Currently I am working as an astrophysicist in the scenery village of Ondrejov, close to Prague in Czech Republic.

This website serves practically as a personal (collective) online log/notebook about my whereabouts in Astronomy, my passion and job, day and night!

Feel free to tour around and you may find something interesting or useful perhaps, if not … what the frak … nobody is perfect!


— New proceedings papers: Aret et al. on similarities between B[e]SGs and YHGs, arXiv:1611.04490, Aret et al. on rho Cas outburst, arXiv:1611.04493, and Aret et al. YHG-B[e]SG relation, arXiv: 1611.06044.
— Visiting Tartu Observatory (Estonia), 26 Oct-19 Nov
— New proceedings papers: Maravelias et al. arXiv:1610.00607, Kraus et al. arXiv:1610.05596, Torres et al. 2016, and Kraus et al. 2016 published
— Meet me at NZstars2016 in New Zealand, Nov 28-Dec 2
Current Position
Since August 2014, I am a post-doc researcher in the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and you can find me at the offices of the Stellar Physics Department (or at the 2m telescope dome of the Ondrejov Observatory during many nights!).

I am working with Michaela Kraus on massive stars, investigating how they lose mass in specific evolutionary phases (such as yellow hypergiants, B[e] supergiants, luminous blue variables) and form their environment.

Previously, I obtained my PhD from the Physics Department of the University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) under the guidance of Andreas Zezas, working on High-Mass X-ray Binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud and our Galaxy.

> My research is in Observational Astrophysics, with focus on massive stars, x-ray binaries, stellar populations, exoplanets
> Other interests include Professional-Amateur networking and collaborations, and Openness in Astronomy.


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Stellar Physics Department, Astronomical Institute,
Czech Academy of Sciences
Fricova 298, 251 65, Ondrejov, Czech Republic
tel: (+420) 323 620 143


Night view of the Ondrejov Observatory.