The Transit of Mercury — watch it live
On 11 November 2019, a rare astronomical event is taking place: the transit of Mercury. IEEC’s research unit Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC) from the University of Barcelona (UB) invites you to watch the live broadcast of the event at the following link. The broadcast will start at local time 13:35.
The limits of AI in space travel, IEEC’s food for thought at 24th Science Week 2019
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC — Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) joins the celebrations of the Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència), taking place on 8-17 November 2019, with a debate about artificial intelligence (AI).
IEEC participates at the Barcelona Science Festival, 26 – 27 October 2019
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) participates at the 13th edition of the Science Festival, which will take place in Barcelona, in Moll de la Fusta, on 26 and 27 October 2019. The event consists of 190 activities on science, technology, knowledge and culture, distributed in 26 spaces, with the goal to bring the research done in Barcelona and its area of influence closer to citizens.
IEEC adheres to the statement by institutes of CERCA and ACER
CERCA and ACER Statement
IEEC joins Panoramic festival to celebrate how space inspires art
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC — Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) invites you to the third edition of Festival Panoràmic, the festival of photography, cinema and new media, that focuses on celebrating 50 years since humans stepped on the Moon. The event takes place between 17 – 20 October 2019.
Capture the Moon contest winners
We are happy to announce the winners of the IEEC „Capture the Moon” social media competition that challenged people to take a photo of the Moon with a phone or camera, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
Open doors for World Space Week
World Space Week (WSW) is starting today in Barcelona and all around the world – an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. Three locations where members of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC — Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) work will open their doors to the general public: the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (6 October), the UPC Clean Room (7 October) and the MELiSSA pilot plant (10 October).
GAIA and ICC (IEEC-UB) on the cover of the Spanish magazine Astronomía
The article about the GAIA mission signed by the researchers from the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) at the Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC-UB) Mercè Romero, Lola Balaguer and Jordi Portell is on the cover of the Spanish magazine Astronomía.
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory opens its doors to the public on the occasion of World Space Week
Located in one of the most suitable areas on the European continent for astronomical observation, the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM - Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec) is a cutting-edge scientific infrastructure managed by IEEC and used by scientists. On the occasion of World Space Week organised around the world, OAdM opens its doors once more to the general public.
Observing the interstellar comet C/2019 Q4 with the Joan Oró Telescope of the Montsec Astronomical Observatory
In September 2019, the Joan Oró Telescope (TJO) of the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec, OAdM) is observing the interstellar comet C/ 2019 Q4 (Borisov), more popularly known as “Oumuamua2”.
L'IEEC promou i participa en un acte de l’associació Women In Aerospace Europe a Barcelona
El proper 4 d’octubre s’inaugura el capítol local de l’associació Women in Aerospace Europe a Barcelona. Líders dels sectors privat i académic -a través de l’IEEC- participen en una taula rodona per debatre sobre el rol femení en l'àmbit de la ciència i tecnologia de l'espai.
IEEC 4DCube project — third winner of the Open Cosmos and ESA Business Applications “Call to Orbit” competition
The third winner of the “Call to Orbit” competition is a space debris mapping project by the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, IEEC). 4DCube approach relies on a multidisciplinary team with IEEC members also from the University of Barcelona (UB), the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), in Barcelona, Spain.
Capture the Moon with your phone and win a refracting telescope or a binoculars starter kit
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary since the first humans set foot on the Moon, the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) is launching a social media competition, inviting you to spot the Moon in the sky. The deadline for the social media competition has been extended to 31 August 2019.
IEEC Annual Report 2018 released
IEEC is proud to present its Annual Report for the year 2018. This document gathers the outcomes and the main results of the research activities and projects that have been carried out by the nearly 200 IEEC members.
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory opens its doors to the public
At 1,570 meters, the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) is located in one of the most suitable areas on the European continent for astronomical observation, thanks to the combination of weather conditions and the low effect of light pollution.