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Gràcies, Jordi
27/02/2019
We will miss you.
Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
14/02/2019
A study led by IEEC-CSIC discovers how these meteorites retained water and organic material inside them before reaching our planet
El satèl·lit PAZ demostra un nou sistema de mesura de pluges intenses
22/01/2019
Un equip d’investigadors de l’Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) i de l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE) del Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (CSIC) ha analitzat les dades obtingudes a l’experiment amb senyals GPS que s’està realitzant a bord del satèl·lit espanyol d’observació de la Terra PAZ, llançat el mes de febrer del 2018, i ha confirmat que els senyals enregistrats són sensibles a les precipitacions intenses. Els resultats apareixen publicats a la revista Geophysical Research Letters.
El Dark Energy Survey completa l’adquisició de dades de sis anys
09/01/2019
El periode d’adquisició de dades científiques per a cartografiar amb un nivell de detall sense precedents una vuitena part del cel just ha acabat, tot i que el treball per a aprendre més sobre l’expansió accelerada de l’univers tot just acaba de començar.
The new camera LAIA begins operations at the Joan Oró telescope
12/12/2018
A new instrument has just been installed at the Joan Oró telescope (TJO) of the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM). The instrument is a new image camera that will expand the performance of the system thanks to a larger field of view.
 
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Gaia DR2 bulk catalogue available in FAPEC format
11/02/2019
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
06/02/2019
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
05/02/2019
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
10/12/2018
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.
EVENTS
 
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Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S)
01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
The Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai - ICE) is organizing its 3rd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School, which in this edition is linked to the 1st IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (GRSS) Instrumentation and Future Technologies (IFT) Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S).
Fourth Barcelona Techno Week
17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
Barcelona Techno week are a series of meeting point events between academia and industry, organised around a technological topic of interest for both worlds. They will include comprehensive multidisciplinary keynote presentations by world experts on the selected subjects combined with networking activities to foster collaboration among participants.
Chemical Complexity in Space and Earth Induced by Solid State Surfaces. Investigations by means of Quantum Chemistry.
15/03/2019 - 00/00/0000
Our universe is molecularly rich [1-3], comprising from the most essential molecules (such as H2, H2O and NH3), passing through complex organic molecules (namely, COMs, molecules between 6–13 atoms where at least one is C rendering its organic character), reaching more evolved complex organic compounds, in which in some cases are of biological relevance, such as amino acids, nucleobases and sugars.
"The Glass Universe" Women Pioneers of Astronomy
09/03/2019 - 09/03/2019
As part of the International Women’s Day programme, the writer and scientist Dava Sobel will speak about the main characters of her book The Glass Universe: How the Ladies at Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (in Spanish, El universo de cristal, Capitán Swing, 2017) and the role of women in science.
 
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
 
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Zodiacal light from OAdM | Image of March 2018 | IEEC - Kike Herrero
13/03/2018
The ring nebula | Image of November 2017 | IEEC
04/12/2017
 
Association of stars NGC 206 | Image of October 2017 | IEEC
07/11/2017
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