A number of POEMS team members from the Astronomical Institute in Ondřejov, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Universidad de Valparaíso participated in an online Zoom meeting held on 27 July 2020. We discussed about the latest progress in stellar wind and disk modeling as well as about the status and progress of the acquisition and analysis of optical imaging and infrared spectroscopic data needed for POEMS. Moreover, we developped strategies for the dissemination of our latest results. In particular, we discussed about preparation of presentations that will be submitted for the virtual national Astronomy Meetings that will be held in Argentina in October 2020 and in Chile in December 2020.
A number of people from the Astronomical Institute in Ondřejov were listening to the talks and poster sessions at the MOBSTER-1 virtual conference, and Olga Maryeva actively participated and presented a poster entitled "CPD-64 2731: a massive spun-up and rejuvenated high-velocity runaway star". She introduced her poster in a short "flash-talk" and answered questions later on in a Zoom chat-room.
The Perek 2-m telescope of the Astronomical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, which is one of the most important telescopes used for the data collection within the frame of POEMS, underwent a major upgrade. The old mirror-based optics have been replaced with fibers, enhancing significantly the efficiency of the throughput. In addition, a photometric camera has been added. After this successful upgrade, the telescope is ready to continue providing data for our project.
The inauguration of the telescope was held on 2020 June 26. For this purpose, a press conference was given during which Michaela Kraus highlighted the POEMS project to the press and TV present during that event.
Olga Maryeva was invited on 26. February 2020 to present a seminar talk entitled "Romano's star - why we continue to study it" at the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague, where she presented her new research results on this fascinating LBV/post-LBV object.
On 20. January 2020 our POEMS team member Olga Maryeva was awarded the Jan Frič price for the year 2019. She obtained this award for her excellent research results in the field of "Massive stars in late evolutionary stages and their environment".
After she has been awarded the price, she provided a lecture summarizing her research results. Olga's research focuses on two types of evolved massive stars: the transition phases of Luminous Blue Variables and Wolf-Rayet stars.
Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prepared their new calendar for the year 2020 in which they devoted the project presented in June to POEMS.
On Friday, 22 November 2019, Dr. Julieta Sánchez Arias from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, presented the second popular science talk at the Planetarium of La Plata. During her presentation entitled "Stellar Concert" ("Concierto estelar") she introduced the public into the challenges of modeling a special type of pulsating stars, the so-called hybrid δ Scuti/γ Dor stars, and the analysis of their light-curves.
On Friday, 15 November 2019, Dr. Alejandra Daniela Romero from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, presented the first popular science talk at the Planetarium of La Plata. During her presentation entitled "Earthquakes in Stars" ("Sismos en las estrellas") she introduced the public to the general field of stellar pulsations in white dwarf stars, and the similarity of studying pulsations in these old stars with studying palaeontology on Earth.
The Summer School entitled "Pulsations Along Stellar Evolution" was organized within the frame of the La Plata International School (LAPIS) series. It took place at the Facultad de Ciencas Astrónmicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, from 11. - 22. Nov 2019.Inauguration of the Summer School.
The aim of this Summer School was to train the next generation of researchers in the field of stellar pulsations and to sensitize them for the importance of asteroseismology for our understanding of stellar structure and the evolution of stars.
The subject of the Summer School was chosen according to one of the main research topics within POEMS, i.e., pulsations and their relation to and influence on driving mass-loss, especially in evolved massive stars. The scope of the School was not limited to the main research topics spanned by POEMS, but was kept much broader, covering pulsating stars in diverse evolutionary stages.
In total, members from six different institutes involved in POEMS have been actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the Summer School. Four of the eight teachers who provided dedicated classes and exercises related to their research fields and competences are active POEMS members from ASU, PUCV, UGOE, and UNLP. The other four teachers had been invited based on their fields of expertise in order to provide a greater diversity of topics related to stellar pulsations and to complement the fields covered by the POEMS teachers.Members of POEMS from ASU, PUCV, UNLP, UGOE, UV, and ON that have been actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the Summer School.
The topic of the school attracted participants from 13 different countries all over the world. Quite naturally for a school that was organized in Argentina, the majority of participants came from Latin-America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Nicaragua), but we also had participants from several European countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, and United Kingdom) as well as from Asia (Georgia), Africa (Egypt), Australia, and the United States of America.Group Photo.
Within the frame of the Summer School, two public talks related to stellar pulsations have been presented at the Planetarium of La Plata that attracted many visitors.
Alex Gormaz-Matamala from UV visits ASU (29. July - 28. October 2020)
POEMS team members from ASU, UV, and UNLP met virtually on 27 July 2020 to discuss about progess in science
Olga Maryeva presented a virtual poster at the MOBSTER-1 virtual conference: Stellar variability as a probe of magnetic fields in massive star, 12-17 July 2020
Presentation of POEMS during the Press Conference on the occasion of the inauguration of the Perek 2-m telescope
Olga Maryeva presented a seminar talk at the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague (26. February 2020)
Olga Maryeva was awarded the Jan Frič price (20. January 2020)
POEMS made it to the 2020 Calendar of Observatório Nacional
Alejandra Christen from PUCV visits ROB (1. Feb - 17. March 2020)
Michel Curé from UV visits ROB (24. Jan - 17. March 2020)
Alex Gormaz-Matamala from UV visits ASU (5. Jan - 4. July 2020)
Dr. Julieta Sánchez Arias from UNLP presented a popular science talk entitled "Stellar Concert" ("Concierto estelar") at the Planetarium of La Plata on Friday, 22 November 2019.
Dr. Alejandra Daniela Romero from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, presented a popular science talk entitled "Earthquakes in Stars" ("Sismos en las estrellas") at the Planetarium of La Plata on Friday, 15 November 2019.
On Monday started our Summer School "VIII LAPIS: Pulsations Along Stellar Evolution" at UNLP (11.-22. Nov 2019)
Wolfgang Glatzel from UGOE visists UNLP (2. Nov - 1. Dec 2019)
Michaela Kraus from ASU visists UNLP (28. Oct - 13. Dec 2019)
Janmammad Rustamov from ShAO visists TO (1. Oct - 30. Dec 2019)
Janmammad Rustamov and Aynur Abdulkarimova participate at the international conference Physics of Stars and Planets: Atmospheres, Activity, Magnetic fields, 16.-20. September 2019, Azerbaijan
Anna Aret from TO visists UNLP (12. Sep - 11. Dec 2019)
Despina Panoglou from ON visists ASU (4. Sep - 4. Oct 2019)
Tõnis Eenmäe from TO visits ASU (2.-6. Sep 2019)
Anna Aret from TO presented a popular lecture at the XXIV Annual meeting of Estonian astronomy enthusiasts, 7.-11. August 2019, Jäneda, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia
Lydia Cidale from UNLP visists ASU (26. Jul - 11. Sep 2019)
Sabina Mammadova from ShAO visists ASU (15. - 30. Jul 2019)
Olga Maryeva participates at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS), 24.-28. June 2019, Lyon, France
Yanina Cochetti from UNLP visists ASU (22. Jun - 4. Oct 2019)
Days of Sun at TO (8. June 2019)
Alejandra Christen from PUCV was invited to present a testimonial at the H2020 Info Day in Santiago, Chile (6-7. June 2019)
Gunay Hajiyeva from ShAO visists TO (23. May - 20. Jun 2019)
Michaela Kraus presented a seminar talk at the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague (22. May 2019)
Days of the open doors at ASU (17. - 19. May 2019)
Dieter Nickeler presented a seminar talk at the Mathematical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (17. May 2019)
Tõnis Eenmäe from TO visits ON (6. May - 8. Jun 2019)
Maja Vučković from UV visits ASU (5. May - 22. Jun 2019)
Rodolfo Vallverdú from UNLP visits ASU (24. Apr - 27. Jun 2019)
Tõnis Eenmäe from TO visits UV (5. Apr - 5. May 2019)
Aynur Abdulkarimova from ShAO visists TO (27. March - 27. May 2019)
Dieter Nickeler and Michaela Kraus participate at the DPG Spring Meeting in Munich, Germany (17. - 22. March 2019)
Tõnis Eenmäe from TO visits UNLP (5. Mar - 4. Apr 2019)
Alex Gormaz-Matamala from UV visits ROB (3. Mar - 4. May 2019)
Project's Logo created on 24. Jan 2019
Michaela Kraus participates at the Coordinators' Day in Brussels (17.-18. Jan 2019)
Olga Maryeva from ASU visits ShAO (16. Jan -23. Feb 2019)