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Calar Alto and IAA begin CARMENES assembly

teaserCARMENES instrument will search for Earth-like planets around other stars from Calar Alto Observatory. The staffs of Calar Alto and the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia (IAA) have begun, at IAA headquarters in Granada, the assembly of the first components of this instrument…

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Saturn’s hexagon from Calar Alto and from space

teaser lowResearchers from the Planetary Sciences Group of the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU) unveil some secrets of Saturn’s mysterious hexagonal wave, among them its rotational period, that may be the rotation period of the planet itself. The study, published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, has been based on data taken at Calar Alto Observatory and by the space probe Cassini

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Calar Alto Observatory on strike

CA-logo STRIKE lowCalar Alto Observatory is on strike from March the 27th to April the 2nd, 2014. The call for strike was made by Calar Alto workers, to show their disagreement with the severe cut offs in the Observatory's budget decided by the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the German Max Planck Society (MPG).

 
I Conference on Astronomical Tourism in Andalusia

astro mod1 teaserGranada will host, in April 28th-30th, the I Conference on Astronomical Tourism in Andalusia, a meeting that will join agents from the fields of tourism, science and environmental management, and specialists on scientific public outreach and entrepreneurs as well...

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Ten billion years of cosmic evolution at hand

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On November 14th 2013 the complete data catalogue of ALHAMBRA project was made public: a survey of the cosmos devised to trace the evolution of the universe during the last ten billion years. Developed from Calar Alto Observatory, ALHAMBRA has identified, classified and computed the distance to more than half a million galaxies distributed over eight sky zones…

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