The first meeting of the project MEGARA is being held which is basically an informative and technical discussion of the preliminary design.
Marc Huertas-Company, Faculty at the París 7 University and Paris Meudon Observatory, visited this week our university.
Jaime Zamorano Calvo, GUAIX astronomer and Víctor Manuel Muñoz Marín, student of the International School for Advanced Instrumentation (IScAI) had produced a new report about the Calibration of SQM-L photometers for the NixNox project. These photometers will be used by amateur astronomers around Spain to locate and characterize sites with dark skies well suited to perform astronomical observations.
AstMon-UCM is a new instrument to study the quality of our night sky and the light pollution. This project is being carried out by the Astrophysics Department in collaboration with the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear physics of the UCM.
AstMon, that is located in the UCM Observatory (at the top of the Physics building), uses its CCD camera to take images in different photometric bands. Real time images are available at Cielos de Madrid.
The "UCM-Galaxies" group contributed with 8 out of 31 talks.
The UCM delegation was one of the best represented groups, with two members of the executive committee, one invited talk and an active role both during the scientific sessions and the post-meeting evenings.