Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt;

Evolution and Explosion of Massive Stars 2017

Meetings funded by the Irish Research Council's New Foundations programme to promote research on massive stars and supernovae in Ireland, North and South.
Betelgeuse: Image Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al


Eta Carinae:

Eta Carinae

WR124: Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt


SN 1987A

SN 1987A


  • The first meeting was held at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, on 25-26 May 2017, with a public open night on 24 May at Dunsink Observatory.
  • The second meeting was held at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, on 10-11 August 2017.
    More details can be found here.
  • The organising committee is:
    Morgan Fraser, Jose Groh, Rubina Kotak, Jonathan Mackey, John Regan, Jorick Vink.

Project Rationale

In 2016 a number of new Astronomy and Astrophysics research groups have been set up in the ROI to study massive stars, their evolution, and explosion. We propose to run a series of meetings linking these researchers to their NI colleagues at research centres for the evolution (Armagh Observatory) and explosion (Queens University Belfast) of stars. These meetings will enable knowledge exchange, build collaborations, and help group leaders to develop complementary themes of research. They will also strengthen and focus Horizon 2020 applications being developed by young researchers. They will strengthen North-South collaboration in education and public engagement.

Contact Information

For more information contact Jonathan Mackey at:
Skype: jmackey_work
Phone: +353-1-4406656 x338

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