CTA NectarCAM F2F Meeting
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA, http://www.cta-observatory.org/) consortium celebrates the regularly meeting of the Common Camera Components (CCC) work-package, since its creation in late 2012. The meeting deals with the main components of the camera: Slow control and Power, Mechanics and Cooling, High Voltage and pre-amplification, Signal processing, Interface board: HVPA-FEB, Camera/Array trigger, Readout and Data transfer, Integration and Test and Calibracition. About 35 participants will discuss about the proposed design and methodologies, and it will fix the common guidelines to share as much parts as posible the common sistems between the diferent kind of cameras. This is the second of a series of meetings of the NectarCAM-CCC work-package group, to be held every 6 months as face to face meetings, and monthly as phone-conferences.
MAGIC Galactic meeting 2013
On 12 and 13 September 2013 a meeting of the Physics Working Group on Galactic sources of the MAGIC Collaboration took place at Facultat de Física of UB. A total of 20 researchers attended the meeting, which has been organized by members of the Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia of UB. Possible observational proposals with the MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes of sources of very high energy gamma rays were discussed in the meeting. Some of these proposals will be submitted for evaluation during October, to conduct observations during MAGIC Cycle 9, which starts in November 2013.
LISA Pathfinder: from CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware
REF: University of Glasgow
Einstein wanted to understand gravity and I, Einstein
A Sant Cugat tenim un bon cel o tots els cels són iguals?
The short “Gaia, el satélite” wins the “science in action” scientific shorts contest
The short film “Gaia, el satélite” made by some of the department’s Gaia project members has been awarded the prize (Ex Aequo) of the scientific shorts contest on “science in action”.
TOpography from Reflectometric Measurements:an Experiment from the Stratosphere
Europe wishes Gaia a good trip
El satèl·lit Gaia de l’Agència Espacial Europea ja està llest per a cartografiar amb una precisió inaudita la nostra galàxia en una missió que durarà cinc anys. Els científics i enginyers europeus han posat punt final a la preparació de Gaia pel seu llançament des de la Guaiana Francesa, previst pel proper 25 d’octubre.
A member of the ICC and the UB’s Astronomy Department (DAM) awarded SEA’s “Best Thesis” prize
Javier Moldón Vara, a member of the ICC and the UB’s Astronomy Department (DAM), has received the “premio a la Mejor Tesis Doctoral Española en Astronomía y Astrofísica” in the year 2012 awarded by the SEA (Sociedad Española de Astronomía).
Gaia CU9 Access Catalogue Kick Off Meeting in Barcelona
The first meeting of group in charge of the developement of the Gaia mission Catalogue (Gaia CU9 Catalogue Access Kick Off Meeting) brought together at the UB some 80 researchers from all over Europe on June 3rd-4th.
Ready for launch The heart of space mission LISA Pathfinder was successfully tested
The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colours extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow. IGR scientists assured that the high-precision measurement system is ready to survive tremendous forces up to 35 g (35 times the gravitational acceleration on Earth) during rocket launch. “With the successful tests we reached an important milestone. The sophisticated laser interferometer works very well and is ready for its job in space. We are really excited that the LPF mission is well underway for the launch date of 2015,” said Dr Christian Killow (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Advanced Fellow). “The LPF mission will open the doors to eLISA, a gravitational wave space observatory that will revolutionize many areas of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics,” has mentioned Dr. Carlos F. Sopuerta, researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona.
The Cheliábinsk superbolide. The impact risk of small asteroids with the Earth
J. M. Trigo-Rodri?guez, M. Tapia, J. Dergham, et al.
Viatge sense retorn a Mart (Josep Manel Carrasco al programa “Migdia” de 8TV) [NOT TRANSLATED]
Entrevista realitzada el 10 de Maig de 2013 a Josep Manel Carrasco, al programa “Migdia” de 8TV, per parlar del projecte “Mars-One” que pretén enviar l’any 2023 quatre voluntaris a Mart sense possibilitat de tornar a la Terra.
Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration
Donen el premi extraordinari de doctorat a tres doctors de l’IEEC [NOT TRANSLATED]
REF: Premsa de la Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
“Premio extraordinario de doctorado” awarded to two students of the Astronomy Departament
Andreu Font Ribera and Juan Carlos Morales Peralta have been awarded “premio extraordinario de doctorado” of the Universitat de Barcelona.