Activities

Conference participation:

  • 1-5 November 2021: The Origin of Outflows in Evolved Stars IAU Symposium 366, Virtual Meeting
    Talk: “Introducing the ASSESS project: Episodic Mass Loss in Evolved Massive Stars: Key to Understanding the Explosive Early Universe” – Alceste Bonanos
    Poster: “Studying evolved massive stars in nearby galaxies using a photometric machine-learning classifier – Grigoris Maravelias [poster link]
  • 5 – 8 July 2021: The 15th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, Virtual
    Talk: “Applying machine-learning methods to build a photometric classifier for massive stars in nearby galaxies” – Grigoris Maravelias [YouTube link]
    Talk: “Spectral analysis of evolved massive stars in the SMC and LMC” – Stephan de Wit [YouTube link]
    Talk: “Evolved massive stars in the Magellanic Clouds” – Ming Yang [YouTube link]
    Poster: “Bouncing against the Yellow Void – the case of rho Cas” – Grigoris Maravelias [YouTube link]
  • 28 June – 2 July, 2021: European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual
    Plenary Talk: “New developments and challenges in massive star evolution ” – Alceste Bonanos
    Poster: “Applying machine-learning methods to build a photometric classifier for massive stars in nearby galaxies” – Grigoris Maravelias [poster link]
    Poster: “Evolved massive stars in the Magellanic Clouds” – Ming Yang [poster link]
    Poster: “A new automated tool for the spectral classification of OB stars” – Elias Kyritsis (incl. Grigoris Maravelias) [poster link]
  • September 9-13, 2019: Workshop: A Synoptic View of the Magellanic Clouds – VMC, Gaia and Beyond, Garching, Germany,
    Talk: “Evolved massive stars in the Magellanic Clouds” – Ming Yang
  • July 17-19, 2019: Computational Intelligence in Remote Sensing and Astrophysics workshop, FORTH, Crete, Greece,
    Talk: “Automated classification of massive stars in nearby galaxies” – Grigoris Maravelias
  • July 8-11, 2019: 14th Hellenic Astronomical Conference, Volos, Greece
    Talk: “Automated classification of massive stars in nearby galaxies” – Grigoris Maravelias
  • June 24-28, 2019: EWASS 2019, SS17, Lyon, France
    Talk: “The key ingredients: mass, binarity and mass loss” – Alceste Bonanos
  • June 3-8, 2019: Supernova Remnants II, Crete, Greece
    Poster: “Identifying massive stars in nearby galaxies, in a smart way” – Grigoris Maravelias
    Poster: “Evolved Massive Stars at Low-metallicity: A Source Catalog for the Small Magellanic Cloud” – Ming Yang

Observing Runs:

  • 2020
    ✔ 39 hours at 8m VLT-ESO (Period 105)
    ✔ 42 hours at 10.4m GTC (Semester 2020A)
  • 2018 – present
    ✔ ~4 hours at 6.5m Baade-LCO (engineering time)

Workshop Organization:

Dissemination activities:

  • November 1-3, 2019: 11th Panhellenic Conference on Amateur Astronomy, Volos, Greece
    Talk: “rho Cas and its 2013 outburst – comparing visual to digital observations” – Grigoris Maravelias