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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…

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Citizen Science on Lockdown

As millions across the globe are having to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus astronomical observation activities are reduced to those we can carry out from our home with instrumentation we happen to have with us.  The lockdown is an exceptional opportunity to measure the effects of the decrease in human activity on the…

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New Street Spectra website

The ActiON pilot project Street Spectra has recently set up an ad hoc new website that serves as a resource for information related to the project. https://streetspectra.actionproject.eu  Explore the website and browse through all the new interesting materials! The home screen offers links to the epicollect5 app from both the Apple store and Google play.…

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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…

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Cristina Cabello gives a talk at the J-PAS RIA Workshop

GUAIX member Cristina Cabello attended the J-PAS RIA Workshop: ‘The Universe in 56 colours: science with the first J-PAS data’ held in Teruel from 2 to 4 December, and gave a talk entitled Studying the properties of low-mass galaxies at z ∼1. How can J-PAS be useful here? This research surveys the Extended Groth Strip…

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Dr. Pascual and Dr. Besadas visited the ESO Headquarters

GUAIX member Dr. Sergio Pascual and Dr. Eva Besadas visited the European Southern Observatory (ESO) headquarters in Garching to attend the Instrument Control Systems Seminar for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). The participation in this seminar is a further step in the effort being made by the GUAIX group to be at the head of…

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Open call for citizen science projects

ACTION is looking for new and ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide. Successful applicants will receive €20,000 to help deliver a six-month pilot with the help of the ACTION team. The funding can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travel, subcontracting to other entities, and indirect expenditure…

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Dr. Sara Cazzoli and Laura Hermosa-Muñoz (IAA) visited the UCM

The researchers Sara Cazzoli and Laura Hermosa have visited this week the department of Earth Physics and Astrophysics, for a scientific collaboration involving IFU data from the new MEGARA instrument with professors Africa Castillo and Armando Gil de Paz. Dr. Sara Cazzoli is researcher at the IAA (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía) and she was…

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Bil Dullo gave a talk at the “Spain in SKA” meeting

“The nuclear activity and central structure of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5322” Bil Dullo attended the ‘SKA in Spain’ meeting at Granada this week with a talk about “The nuclear activity and central structure of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5322”. His contribution showcased best strategies to exploit synergies from a large sample of high-resolution, multi-wavelength data, including from HST (optical and infrared) and…

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