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UCM group of Extragalactic astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation
Dept. Astrofísica y CC de la Atmósfera   Univ. Complutense de Madrid
Research lines:
Local star-forming galaxies
Galaxy models
Surveys Databases
SHARDS project
Stellar libraries
Early-type galaxies
Meteors and Fireballs
Dark Skies
Instrumental developments:
MEGARA:Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía
EMIR: Espectrógrafo Multiobjeto en el InfraRrojo
FRIDA: inFrared Imager and Dissector for Adaptative optics

Publicación del artículo e imágenes ineditas del bólido del 13 de julio de 2012

Como ya contamos en nuestra noticia, el 13 de julio ocurrió cerca de Madrid el bólido más importante acaecido hasta la fecha que haya podido ser registrado en vídeo dentrod e la peninsula ibérica.

Bolido 13 de julio de 2012 desde las cámaras de la DGT

Obama honors UCSC's Sandra Faber with nation's top science award

 

Faber, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), was honored for her contributions to scientific progress in understanding the history and structure of the universe. She was among 12 eminent researchers presented with the 2011 National Medal of Science Friday ceremony, along with 11 inventors honored with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Professors Faber and Koo have a world class research group (the DEEP team) that exploits Hubble Space Telescope, Keck telescopes and other top infrastructures to study the formation and evolution of galaxies. GUAIX researchers maintain a close collaboration with DEEP since 1989, with frequent visits and common projects. Prof. Gorgas, Gallego, Cardiel, Cenarro, Barro and Toloba have been postdoctoral researchers at UCSC, and several GUAIX members belong to the DEEP and CANDELS international collaborations.

Congratulations Sandy !

Read the full story at Santa Cruz Sentinel and  UCSC Newscenter

UCM expedition to the 2012 Australia total solar eclipse

The UCM expedition to the total solar eclipse november 14th departs for Australia.

UCM expedition logo

Follow the progress of this adventure at http://eclipseucm.blogspot.com.es/

The UCM expedition members are J. Zamorano, J. Izquierdo, A. Sánchez de Miguel and M.J. de Miguel. The project is a collaboration with the Astronomy Department ofthe University of Florida. http://www.astro.ufl.edu/

 

La Península iluminada por el bólido más brillante jamás detectado desde España

Espectacular desintegración de un fragmento de cometa

¡¡Consulta la actualización!!

 

 

La desintegración de un fragmento de origen cometario sobre la provincia de Madrid provocó un enorme destello que iluminó el centro del país el pasado 13 de julio de 2012. El brillo fue tan intenso que el evento pudo contemplarse desde toda la Península Ibérica. De hecho, en una fracción de segundo en la zona centro el cielo nocturno se iluminó como si fuese de día. 

Elisa Toloba and Juan Carlos Muñoz SEA Prize for best PhD dissertation

Elisa Toloba Jurado, Consolider-GTC member of the Galaxies-UCM team, was awarded the prize of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) for the best dissertation of 2011: "The Origin of Dwarf Early-Type Galaxies."

Previously, the SEA awarded another Consolider-GTC researcher and member of GUAIX, Juan Carlos Muñoz, the prize for best thesis read in 2010. Both belong to the Department of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). From here, we would like to congratulate Elisa on the obtaining of this award.

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