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

Rainbow database via Google Maps

Rainbow Sky Maps in GOODS-S (CANDELS flavor)The Rainbow Cosmological Surveys database, operated by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), partnered with the University of California Observatories at Santa Cruz (UCO/Lick,UCSC), is now using Google Maps to navigate through the Universe. The new Rainbow Sky Maps offer the possibility to see the deepest images of the Universe, and access all the information about the most distant galaxies known.

The Rainbow database is a compilation of astronomical data obtained by the largest extragalactic surveys, such as GOODS, CANDELS or SHARDS, using some of the most powerful telescopes, such as Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and GTC.

Check the new Rainbow feature in the CANDELS GOODS-S region

Astrofísica del siglo XXI: a UCM summer course

Pedro Duque during his talk

During the week of 15 to 19 July, Jesús Gallego and África Castillo coordinated the UCM summer course "Astrofísica del siglo XXI: la ciencia del Universo". In five days, the 53 assistants had the opportunity of knowing the last news from all fields of research in Astrophysics. Invited speakers were Rafael Bachiller, Jordi Torra, Álvaro Giménez, Xavier Barcons and Pedro Duque among others.
Follow the link to see the PICTURES

The UCM has produced several Press Releases related with this course:

Evolución del gasto en alumbrado público en España

Utilizando imágenes de satélite, miembros del Departamento de Astrofísica y Ciencias de la Atmósfera de la Universidad Complutense han reconstruido la evolución del gasto en alumbrado público entre los años 1992 y 2012. Su informe muestra como se ha doblado el coste debido a los cambios de tarifa y al crecimiento en los pequeños municipios.

Observations at WHT and Outreach Time lapse.



Time lapse of stay by two researchers at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma).A. Sánchez de Miguel and F. Ocaña)

You can see the nightfall, the Milky Way, the moonset, as domes move Willan telescopes Herschel Telescope (WHT), Grantecan NOT and TNG.

The images were taken during midnights granted as  Director Time at the WHT. 17,18 and May 19, 2013.

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