Helmut Jerjen

Senior Fellow of the Australian National University

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip, K. Dick, 1928-1982)

Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Australian National University
Cotter Road, Weston ACT 2611

Fax : +61 (0)2 6125 02 60
Tel : +61 (0)2 6125 80 38

The Stromlo Milky Way Satellites (SMS) Survey

Publications: ADS (chronologically) or ADS (citation order)

International Meetings

Courses I teach/taught at the ANU: Physics of Galaxies, Galaxies and Cosmology (ASTR3002), Stars and Stellar Systems (ASTR3007).

RSAA Honours Program:
RSAA Honours Program Info
RSAA Honours Courses and Rules for 2011
RSAA Honours Courses and Rules for 2012

Research Projects for undergraduate Astronomy/Physics Students: link

Field Trip for Monash University Students: September 2008

Observing Utilities
2.3m instructions

My PhD students:

Main Supervisor

Tye Young , March 2012, on-going

Tammy Roderick , March 2011, on-going

Emma Kirby, *PhD completed August 2010*, now at ANU

Shane Walsh, *PhD completed October 2008*, now as Magellan Fellow at Las Campanas Observatory

Laura Dunn, *PhD completed December 2007*, now at the Ministry for Transport, VIC

Brad Warren, *PhD completed May 2005*, now at The University of Western Australia


Surya Aniyan , May 2013, on-going

Frederic Vogt, February 2011, on-going

David Nicholls , May 2009, on-going

Bonita de Swardt, *PhD completed July 2009*, now at SAAO

Antoine Bouchard, *PhD completed June 2006*, now at University of Montreal


Emily McNeil, January 2008, *PhD completed December 2010*

Se-Heon Oh, *PhD completed June 2009*, now at University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Eduard Westra, *PhD completed December 2007*

Sebastian Gurovich, *PhD completed August 2006*

Rami Rekola, *PhD completed December 2004*, now at Tuorla Observatory (Finland)

Research Interests and International Projects I am involved:

Dwarf Galaxies: Formation and evolution, morphology, stellar and gas contents, photometric properties

Your meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light,
You common people of the skies;
What are you when the moon shall rise?
love poem by Henry Wotton (17th century)

The First Spiral Structure ever discovered in a Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

Type-specific luminosity functions of galaxies:

Build your own Galaxy LF

Extragalactic distance indicators:

Surface Brightness Fluctuations, SAPAC, TRGB

The 10 Mpc Sphere:

The Local Sphere of Influence , Galaxies in the Local Volume

The dark side of the local universe:

The HIPASS Survey, The Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS)

The bright side of the dark universe:

Optical properties of HI galaxies , Einstein Ring at z=3.773

Galaxy clusters:

3D-Structure of the Virgo cluster , the Fornax cluster

Near-field cosmology:

Search for optically elusive Milky Way satellites

Amusement: A New Element Detected

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