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Public outreach

AMBER Consortium

Saturday 20 March 2004
Members of the AMBER team
by Fabien Malbet

Laboratories presentation

jeudi 8 avril 2004
Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (version française)
by Denis Mourard

samedi 3 avril 2004
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (version française)
by Christian Perrier

Saturday 3 April 2004
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (English version)
by Christian Perrier

jeudi 1er avril 2004
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique Universitaire de Nice (version française)
by Sylvie Robbe

Thursday 25 March 2004
Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (English version)
by Gerd Weigelt

Wednesday 24 March 2004
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (English version)
by Franco Lisi

Web sites

mercredi 21 janvier 2004
Site web du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (LAOG)

Mittwoch 21 Januar 2004
Web site of the Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR)

mercredi 21 janvier 2004
Site web de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA)

mercoledì 21 Gennaio 2004
Web site of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

mercredi 21 janvier 2004
Site web du Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice (LUAN)

Additional information

mardi 10 février 2004
Activités et équipes du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (version française)
by Agnès Blanc-Senet

Picture Gallery

Wednesday 27 July 2005
AMBER typical snapshots
by Florentin Millour

Monday 11 July 2005
AMBER screenshots
by Fabien Malbet

Friday 11 February 2005
GTO observations 24/25 december 2004
by Florentin Millour

Integration in Grenoble

Thursday 29 January 2004
"Making of" of the Amber movie
by Florentin Millour

Monday 26 January 2004
Guided tour of the AMBER instrument
by Florentin Millour

Friday 16 January 2004
General views of AMBER
by Florentin Millour

Shipment to Paranal

Monday 9 February 2004
Electronic Cabinet Installation in Paranal
by Pierre Kern

Friday 6 February 2004
Amber Shipment to Paranal
by Florentin Millour

Thursday 29 January 2004
AMBER Unmount at Grenoble Observatory
by Florentin Millour

Integration in Paranal

Saturday 27 March 2004
AMBER team at Paranal
by Fabien Malbet

Saturday 27 March 2004
VLT activities and sceneries during the AMBER integration
by Alain Delboulbé , Pierre Kern , Sylvie Robbe , Yves Bresson

Thursday 25 March 2004
Host of AMBER: the VLTI
by Sylvie Robbe , Yves Bresson

Thursday 11 March 2004
6. First observations

Wednesday 10 March 2004
5. Global optical alignments
by Florentin Millour

Wednesday 3 March 2004
4. Installation of the cryogenic pipes
by Sylvie Robbe

Monday 1 March 2004
3. Installation of the spectrograph and the detector
by Sylvie Robbe

Friday 27 February 2004
2. Optical alignment of the warm optics
by Sylvie Robbe

Wednesday 25 February 2004
1. Mounting the warm optomecanics
by Sylvie Robbe

Thursday 19 February 2004
The AMBER AIV web page by Andrea Richichi
by Florentin Millour

First commissioning run

Saturday 5 June 2004
AMBER observes through three 8m telescopes simultaneously
by Fabien Malbet , Romain Petrov

Friday 4 June 2004
First fringes with the VLT unit telescopes
by Fabien Malbet , Romain Petrov

Short presentation

dimanche 13 juin 2004
Bref historique du projet instrumental AMBER
by Fabien Malbet

samedi 28 février 2004
Les objectifs astrophysiques d’AMBER
by Fabien Malbet

mercredi 21 janvier 2004
Chiffres clés de l’instrument AMBER
by Stéphane Lagarde

VLT Interferometer

mardi 2 mars 2004
Histoire brève de l’interférométrie optique en astronomie
by Romain Petrov

Sunday 29 February 2004
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer at ESO

samedi 28 février 2004
Le mode interférométrique du Very Large Telescope européen

Press room

Press releases

mercredi 29 juillet 2009
Sharpest views of Betelgeuse reveal how supergiant stars lose mass.

samedi 18 juillet 2009
Hundred metre virtual telescope captures unique detailed colour image.
by Florentin Millour

jeudi 24 juillet 2008
Watching a ’New Star’ Make the Universe Dusty.
by Florentin Millour

mardi 29 janvier 2008
The Growing-up of a Star
by Florentin Millour

jeudi 27 septembre 2007
Into the Chrysalis
by Florentin Millour

jeudi 31 mai 2007
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
by Florentin Millour

vendredi 23 février 2007
The Sky Through Three Giant Eyes
by Florentin Millour

Wednesday 20 September 2006
ESO Press release "To Be or Not to Be: Is It All About Spinning?"
by Philippe Stee

Monday 3 July 2006
Communiqué de presse CNRS "Le disque autour des étoiles chaudes actives tourne bien comme les planètes autour du Soleil !"
by Philippe Stee

Thursday 24 November 2005
ESO Press release: "Sharp Vision Reveals Intimacy of Stars"
by Fabien Malbet

Journal articles

mardi 28 octobre 2008
AMBER/VLTI dans la revue l’Astronomie, sep. 2008
by Fabien Malbet

vendredi 27 octobre 2006
Alpha Arae dans "Ciel et Espace"

mardi 14 mars 2006
AMBER et WIRCAM font rougir l’Univers

Monday 2 August 2004
Under the sign of Three: AMBER joins the VLTI

Thursday 24 June 2004
Pierre Antonelli: "Construire ensemble l’instrument focal AMBER"

jeudi 5 février 2004
Des instruments pour se rapprocher des étoiles

mercredi 21 janvier 2004
AMBER accentue les forces du Very Large Telecope

Tuesday 20 January 2004
AMBER, the near-infrared / red VLTI focal instrument

Radio broadcasts

mardi 3 août 2004
France Inter "Tout s’explique" (3 août 2004)


samedi 1er mai 2004
FILM : Un interféromètre pour observer la naissance des étoiles
by Jean-Philippe Berger

mercredi 14 avril 2004
FILM : l’instrument AMBER filmé par le CNRS


Monday 12 December 2005
AMBER nominated for the "Prix des ingénieurs de l’année 2005"
by Romain Petrov

News items
Monday 5 December
AMBER in New Scientist
The new AMBER results have been quoted as a top story by the New Scientist magazine of 3 Dec 2005. "Giant eye ready to spot planet birth" by Hazel Muir New Scientist 2528, 12 (3 December 2005) THE clearest views so far of dusty discs surrounding both newborn and ageing stars have been (...)
Monday 11 July
AMBER snapshots
Some snapshots of the control panels of AMBER have been taken during the July 2005 observing with two auxiliary telescopes. Real time display of the visibility, piston and fringe signal-to-noise ratio are displayed.
Sunday 2 May
Movie about interferometry featuring AMBER (in French)
The Physics department of the University of Grenoble (UJF) is making movies to present to students and also partners what research in its labs is made of. Jean-Philippe Berger has written a scenario to explain how to use astronomical interferometers to study star formation. This movie was shot (...)
Monday 5 April
AMBER Press releases
A series of European coordinated press releases about AMBER are coming out today. You can read them at the following links: European Southern Observatory (ESO): Adding New Colours to Interferometry (local copy) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France): Un téléobjectif (...)

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