The Messenger Astronomical News

Report on the ESO Workshop “Imaging of Stellar Surfaces”

  • Wittkowski, Markus [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Humphreys, Liz [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Astronomical News

There have recently been tremendous advances in observational techniques enabling the resolution of the surfaces of stars other than the Sun. Current VLTI instruments, SPHERE on the VLT, and ALMA, as well as other interferometric facilities, have recently succeeded in resolving stellar surfaces. The workshop aimed to bring together observers specialising in different techniques and wavelength regimes, and theoreticians working on stellar atmospheres and stellar structure. We aimed to organise a focused workshop with ample time devoted to the discussion of recent images of stellar surfaces and their extended atmospheres out to a few stellar radii, as well as observational strategies and the relevant underlying physical processes. The workshop was the first to be held in the seminar room of the new ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, and it was also the first workshop for which the new code of conduct for ESO workshops & conferences was in place

Created: 2018-06-01/2018-06-30
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Cite this article:

M. Wittkowski, L. Humphreys; Report on the ESO Workshop "Imaging of Stellar Surfaces". The Messenger 172 (June 2018): 35–39.