Gaia DR2 bulk catalogue available in FAPEC format
The Gaia group at the Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC – ICCUB), in cooperation with DAPCOM Data Services S.L. (a technological spin-off company of the UPC and the UB), has published an alternative copy of the bulk data files from Gaia DR2 – the second data release from Gaia.
Forum IEEC 2019
On Feburary 6th, 2019, we celebrated the IEEC Forum 2019. Over 120 attendees gathered at the Palau Robert in Barcelona to discuss scientific and technical research in space exploration and space applications.
Ignasi Ribas awarded with the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona
Ignasi Ribas, IEEC Director and CSIC Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences, has been awarded with the 2018 Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in its Experimental Sciences and Technology category.
Meeting a neighbour: the discovery of Barnard b
We recently announced the discovery of a candidate super- Earth planet around Barnard’s Star. The planet was found using nearly 800 radial velocities from seven different spectrographs in a large observational effort spanning over 20 years. Because of its proximity, at only 6 light years, Barnard b has potential for further characterisation, including direct imaging.
Dra. Nanda Rea, of the ICE (IEEC-CSIC), awarded with the National Research Prize in the Young Talent category
Nanda Rea (Rome, 1978) holds a degree in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Rome "Tor Vegata". She is a senior researcher at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC).
DESI Collaboration Meeting 2018 in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Catalonia)
The DESI Collaboration Meeting is organized this time by members of ICE (IEEC-CSIC) in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona, Catalonia, Spain) from October 16th – 20th, 2018. In this meeting will participate around one hundred researchers.
Success of the third season of OAdM visits
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM), inaugurated on May 20 the third season of guided tours, which have been repeated on five Sundays during the summer months. More than 150 people attended the guided tours and all visits were filled in a few days after registration was opened.
New aluminization of the mirror of the Joan Oró telescope
During last June, the astronomers and technical staff of the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) carried out the dismantling of the primary mirror of the Joan Oró telescope.
X. Luri, C. Jordi and the Gaia Mission on the RECERCAT newsletter
The RECERCAT of this month has just published an article about the Second Data Release (DR2) of the Gaia Mission and an interview with two of its main researchers from the Universitat de Barcelona, Xavier Luri, director of the ICCUB (IEEC-UB) and Carme Jordi, researcher of the Institute.
The focus of the conference is the theory of the Standard Model and beyond at finite temperature and density and in and out of equilibrium, including applications to cosmology, astrophysics and relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments.
Unveiling of the Sino-Spanish GNSS-R Technology Joint Research Centre
Between June 5 and 8, the ICE (IEEC/CSIC) hosted the 2nd SSI TT&CT-IEEC GNSS-R Workshop, a meeting involving researchers from IEEC and the Shanghai Spaceflight Institute of TT&C and Telecommunication (SSI TT&CT, China).
Theme Night: The Universe, in Betevé
The universe is the protagonist of the theme night this Tuesday at Betevé, with a 'Deuwatts' about 'Life in the Universe' (22.20) and the documentary 'Sónar calling', which explains the artistic and scientific project that has developed the festival on the occasion of the 25th anniversary.
Third Barcelona Technoweek – Course on Semiconductor Detectors
This year, the Barcelona Techno Week will be focused on Semiconductor Detectors. I is organise by the Institute of Cosmos Sciences, in Barcelona, from the 2nd to the 6th July 2018.
How to build a Nanosat
The workshop will begin with a presentation on nanosatellite technology followed by a hands-on workshop in which groups of 4-5 people will work on the construction of a full-scale small satellite model.
First polarimetric GNSS radio-occultation data received
First polarimetric GNSS radio-occultation, obtained aboard the PAZ satellite around 20:36 May 10, 2018. Signal-to-noise ratio in arbitrary units from both polarimetric ports of the antenna are shown in purple and green, cyan color is used for the polarimetric phase-shift, in degrees. Credit: ICE/CSIC-IEEC.