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CAHA Legacy Survey: Call for Proposals

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Calar Alto Legacy Survey: Call for Proposals

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Calar Alto Mirrors in Space

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The space telescope Herschel is the largest space-borne observatory to date, carrying the biggest astronomical mirror ever launched into orbit. Calar Alto Observatory has participated in a way in this challenging project of the European Space Agency as the company that built the telescope, EADS Astrium (Toulouse, France), relied on Calar Alto facilities and staff to perform the critical operation of applying the reflective aluminum coating to the mirror…

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Calar Alto in "100 Hours of Astronomy" global event

aw80t-banner"100 Hours of Astronomy" is one of the cornerstone projects promoted for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, a worldwide event consisting of an impressive range of public outreach activities offered at live science centres, research institutions, amateur associations and many other places, including open air activities. Calar Alto is taking part in the 24-hour live webcast "Around the World in 80 Telescopes". First-line world observatories will participate in this continuous broadcast the 3rd and 4th of April. Calar Alto time slot is assigned at 22:00 UT the 3rd of April (00:00 Central European Summer Time the 4th of April)...

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Call for ideas for an IFU Legacy Survey at Calar Alto

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Calar Alto observatory is looking for ideas for a legacy survey with the PMAS/PPAK Integral Field Unit, currently the widest field-of-view (74"x64") IFU in the world...

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Near-Earth asteroid discovered from Calar Alto Observatory

teaserAsteroid 2009 DS36 was discovered from Calar Alto Observatory (Spain) in the morning of February 25th 2009. Its fast motion on the sky suggested that it had to be located not too far away from Earth and indeed the preliminary orbit shows that this is a Near-Earth Object (NEO), the first object of this class discovered from Calar Alto. Its estimated diameter is around 15 meters...

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