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 The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) is one of Queen'​s University'​s leading research clusters encompassing both observational and theoretical astrophysics. We hold substantial grant funding from the UK's [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​|STFC]],​ [[http://​www.epsrc.ac.uk/​|EPSRC]],​ the [[http://​royalsociety.org/​|Royal Society]], the [[http://​www.leverhulme.ac.uk/​|Leverhulme Trust]], [[http://​www.ukaea.co.uk|UKAEA]],​ and EU funding through the [[http://​erc.europa.eu/​|European Research Council]], ​ [[http://​cordis.europa.eu/​fp7/​ideas/​home_en.html|FP7]] and [[https://​ec.europa.eu/​programmes/​horizon2020/​|Horizon 2020]]. The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) is one of Queen'​s University'​s leading research clusters encompassing both observational and theoretical astrophysics. We hold substantial grant funding from the UK's [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​|STFC]],​ [[http://​www.epsrc.ac.uk/​|EPSRC]],​ the [[http://​royalsociety.org/​|Royal Society]], the [[http://​www.leverhulme.ac.uk/​|Leverhulme Trust]], [[http://​www.ukaea.co.uk|UKAEA]],​ and EU funding through the [[http://​erc.europa.eu/​|European Research Council]], ​ [[http://​cordis.europa.eu/​fp7/​ideas/​home_en.html|FP7]] and [[https://​ec.europa.eu/​programmes/​horizon2020/​|Horizon 2020]].
  
-We are members of major international partnerships including [[http://​ps1sc.org/​|Pan-STARRS1]],​ the [[http://​www.ngtransits.org/​|Next Generation Transit Survey]], [[https://​plone.unige.ch/​HARPS-N/​|HARPS-N]],​ and [[http://​sci.esa.int/​euclid/​|Euclid]]. ARC staff built and operate the [[public:​research_areas:​solar_physics:​rosa|ROSA]] high-cadence imager, the [[http://​www.superwasp.org/​|SuperWASP]] transit facility and we now lead one of ESO's public surveys, [[http://​www.pessto.org/​|PESSTO]]. Recent developments include leadership of the [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​3499.aspx|UK consortium]] to build a first light instrument for the [[http://​dkist.nso.edu|Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)]] and a major role in the UK’s bid to join the [[http://​www.lsst.org/​lsst/​|Large Synoptic ​Survey ​Telescope ​(LSST)]].+We are members of major international partnerships including [[http://​ps1sc.org/​|Pan-STARRS1]],​ the [[http://​www.ngtransits.org/​|Next Generation Transit Survey]], [[https://​plone.unige.ch/​HARPS-N/​|HARPS-N]],​ and [[http://​sci.esa.int/​euclid/​|Euclid]]. ARC staff built and operate the [[public:​research_areas:​solar_physics:​rosa|ROSA]] high-cadence imager, the [[http://​www.superwasp.org/​|SuperWASP]] transit facility and we now lead one of ESO's public surveys, [[http://​www.pessto.org/​|PESSTO]]. Recent developments include leadership of the [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​3499.aspx|UK consortium]] to build a first light instrument for the [[http://​dkist.nso.edu|Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)]] and a major role in the UK’s bid to join the [[http://​www.lsst.org/​lsst/​| ​Rubin Observatory'​s Legacy ​Survey ​of Space and Time (LSST)]].
  
 In recent years ARC staff have been awarded the [[http://​www.ras.org.uk/​news-and-press/​157-news2010/​1713-ras-honours-outstanding-astronomers-and-geophysicists|RAS Group Prize]], an [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​home/​ceao/​News/​ArchivedPressReleases/​2012PressReleases/​03-2012PressReleases/#​d.en.285172|ERC Advanced Grant]], [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​funding/​fellowships/​ernest-rutherford-fellowship/​|STFC Ernest Rutherford fellowships]],​ [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​home/​ceao/​News/​Title,​538732,​en.html/​ | Royal Society University Research Fellowships]],​ [[https://​www.ras.org.uk/​news-and-press/​2943-ras-honours-leading-astronomers-and-geophysicists-2017|RAS Winton Capital award]] and election to the [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​sites/​QueensNow/​Archive/​Summer2012/​People/​Name,​301219,​en.html|Royal Irish Academy]]. We are part of the [[http://​www.queensfoundation.com/​|Queen'​s Foundation]] 5-year fundraising campaign. In recent years ARC staff have been awarded the [[http://​www.ras.org.uk/​news-and-press/​157-news2010/​1713-ras-honours-outstanding-astronomers-and-geophysicists|RAS Group Prize]], an [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​home/​ceao/​News/​ArchivedPressReleases/​2012PressReleases/​03-2012PressReleases/#​d.en.285172|ERC Advanced Grant]], [[http://​www.stfc.ac.uk/​funding/​fellowships/​ernest-rutherford-fellowship/​|STFC Ernest Rutherford fellowships]],​ [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​home/​ceao/​News/​Title,​538732,​en.html/​ | Royal Society University Research Fellowships]],​ [[https://​www.ras.org.uk/​news-and-press/​2943-ras-honours-leading-astronomers-and-geophysicists-2017|RAS Winton Capital award]] and election to the [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​sites/​QueensNow/​Archive/​Summer2012/​People/​Name,​301219,​en.html|Royal Irish Academy]]. We are part of the [[http://​www.queensfoundation.com/​|Queen'​s Foundation]] 5-year fundraising campaign.
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 ===== Jobs, fellowships,​ and studentships ===== ===== Jobs, fellowships,​ and studentships =====
-  * [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​summer_studentships2019 ​Summer undergraduate research studentships]] - Deadline ​for applications is 22 March. +  * [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​phds2020/ ​PhD opportunities in astrophysics]] Information ​for 2020 announced here: check back often for new projects being added! 
-  * [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​phds2019/ | PhD opportunities in astrophysics]] - Deadline for applications is 15th Feb 2019. +  * [[public:​fellowships| Holding fellowships at QUB in 2020 : STFC Ernest Rutherford, Royal Society URFs, RAS Fellowships ]] 
-  * [[public:fellowships| Holding fellowships at QUB in 2019 : STFC Ernest Rutherford, Royal Society URFs, RAS Fellowships ]]+  * [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​summer_studentships2020/ | Undergraduate Summer Student Internships now available]]. Closing dateMarch 20.
  
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-[{{::2ndholywood_scouts_small.png?​400|[[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php/​public/​2ndHwoodScoutsThe 2nd Holywood Scout Troop - earning their astronomer badge.]]}}]+ 
 +[{{:public:Jess_Nature_Astronomy_cropped.png?400| [[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0945-2|Resonantly amplified magnetic waves in a powerful solar sunspot.]]}}] 
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 +  * Prof. Stephen Smartt has been elected a [[ https://​www.qub.ac.uk/​News/​Allnews/​QueensacademicelectedFellowoftheRoyalSociety2020.html | Fellow of the Royal Society]].
 +  * ARC postdoc researcher Jamie Robinson has discovered [[https://​ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/​sbdb.cgi?​sstr=C%2F2020%20H5;​old=0;​orb=1;​cov=0;​log=0;​cad=0#​orb | Comet C/2020 H5 (Robinson)]] using [[ https://​www.fallingstar.com/​home.php | ATLAS]].
 +  *  [[ https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​outreach/​start | QUB Astronomy Day, Question Time and StarWatch ]] in association with the NI Science Festival.
 +  * [[https://​daro.qub.ac.uk/​Capturing-the-changing-night-sky | Researchers at Queen’s are looking for UK citizens to help contribute to world-leading research on capturing the largest ever movie of the changing night sky.]]
 +  * [[https://​ras.ac.uk/​news-and-press/​news/​leading-astronomers-and-geophysicists-honoured-ras-bicentenary-year-0|Dr. Michele Bannister awarded the 2020 Winton Award by the Royal Astronomical Society.]]
 +  * [[https://​www.nature.com/​articles/​s41550-019-0945-2|Dr. David Jess leads international team to crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun's magnetic waves (Jess et al. 2019, Nature Astronomy)]]
 +  * [[https://​www.bbc.co.uk/​programmes/​m000c5xr|Dr. Meg Schwamb interviewed by the BBC Sky at Night]]
 +  * [[https://​aasnova.org/​2019/​11/​22/​fantastically-fast-transients-and-how-they-happen/​| Owen McBrien'​s paper on the fast transient SN2018kzr highlighted in research highlights of the American Astronomical Society ​ "​Fantastically Fast Transients and How They Happen"​ ]] 
 +  * [[https://​phys.org/​news/​2019-09-frontier-science-astronomers-gas-molecules.html | Gas detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/​Borisov]] ​
 +  * [[https://​www.bbc.com/​ideas/​videos/​how-medieval-monks-are-revealing-our-universes-sec/​p07jljv5?​playlist=universal-wonders | BBC/British Association video]] on how Dr Pedro Lacerda and colleagues use ancient manuscripts to constrain the orbits of Long Period Comets.
 +  * Two comets discovered by, and named after, ARC staff. Welcome [[https://​ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/​sbdb.cgi?​sstr=C%2F2019%20K5;​old=0;​orb=1;​cov=0;​log=0;​cad=0#​orb | Comet Young]] and [[https://​ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/​sbdb.cgi?​sstr=C%2F2019%20K7;​old=0;​orb=1;​cov=0;​log=0;​cad=0#​orb | Comet Smith]] !  ​
 +  * [[https://​www.qub.ac.uk/​News/​Allnews/​InterstellarvisitorOumuamuawasnotanalienspacecraft.html |International team of scientists show first interstellar object was natural, not alien]]
 +  * ARC astronomers involved in [[http://​www.cometinterceptor.space/​|Comet Interceptor]],​ ESA's [[http://​www.esa.int/​Our_Activities/​Space_Science/​ESA_s_new_mission_to_intercept_a_comet|new fast-class mission]]
 +  * [[https://​www.qub.ac.uk/​News/​Allnews/​AstrophysicistsfromQueensidentifymysteriousself-destructingasteroid.html | ARC astronomers discover and study active asteroid Gault]]
   * [[https://​daro.qub.ac.uk/​ARC-discovers-super-earth-planet-collision-outside-solar-system|Queen'​s astronomers involved in spotting evidence of an exoplanet collision]]   * [[https://​daro.qub.ac.uk/​ARC-discovers-super-earth-planet-collision-outside-solar-system|Queen'​s astronomers involved in spotting evidence of an exoplanet collision]]
-  * [[http://​www.ing.iac.es/​PR/​press/​hooton.html | A ground-based near-ultraviolet secondary eclipse observation of the hottest exoplanet]] 
-  * [[https://​ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/​sbdb.cgi?​sstr=C%2F2018%20X2;​old=0;​orb=1;​cov=0;​log=0;​cad=0#​orb | Queen'​s Astronomer discovers comet in ATLAS survey]] 
-  * BBC Sky at Night [[https://​www.bbc.co.uk/​iplayer/​episode/​m00023bc/​the-sky-at-night-beyond-pluto|interviews]] Queen'​s astronomer about the New Horizons flyby 
-  * [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php/​public/​2ndHwoodScouts | 2nd Holywood Scouts earn their astronomy badge with the Astrophysics Research Centre]] 
-  * [[https://​www.nature.com/​articles/​d41586-018-07260-w | Holy Cow! our ATLAS discovery is still perplexing astronomers]] 
-  *[[https://​www.qub.ac.uk/​News/​Allnews/​QueenstocollaboratewithinternationalpartnersonmajorEuropeanSouthernObservatoryproject.html | Construction ​ begins on the next generation spectrometer at ESO - SOXS ]] 
-  * [[http://​www.qub.ac.uk/​News/​Allnews/​Queensastronomerhelpstofindanexoplanetatmospherefreeofclouds.html | Queen'​s astronomer helps to find an exoplanet atmosphere free of clouds]] ​ 
-  * [[https://​www.rte.ie/​news/​2018/​0419/​955662-european-solar-telescope-plans-take-shape/​ | Queen'​s researchers hold a key meeting in Belfast to plan the next generation of solar telescope in Europe.]] ​ 
  
    * //​[[public:​news:​start|News archive…]]//​    * //​[[public:​news:​start|News archive…]]//​
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   * **[[:​public:​research_areas:​solar_system:​start|Solar system objects]]**   * **[[:​public:​research_areas:​solar_system:​start|Solar system objects]]**
     * [[http://​pswww.ifa.hawaii.edu/​pswww/​|PanSTARRS1 Science Consortium]]     * [[http://​pswww.ifa.hawaii.edu/​pswww/​|PanSTARRS1 Science Consortium]]
-    * [[http://​www.colossos.net/​|ColOSSOS]]+    * [[http://​www.colossos.net/​|Col-OSSOS]]
     * [[https://​www.fallingstar.com/​|ATLAS]]     * [[https://​www.fallingstar.com/​|ATLAS]]
-    * [[https://​www.lsst.ac.uk/​|Large Synoptic ​Survey ​Telescope]] +    * [[https://​www.lsst.ac.uk/​|Rubin Observatory'​s Legacy ​Survey ​of Space and Time (LSST)]] 
-    * [[https://https://​www.esa.int/​Our_Activities/​Space_Engineering_Technology/Hera/|HERA]]+    * [[https://​www.esa.int/​Our_Activities/​Space_Safety/​Hera|HERA]]
   * **[[:​public:​research_areas:​supernovae:​start|Supernova studies]]**   * **[[:​public:​research_areas:​supernovae:​start|Supernova studies]]**
     * [[http://​www.pessto.org/​|PESSTO]]     * [[http://​www.pessto.org/​|PESSTO]]
     * [[http://​pswww.ifa.hawaii.edu/​pswww/​|PanSTARRS1 Science Consortium]]     * [[http://​pswww.ifa.hawaii.edu/​pswww/​|PanSTARRS1 Science Consortium]]
-    * [[http://​www.lsst.org/​|Large Synoptic ​Survey ​Telescope]]+    * [[http://​www.lsst.org/​|Rubin Observatory'​s Legacy ​Survey ​of Space and Time (LSST)]]
     * [[http://​www.eelt.org.uk|European Extremely Large Telescope]]     * [[http://​www.eelt.org.uk|European Extremely Large Telescope]]
     * [[http://​www.euclid-ec.org/​|Euclid]]     * [[http://​www.euclid-ec.org/​|Euclid]]
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