VVV-WIT-05: Nova or Supernova in the Milky Way?

ATel #8869; R. K. Saito (Universidade Federal de Sergipe), D. Minniti (Univ. Andres Bello, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Vatican Observatory), M. Catelan (Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics), J. C. Beamin (Univ. de Valparaiso, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics), R. Contreras Ramos (Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile) on 25 [...]

Master theses on VVV

The Master program in astrophysics at Universidad de Valparaíso announces two graduated students using VVV data for variability and paralaxes; Nicolas Medina, supervised by prof. Jordanka Borissova and Vicente Villanueva, supervised by prof. Radostin Kurtev. Congratulations to Nicolás and Vicente, as both graduated summa cum laude.       0ther graduate thesis on VVV  

VVV at Tecnociencia S3E10

On 2013, Andrea Obaid and Cristian Campos, partners at the tv show Tecnociencia, casted the 10th episode of the 3rd season of their program. The first part was about astronomy; the VVV Survey and the VISTA telescope at Paranal, and about the planet hunting done from Chile, in which they interview Dante Minniti, our P.I. [...]

eso1542 — Science Release 28 October 2015

VISTA Discovers New Component of Milky Way Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary in brightness called Cepheids, a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central [...]

observations completed!

Progress of VVV observations 17.10.2015 As of October 17, 2015 the observations for VVV are complete. Run 179B.2002(B): YZJHK + 5 Ks-epochs for Bulge & Disk 300 hours, completed Run 179B.2002(C): 12 additional Ks-epochs for all Bulge tiles, 8 more Ks-epochs for the Disk tiles 292 hours, competed Run 179B.2002(D): Bulge in Ks only, selected [...]