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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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ALHAMBRA-gold data made public: the definitive catalogue to study the evolution of the universe

teaserThe first data sample from the cosmological project ALHAMBRA Survey has just been made public. This is the best available catalogue for the study of the evolution of the cosmos. This first data release, whose publication has been leaded by researchers from the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), has been called ALHAMBRA-gold and it contains one hundred thousand galaxies, twenty thousand stars and one thousand possible active galaxy nuclei. The catalogue, developed at Calar Alto Observatory through observations performed with its Zeiss 3.5 m telescope, involves researchers from many other scientific institutions in Spain...

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A comet under crystal-clear skies

A casual photograph of comet PanSTARRS taken with simple equipment displays the crystal-clear quality of the sky at Calar Alto Observatory...

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A triple quasar discovered

teaserA physical system of three quasars has been discovered, the second of this kind. This finding, based on observations performed at Calar Alto and other observatories, provides clues about the merging processes that led to the formation of massive galaxies in the ancient universe…

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