¨Infrared Astronomy: Studying and Revealing the Universe¨
Infrared observations revolutionized astronomy in most areas. Since the last several decades, numerous studies in the infrared (IR) are being conducted to investigate various astrophysical processes in different regions of the universe, which cannot be performed in the visible. Thanks to IR radiation of astronomical objects, various astrophysical discoveries are being made. In fact, several IR observatories are routinely used to take the necessary photometric and spectroscopic measurements for that purpose. The observatories are using both ground-based, space-borne, and airborne telescopes such as SOFIA. The airborne observatory SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is a joint U.S. (NASA) and German (DLR) mission for infrared astronomy. This presentation provides an overall overview of SOFIA mission and its new astronomical results. Additionally, I will present the key role of the IR in the study of the interstellar medium and star formation.
Der Astrophysiker Dr. Mourad Hamidouche wird uns in seinem englischsprachigen Vortrag einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Infrarotastronomie geben.
Termin: 24. Mai, 20:15