Helmut Jerjen

"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 am currently teaching at ANU: Stars (ASTR3007) , Astrophysics Research Topic (ASTR3005)

Research Projects for undergraduate Astronomy/Physics Students: link

Observing Utilities
2.3m instructions

My former and current PhD/MPhil/Honours students:

Kyungdo Ko, Honours, February 2024

Ethan Crosby, PhD, June 2022, ongoing

Markus Dirnberger, *MPhil, April 2019, completed October 2023

Dongwon Kim, *PhD completed May 2017

Tye Young, *MPhil completed April 2019

Tammy Roderick , *PhD completed March 2016

Emma Kirby, *PhD completed August 2010*

Shane Walsh, *PhD completed October 2008*

Laura Dunn, *PhD completed December 2007*

Brad Warren, *PhD completed May 2005*

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

Last update: Feb, 2014 - Visitors since 5 July 2011:
free hit counters
free hit counters