The Foundation for Polish Science Prize 2021 goes to the leader of the Araucaria Project for the precise distance determination to the Large Magellanic Cloud.
We used a new method of distance determination, based on carbon AGB stars, to derive distances to nine galaxies in the Local and Sculptor Group.
Araucaria members explain our scientific work in episode 117 of Polish outreach series about astronomy, Astronarium.
This exact day 15 years ago we published a paper that became a setting stone for our long-lasting project on improving the calibration of the cosmic distance scale in the local Universe.
An international team of astronomers within the Araucaria Project measured the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with an exceptional accuracy of 1%.
Carina distance from near-infrared photometry of RR Lyrae stars.
LMC distance determined with the accuracy of 2% using binary systems composed of giants.
SMC distance determined with the accuracy of 3% using binary systems composed of giants.