAlpha detected the second gamma ray burst
CubeSat GBRAlpha, launched by our colleague Norbert Werner and his team, detects the second gamma-ray burst. Thanks to the Nordic Optical Telescope, we also know the redshift of the burst, which was emitted 10 billion years ago. The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory Team determined the exact coordinates of the burst in the Aquila constellation.
More information at: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/30697.gcn3
Determination of the redshift: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/30692.gcn3
Burst localization: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/30677.gcn3
DTPA brings Universe to the JCMM Brno suburban camp
Colleagues from DTPA prepared an afternoon program for children from the JCMM Brno suburban camp. Together with the children, they assembled a solar telescope, the children built a paper sundial with the help of a compass, and there was even time for a lecture on threats from the depths of space.
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