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1 January :

The Antennae Galaxies


12 November :

Earth-sized rocky planet orbiting a nearby star

1 November :

Halloween's 'Great Pumpkin' Asteroid

28 October :

Comet 67P (Tchouri) from Earth: peak brightness and coma gases


30 September :

Discovery of two "hot Jupiters" around a binary system

Welcome to the TRAPPIST website!

TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) is a project driven by the Origins in Cosmology and Astrophysics group (OrCA) at the Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography (AGO) of the University of Liège (Belgium), in close collaboration with the Observatory of Geneva (Switzerland). Mostly funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) with the participation of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), TRAPPIST is devoted to the detection and characterization of planets located outside our solar system (exoplanets) and to the study of comets and other small bodies in our solar system. It consists of a 60cm robotic telescope located at the ESO La Silla Observatory in Chile.

You will find on this site information about TRAPPIST. Please take the time to explore it and check regularly for updates. If you have any question please feel free to contact us at the email address below.


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