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11/09/2017

The researcher is rewarded for his work on the search for planets around neighboring stars. Congratulations !

Michaël Gillon (University of Liège) and Amaury Triaud (University of Cambridge) talk about the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 and the fact that we need to expand our search for life beyond the solar system. An article published in aeon magazine.

02/05/2017

Emmanuel Jehin participated in the animations in the Corsica competition, which saw two high school classes win a week in Corsica at the Stareso Oceanographic Station of Liege University.

20/04/2017

Michaël Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liège, nominated in the 100 TIME list, the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

18/04/2017

On April 18th, the astronomers Michaël Gillon, Emmanuel Jehin et Julien de Wit talked about the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanteray system.

21/03/2017

Astronomers of the SPECULOOS Liege team are currently at the European Southern Observatory of Paranal (Chile) to commission the first telescope of the project, which is funded by the European Research Council. This telescope, named Europa, is the first of the four telescopes that will comprise the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory which will soon scout the southern skies in search for TRAPPIST-1-like planetary systems around a large sample of nearby ultracool dwarf stars.

22/02/2017

ULg astronomers discovered seven telluric planets around the star TRAPPIST-1. “The TRAPPIST-1 system is the largest treasure of terrestrial planets ever detected around a single star.” This discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, revives the quest for life in the Universe.

02/02/2017

Laetitia Delrez used information gathered over a period of four years about discoveries and characterizations of hot Jupiters to complete her thesis. She uncovered a wealth of information about these gas giants that orbit very close to their star.

25/01/2017

The documentary "In Search of Lives in the Universe", broadcast on France 5 television presents - at the end - the discovery, thanks to the TRAPPIST telescopes, of the Trappist-1 planetary system.

14/11/2016

Si la météo le permet, n'hésitez pas à mettre le nez dehors cette nuit car la lune sera jusqu'à 14% plus grosse et 30% plus lumineuse. Un phénomène assez rare puisqu'il n'a plus été observé depuis 70 ans. Mais à quoi est-il d&ucric; ? Voici les explications.