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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

ISS paths for future passes over Spain at night

ISS track over Spain (example)

It is easy to see the International Space Station (ISS) from earth when you know where to look. José Gómez Castaño, a collaborator in our Dark Skies research and Light Pollution fight , has prepared a webpage with predictions for ISS next passes over Spain and real time position of the ISS.

Critical Design Review of FRIDA in Mexico

Group picture of people atteding the CDR

Several GUAIX members have participated in the Critical Design Review of the future GTC instrument FRIDA.

First Meeting of Junior Doctors and predoctoral students of Moncloa Campus

On June 29 there was a productive working lunch with the beneficiaries of the International Program for Attracting Talent (PICATA) of Moncloa Campus.

The meeting was successful and allowed the participants to know the work done by its members.

Night Flyby of the Earth from Space

Time Lapse video made with nocturnal images taken by astronauts on board International Space Station (ISS) and dowloaded from the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."

This video was made by Physics students M. Ángeles López Cayuela and Guillermo Martín Martínez who are collaborating in the research on light pollution of GUAIX.

Jennifer Donley visits UCM

On September 13, Dr. Jennifer Donley from STScI gave the talk "Are IR-Luminous AGN Triggered by Major Mergers?" during her visit to Facultad de CC. Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

The picture shows Jenn talking with Almudena Alonso-Herrero and Pablo Pérez-González.

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