The “Planetary Systems” team at IA focuses its activities around two major branches: Exoplanet research and Solar System atmospheres.
All this research is supported by our strong leading participation in a number of international projects and collaborations, including ESO and ESA projects and missions.

Latest press releases

Jupiter was the target of exoplanet hunter
Published 21 December, 2023 in Outreach

Imagem de Júpiter obtida pela sonda Juno, da NASA, em maio de 2019

For the first time, an instrument to detect planets light-years away was used on an object within the Solar System, in a study on the winds of Jupiter by the... read more ❯
Rare giant exoplanets discovered around gigant stars
Published 15 December, 2023 in Outreach

In two recent scientific papers, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, several "jupiters" were found around giant and intermediate mass stars, a type of stars were... read more ❯

Activities

Upcoming activities

There are no new activities planned yet.

Past activities

4th Planetary Systems Day @ IA

IA planetary systems group is organizing the 4th yearly Planetary Systems Day @ IA. The day will feature presentations of planetary research works being done by the team and external collaborators, plus a presentation and discussion sessions dedicated to the forthcoming ESA space mission PLATO.
Free registration

PoET Workshop 2023

A 2-day workshop with the main goal of discussing The use of the Sun as a proxy for correcting/modelling stellar activity, the role of PoET in this effort and collaborations with other facilities; The detailed instrumental design of PoET; Building a science community around PoET.
Free registration

3rd Planetary Systems Day @ IA

IA planetary systems group is organizing the 3rd of the yearly Planetary Systems Day. The day will feature presentations of planetary research works being done by the team and external collaborators, plus a presentation and discussion sessions dedicated to the forthcoming ESA space mission ARIEL.
Free registration

Projects

CSI

Abstract: Despite the substantial knowledge that has been acquired over the past years, there are still many open questions in the field of Read more

FIERCE (ERC)

FIERCE aims at providing the long-needed step forward to tackle the challenges of stellar activity on the search for Exoearths. The detection and Read more