Experts meet in Cartagena to highlight the role of technological developments in astronomical research


The Center for Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA) organizes the summer course of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena "Astronomy and technological developments", which takes place from July 23 to 25

Astronomy It is a discipline in constant development that enjoys a great attraction for society in general. With this premise, the Center for Astrobiology (CAB / CSIC-INTA), in collaboration with the Astronomical Association of Cartagena (ASAC) and the Astrophysics group of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), organizes the course "Astronomy and technological developments ". & nbsp;

From July 23 to 25 the latest advances in Astronomy will be described, from Solar Physics to Cosmology, through Stellar Astrophysics, as well as the relevance that Associated technological developments have played in the achievement of said achievements. In particular, attendees will learn about the great telescopes both on land and in space, the possibilities of astronomical observation offered by Antarctica, or the challenge of managing the huge volume of information that these new infrastructures will generate. & Nbsp

The course consists of lectures that will be complemented by observations of the sky and practical workshops in which attendees will participate actively, receiving the basic information necessary to continue developing these activities once completed. the course.

The head of the course is Enrique Solano, principal investigator of the Spanish Virtual Observatory and head of the Data Archive Unit of the CAB. Among the faculty, in addition, there are several members of the CAB, such as Jesús Martínez Frías, head of the Department of Planetology and Habitability; María Rosa Zapatero Osorio, responsible for the research line "Substellar objects and planetary systems"; Miguel Mas-Hesse, head of the Department of Astrophysics; and Natalia Ruiz Zelmanovitch, scientific disseminator and communicator in the Scientific Culture Unit of the CAB.


Fuente: UCC.CAB

Fecha: 2012-07-20


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