Jesús Gallego gives the inaugural invited talk at the II International Astronomy Congress in Guatemala

This invited talk was the one that opened the congress, that was held at the Universidad Galileo in Guatemala City. Jesús Gallego reviewed our conception of the cosmos, since the beginning of humanity, the firmament has always attracted us as something distant and unreachable. From the sphere of fixed stars in the book “Del saber…

Searching for a science of origins

Text: Jaime Fernández, Photo: Alfredo Matilla Since the end of 2019, the Professor of Paleontology, Juan Luis Arsuaga, and the Professor of Astrophysics, Jesús Gallego, have been involved in a series of conferences (many of them online during the pandemic) in which they demand the need for a multidisciplinary discipline that investigates the origins of…

Clean room

Brand-new ISO7 clean room at LICA

These days has finished the installation of a brand-new ISO7 clean room at our LICA laboratory. The new facility will allow the manipulation and characterization of high-tech devices that need such level of cleaning. Specifically, LICA is now fully qualified for the work with scientific-level detectors, optical components, and complex instrumental setups. The LICA clean…

Cities at Night – Educational Unit

This didactic unit on the Cities at Night citizen science project aims to generate social awareness about the problem of light pollution, bring scientific research closer to schools and of course encourage young people to participate in the project. This teaching material will allow you to work in the classroom with high school students with…