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Tartu Observatory invites students and all other interested parties to participate in the MOOC course of the University of Tartu, where remote sensing tools are used to solve case studies.
13.09.2022
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All university members are invited to nominate candidates who would deserve to be awarded the university's honorary decoration for their outstanding achievements.
07.09.2022
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On Monday, the opening ceremony of the 2022/2023 academic year takes place in front of the University of Tartu main building. Everyone is invited to rally in support of higher education funding.
23.08.2022
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On Friday, July 1, the Tartu Observatory of the University of Tartu opened a center for the simulation of space missions called Space Bunker.
06.07.2022
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The annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) was held in Vienna on May 23-27, 2022 with a focus on climate change.
30.06.2022
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According to the universities’ reputation survey people of all age groups consider the University of Tartu to be Estonia’s most reputable higher education institution.
27.06.2022
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University of Tartu starts the project "Climate awareness from school to society: empowering children, youth and teachers to reduce the effects of climate change" with partners.
15.06.2022
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The Living Planet conference 2022 took place in beautiful green Bonn from 22 to 27 May. Ten employees from the observatory were present, from first-time attendees to veterans.
06.06.2022
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an Peter’s retrospective analysis of the last 25 years asks: are European forests currently experiencing a shift in climate-related mortality?
03.06.2022
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Until October 2022, all UT members can take one free Coursera course. Students can also use it towards the completion of their curriculum if they wish.
26.04.2022
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On Wednesday, 27 April, a webinar on the Ukrainian language and culture took place on Worksup.
19.04.2022
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On Thursday, 31 March, from 16:15–18:00, a panel discussion on the Russian-Ukrainian war takes place at the Delta Centre.
29.03.2022
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Information to the university family during the war in Ukraine
25.02.2022
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The Digital Cleanup Week takes place at the university this week and all members of the university are invited to declutter their personal or their unit’s digital life to move in small but effective steps towards a greener university.
24.01.2022
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30.12.2021
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Starting from this Sunday, everyone can explore the Mars Rover's Test Base at the Town Hall Square in Tartu. The test base is located in a glass pavilion and in it, a miniature rover will be driving on a surface that mimics the one of the red planet. The test base will bring Mars closer to people as it might be the second planet in our Solar System that human will set foot on.

25.11.2021
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On Thursday, November 4, Tartu Observatory's Engineer Teet Kuutma successfully defended his PhD dissertation "Galaxies and non-galactic baryons in cosmic filaments". The defence gained him a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Tartu. The defence took place both in person at Tartu Observatory in Tõravere and virtually in Zoom.

Supervisor:
Dr. Antti Tamm, Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu,

Opponent:
Dr. Pasi Nurmi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku
 

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05.11.2021
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03.11.2021
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The current era can be called the Golden Age of remote sensing. Never before has there been such an abundance of remote sensing data as it is now. In addition, most of these data are available free of charge. However, to draw reliable conclusions from the data, it is necessary to ensure that all direct and indirect remote sensing measurements are correctly calibrated and validated.

02.11.2021
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The university aims to keep studies open as long as possible, which is why stronger safety measures are imposed.

Safe distancing should be maintained between people during classes, in public rooms and all, including those who are vaccinated, must wear masks in the university buildings. Only protective masks, not scarves or visors, may be used to cover the nose and mouth.

01.11.2021
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