The weird system of star CVSO 30: two planets at extreme distances

portadaJuly 6th 2016

A direct image has been taken of a planet so far away from his star that it takes twenty-seven thousand years for completing one orbit, and it shares the system with another planet which completes its orbit in just eleven hours.

Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA, MPG/CSIC) 2.2m Telescope and the Astralux camera has been used on this observation campaign.

 

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Susana Diaz commits the Andalusian government support to the continuity of Calar Alto Observatory

portadaMay 4th 2016

The president of Junta de Andalucía has visited the observatory because of the presentation of CARMENES project, which will search for exoplanets where the conditions could allow liquid water.

The president of Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has committed the support from her govern, within the scope of its competences, for the observatory continuity, as its German partner will leave at the end of 2018.

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CALIFA Project culminates with the third data release

portadaApril 11th 2016

Today are released the data that complete the survey and which provide to the international scientific community a unique tool for understanding the structure and evolution of the galaxies.

 

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Visit Calar Alto

Calar Alto opens up its doors to the public

Since March 2016, Calar Alto will allow citizens to visit the observatory either in groups or individually.

Activities will be carried out by the company “Azimuth Education and Scientific Tourism”. Please have a look at their web: http://www.azimuthspain.com in order to book your visit.

   

The Calar Alto Observatory opens up its doors to the public

firmaPortadaMarch 1st 2016

The Spanish-German Astronomical Centre at Calar Alto (CAHA, MPG / CSIC) and the company Azimuth-Education and scientific tourism, have signed an agreement for the management and development of astrotourism and outreach activities from the observatory and its environment

The Calar Alto Observatory, the largest astronomical complex in continental Europe, has signed an agreement with the company Azimuth to develop a program that will allow citizens to visit the observatory and access facilities and instruments that until now have only been available to professionals. Activities will begin this March and will be open for booking, either individually or in groups through the web http://www.azimuthspain.com or by emailing to:

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PlanetCam UPV/EHU camera is fully operational at Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA)

pcam portadaFebruary 12th 2016

The camera aims to study the Solar System objects, but it can also be used for the observation of any object with high gloss that requires a high spatial resolution.

Calar Alto Observatory has a new instrument, the PlanetCam camera that, developed by University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), offers a big spatial and temporal resolution in both the visible and the infrared channels, and that will work at the 1.23 and 2.2 meters telescopes .

 

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