Smash and Grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars

Smash and Grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars

Dying stars that cast off their outer envelopes to form the beautiful yet enigmatic “planetary nebulae” (PNe) have a new ...

June 25, 2019
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Hong Kong scientists join search for alien life, hope to discover whether we are alone in the universe

Hong Kong scientists join search for alien life, hope to discover whether we are alone in the universe

*  The University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory for Space Research specialises in planetary and space science, high-energy ...

April 09, 2019
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HKU Laboratory for Space Research Gains Access to Mainland National Observatory Facilities for the entire Hong Kong Astronomer Community

HKU Laboratory for Space Research Gains Access to Mainland National Observatory Facilities for the entire Hong Kong Astronomer Community

The Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) of The University of Hong Kong strives to play an important role in strategically ...

March 20, 2019
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HKU-ZIRI Laboratory for Space Research Inauguration Workshop

HKU-ZIRI Laboratory for Space Research Inauguration Workshop

To celebrate the inauguration of the new Laboratory for Space Research at HKU-ZIRI a 1-day inauguration workshop was held at ...

December 03, 2018
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Planet discovered orbiting the second closest stellar system to the Earth

Planet discovered orbiting the second closest stellar system to the Earth

Artist’s impression of the planet under the orange tinted light from Barnard’s star. (Image credit: IEEC/Science-Wave - ...

November 15, 2018
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Reaching out for the Moon, Mars and the Stars – HKU sets up laboratory for space research in Greater China

Reaching out for the Moon, Mars and the Stars – HKU sets up laboratory for space research in Greater China

From the left: Key members of HKU Laboratory for Space Research: Acting Director Professor Quentin Parker, and Deputy ...

October 15, 2018
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Dr Michael Pittman received Faculty Award for Teaching Innovations in E-learning 2017-18

Dr Michael Pittman received Faculty Award for Teaching Innovations in E-learning 2017-18

"My teaching approach is centred on inspiring and engaging students because I believe this opens the doors to deeper ...

September 24, 2018
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International team discovers an inside-out nebula surrounds a ‘born-again’ star, shedding light on the late-stage evolution of the Sun

International team discovers an inside-out nebula surrounds a ‘born-again’ star, shedding light on the late-stage evolution of the Sun

Since 2014, Dr Xuan Fang of HKU LSR has been observing the evolution of HuBi 1 using the Spanish flagship telescope Nordic ...

August 16, 2018
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HKU geologist’s discovery of early earth-like seafloor deposits on Mars could provide clues to life’s origins

HKU geologist’s discovery of early earth-like seafloor deposits on Mars could provide clues to life’s origins

Dr Joseph Michalski performing field work in a hydrothermal zone in Iceland. Clues to life’s origins could be found in ...

July 10, 2018
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