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.
The ATTRACT Consortium grants funding to develop a new hybrid detector
The team of engineers and researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (IEEC-ICCUB), led by David Gascón, has been granted an ATTRACT grant to develop an integrated signal processing for a new generation of active hybrid single photon sensors.
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.