Dr. Bernhard R. Brandl

Professor of Infrared AstronomyBernhard Brandl

Sterrewacht Leiden (Leiden University)

P.O. Box 9513, Niels Bohrweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

phone: +31 (0)71 527 5830; fax: +31 (0)71 527 5743

email: brandl@strw.leidenuniv.nl


Professor of Astronomy & Instrumentation

Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Space Engineering, Section Astrodynamics and Space Missions at the Technical University Delft

P.O. Box 5058, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft, The Netherlands

phone: +31 (0)15 278 5163

The contents of this website:

Short CV

Scientific Interests & Current Activities; Starburst_template

Available Jobs & Projects


Download directory

Webmail access (or via TUD: webmail)

...and the most essential web links:

Calendar, AstroWeb, NED, SIMBAD, ADS, astro-ph, Wikipedia, STRW people

DropBox, Google Docs, Overleaf, UL Brightspace, TUD BrightSpace,

 JWST_data_archive, JWST-Docs, JWST-ETC, JWST-News

... and many more useful links

Short CV

Scientific Interests

Scientific research focuses on two main areas: starbursts and instrumentation. The following list includes also links to selected publications.

Current Activities SPIE Field Guide400 Years of Telescopes

Available Jobs and Projects in BRB's Research Group

BRB's research group at Leiden Observatory focuses on starbursts and HII regions, infrared spectroscopy, and astronomical instrumentation. Research projects may be available, both science projects and projects on astronomical instrumentation.

The current group members are:


Information on the BSc and MSc program at Leiden Observatory

Info and Access: TUD Onderwijs Info, Sterrewacht info for lecturers,

Spring 2022:  Detection of Light

Past courses: Modern Research in Astronomy: Exoplanets (2004), Galaxy Formation and Evolution (2005), Stellar Evolution (2006), Detection of Light (2007), Astronomische Waarneemtechnieken (2008), Detection of Light (2009), Astronomische Waarneemtechnieken (2010), Astronomische Waarneemtechnieken (2011), Astronomische Waarneemtechnieken (2012), Introduction to Astronomy @ TUD (2013), Observing Techniques at Medellin (2013), Introduction to Astronomy @ TUD (2014), Bachelor Onderzoek (2013), Bachelor Onderzoek (2015),  Detection of Light (2015),  Detection of Light (2016),  Detection of Light (2017), Detection of Light (2018), Detection of Light (2020),  Detection of Light (2021)

Teaching related: Teaching astronomy to school kids, Astronomy Picture Of the Day, Ask an Astronomer, AstroNews, TurningPoint

Lots of useful links:

 Astro-ph submission, IRSA, ESO_archive, ESO_Portal, CASSIS, MC_Newsletter, Zenit, ASTRONET, KNAW

Tools: Infrared lines, Atomic lines, ITERA, Infrared units, mid-IR resources, MIR SFR indicators, Cosmology calculator, Astrophysics_calculator, Wavelength converter, Spectral flux, Magnitude systems, Object visibility1, Object visibility2

Computing: Python, Software-Carpentry, winmail attachments

WikiSky, PDRs, SB_models, Statistics, Quantum physics, Open clusters,

Departments: Groningen, Amsterdam, NOVA O/IR, ASTRON, MPIA, MPE, ATC, ESO, ESTEC, SSC, Lorentz Center

Meetings, Citrix remote access, UL Service Portal, Zaal reserviering, EU calls/H2020

Transport: Google maps, NS, Mijn_NS, 9292, Connexxion, DB, KLM, Lufthansa, USAir, EasyJet, Transavia, GoEuro, CheapTickets, Fietsrouteplanner

Misc.: Der Spiegel, Dictionary, Translator, Exchange rates, Buienradar, DjangoReinhardt, Job_Rumours, GoudenGids, Biathlon, Why JWST, El_Rafa, Public talk @ Medellin

Last modification on Wednesday, 1-Feb-2020 10:43

by Bernhard Brandl