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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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   * [[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/​phds2020/​ | PhD opportunities in astrophysics]] Information for 2020 announced here: check back often for new projects being added!
   * [[public:​fellowships| Holding fellowships at QUB in 2020 : STFC Ernest Rutherford, Royal Society URFs, RAS Fellowships ]]   * [[public:​fellowships| Holding fellowships at QUB in 2020 : 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 date: March 20.
  
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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://​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.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)]]
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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://​www.esa.int/​Our_Activities/​Space_Safety/​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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