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IEEC
10/03/2017
Un experiment de l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE-IEEC) per fer mesures de pluja intensa es posarà en òrbita a finals del 2017 [NOT TRANSLATED]
L’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai i l’Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (ICE-CSIC/IEEC), que està situat al Campus de la UAB, realitzarà un experiment a bord del satèl·lit espanyol PAZ per intentar, per primer cop, mesurar els perfils verticals de les pluges intenses utilitzant els senyals transmesos pels satèl·lits de navegació global (GPS). Aquest experiment, anomenat Radio Ocultacions i Precipitació Intensa a bord de PAZ (ROHP-PAZ, acrònim en anglès) permetrà demostrar un nou mètode de mesura ideat per el grup d’observació de la Terra de l’ICE-CSIC/IEEC.
IEEC
06/02/2017
The IEEC turns 21
Today, February 6 is the anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) as a reference center for space research in Catalonia. More than two decades dedicated to knowing the Universe, participating in several space missions of the different space agencies, and contributing in a relevant way in the knowledge of astrophysics and astronomy.
IEEC
01/02/2017
The Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) joins the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
The Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) has joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, together with IFAE, CIEMAT and IFT/UAM, in what the Barcelona-Madrid Group. It has also joined LSST’s Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) to contribute in dark matter and dark energy research.
03/01/2017
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory discovers its first exoplanet
The new exoplanet, named XO-6b, is a hot Jupiter orbiting a rapidly rotating star
IEEC
19/12/2016
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory discovers its first exoplanet
The new exoplanet, named XO-6b, is a hot Jupiter orbiting a rapidly rotating star
IEEC
14/12/2016
Carbonaceous chondrites shed light on the origins of life in the universe
A study of the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) discovers that the minerals which make up this type of meteorite can synthesise certain complex organic compounds in the presence of water and formamide
IEEC
10/11/2016
MAGIC observes a gravitational lens at very high energies
Scientists working with the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) observatory report the discovery of the most distant gamma-ray source ever observed at very high energies, thanks to the “replay” of an enormous flare by a galactic gravitational lens as foreseen by Einstein’s General Relativity.
IEEC
08/11/2016
Two microlenses in the arms of the Milky Way, image of the week of the Gaia mission
The detection of these events has been possible to the collaboration between Gaia and about thirty terrestrial observatories among which is the OAdM
IEEC
07/11/2016
IEEC celebrates its 20th anniversary with the lecture series “Discovering the Universe” at CosmoCaixa
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) turns 20. Two decades dedicated to know the universe. The four units that form the IEEC: The Institute of Cosmos (UB) Science, the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC), the Centre for Studies and Space Research (UAB) and the research group in Science and Technology of the Space (UPC) have participated during these 20 years in various space missions of different space agencies and have contributed significantly to the knowledge of astrophysics and astronomy.
IEEC
21/10/2016
NVDIA grants a project from the Gravitational Astronomy group at the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CISC)
NVIDIA Corporation, an American Technology company specialised in the design and development of graphics processing units (GPUs), has as awarded a GPU Grant of its Academic programs, proposed by Lluís Gesa and Carlos F. Sopuerta project, researchers from the Gravitational Astronomy group at Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC).
IEEC
06/10/2016
More than 400 visitors during the OAdM open days
On Sunday May 1st, the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) first opened its doors to the public with a series of open days. During the summer months, the OAdM repeat those visits six more sundays
IEEC
15/09/2016
Gaia presents the most accurate map of the Universe
Wednesday September 14, the European Space Agency (ESA) has published the first data for Gaia mission, an astrometry mission aiming to create the most precise map of stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
IEEC
15/07/2016
The most precise 3D map of galaxies supports the standard cosmological model
A team of researchers from the collaboration Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) have presented this week the latest results obtained from the map obtained by the consortium with data collected over the past ten years. The analysis of the data has been carried out by researchers of this collaboration, including a team from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences at the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, IEEC-UB).
15/07/2016
The Joan Oró Telescope obtains the Gaia-GOSA certificate
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IEEC
22/06/2016
Asteroid Day. Are we able to divert potentially hazardous asteroids?
Next June 30 is the Asteroid International Day which celebrates the largest asteroid impact known until now on Earth. It was Tunguska in 1908. In this context, the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), the Royal Academy Science and Arts of Barcelona, the Academia Europaea and the Astronomical Association of Sant Cugat-Valldoreix (AASCV) have organized an outreach event about initiatives undertaken by scientists and space agencies to increase our ability to predict and mitigate the effects of potential impact of an asteroid on Earth.
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