Tuorla Observatory

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Secretary Sirpa Reinikainen, Tel: +358 2 333 8221

Tuorla Observatory is a division of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Turku. We are in close collaboration with the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO: FINCA.


Seminar programme ---  Friday, 24th October 2014, at 12:30 pm:   Dmitry Yakovlev (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg):  on  "Statistical studies of thermal evolution of neutron stars"

Latest news

18th April 2013 Brightest ever observed gamma-ray flare from blazar Markarian 421. The very high energy gamma-rays were observed by the MAGIC telescopes located in Canary Island of La Palma. The results were obtained by researchers from Tuorla Observatory and Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (Elina Lindfors, Kari Nilsson, Riho Reinthal, Aimo Sillänpää and Leo Takalo). The extraordinary flaring event is currently followed by all blazar researchers. Riho Reinthal, PhD student in Tuorla Observatory, has been following the source closely with the optical KVA telescope at La Palma, and the observations show that the source has also reached historical high state in optical. The historical high state has also get attention in the media and was reported in the BBC news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22162806).

Turun yliopiston sivujen uutinen aiheesta suomeksi.

14th December 2012 Using computer simulations, scientists from Hawaii and Seppo Mikkola from Tuorla observatory have figured out how wide binary stars, two stars that orbit each other at a distance up to a light-year, form. The results were published in the Nature Letter (nature11662).

5th October 2012 European Southern Observatory (ESO) 50-vuotisjuhlallisuudet Suomen ESO-keskuksessa Tuorlan Observatoriossa 5.10.2012
Päivän tarkempi ohjelma löytyy täältä
The European Southern Observatory celebrates its 50th anniversary on 5th of October 2012

10th September 2012 New supernova observations shed light on the starformation history of the universe.

6th June 2012
Recorded video stream of transit of Venus from Tuorla Observatory and time lapse video from ESA proba-2 satellite, taken with SWAP instrument, Credit: Tuorla staff and Credit: ESA/ROB

21st October 2011 New planets discovered!

15th October 2011 Elizaveta Rastorgueva's thesis defence took place in the Quantum building (Physics Department) on Saturday 15th October 2011 at 12:00.

19th-20th March 2011 Open House Days on 19th-20th March 2011 in Tuorla Observatory and Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO

13th January 2011 First results of the Planck mission of the European Space Agency have been published.

6th January 2011 MAGIC collaboration announces a discovery of very high energy gamma-rays from BL Lac object 1ES 1215+303.