30 students from the Masters in Space Sciences from the Liège University and Cadi Ayyad University from Marrakech spent a week under the starry skies of the Oukaimeden Observatory to live the life of an astronomer.
Just five years ago, astronomers led by Michaël Gillon, researcher at the University of Liège revealed the discovery of one of the most fascinating exoplanetary systems ever observed.
TOI-2257b is an exoplanet described as a temperate "mini-Neptune", about twice the size of Earth, orbiting a cool star in a highly elliptical orbit of 35 days.
While the comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) was approaching its perihelion on January 3 and was visible to the naked eye in the Southern hemisphere, the TRAPPIST-South telescope captured this magnificient image of the comet colorful atmosphere and tail.
On the night of 2 January, the ULiège TRAPPIST-Sud telescope at ESO in Chile photographed the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) moving among the stars in the constellation Orion.
A detailed catalog collected over the past four years with the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory, with the participation of TRAPPIST telescopes from ULiège.
Thanks to the Very Large Telescope of the ESO and with the help of TRAPPIST telescopes, a team of astronomers acquired the sharpest and most detailed images at this day of the triple asteroid Kleopatra
A swirling disc of stars and gas
Precise measurements reveal that the exoplanets of the system discovered by ULiège researchers have remarkably similar densities, which provides new clues about their compositions.
Photo Taken by Emmanuel Jehin with TRAPPIST-North.
The ULiège's TRAPPIST-South telescope, located in Chile, has resumed its activities by pointing its eye on the Triangulum constellation.
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is currently visible naked eye in the Northern hemisphere and passing at its closest distance to the Earth