Calar Alto Observatory, CSIC and University of Seville sign an action protocol to promote educational and scientific-technological activities in the field of astronomy.
With this protocol, University of Seville, CSIC (through the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía) and Calar Alto Astronomical Center agree developing a joint plan of academic, scientific, technical and social activities, as a reflection of their commitment with the outreach and the progress of the Astronomy in the university and social sphere.
Calar Alto Observatory is located at the Sierra de los Filabres, north of Almería (Andalucía, Spain). It is jointly operated by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC).
The observatory has four telescopes of 3.5m, 2.2m, 1.23m and 0.8m of aperture, with a wide range of instrumentation available. For the 2 main telescopes (3.5m and 2.2m) open time is offered and it can be requested through biannual calls. This is the most important observatory in Europe mainland and it has the biggest telescopes in Europe mainland.
Calar Alto leads large scientific projects as CARMENES which involves high resolution astronomy and the developing of forefront instrumentation as spectrometers unique worldwide.
The agreement involves the scientific-technical collaboration in the fields of engineering, optics and astrophysics; activities oriented to the integration of students from the University of Seville in technical developing and advanced instrumentation projects; activities destined to the academic collaboration and, finally, activities oriented to the astronomy outreach.
The German-Spanish Calar Alto Observatory is located at Sierra de los Filabres, north of Almería (Andalucía, Spain). It is jointly operated by the Instituto Max Planck de Astronomía in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) in Granada, Spain. Calar Alto has three telescopes with apertures of 1.23m, 2.2m and 3.5m. A 1.5m aperture telescope, also located at the mountain, is operated under control of the Observatorio de Madrid.
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