Calar Alto and the University of Zagreb sign an international cooperation agreement
Almeria (Spain), 5 December 2022
Calar Alto Observatory and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at University of Zagreb have signed an agreement to collaborate on education and research. After the agreement on the large project of an accelerator of particles (IFMIF-DONES) in Granada, this is another example of scientific collaboration between Spain and Croatia.
The University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG FER) and Centro Astronómico Hispano en Andalucia (CAHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed with the objective of promoting academic cooperation in education and research and it was signed by the UNIZG FER Dean Professor Dr. Vedran Bilas and the CAHA Director Dr. Jesús Aceituno Castro.
Winners of the 6th international contest of astrophotography, astronomical drawing and timelapse
December 21th 2021
The 6th international contest of astrophotography, astronomical drawing and timelapse of the Calar Alto Observatory was a success, with nearly a hundred works received until September 12th -- an unusually late deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemics.
Impressive results from the astrophotography contest in its 5th edition
June 11th 2020
Over a hundred works have been presented to the Calar Alto 5th international contest of astrophotography, astronomical drawing and timelapse. After five years, the contest consolidated itself as one of the most prestigious on the national and international scene.
Jaén University joins the Calar Alto Academy program
December 19th 2019
On December 10th, 2019, a group from Jaén University could benefit from a clear (and long) night of observation with the Calar Alto 1.23-m telescope, in the framework of the education program “Calar Alto Academy” offered by the observatory since 2007.
The team, composed of the Superior Polytechnic School professors Josep Martí Ribas and Pedro Luis Luque Escamilla, and the geomatics engineering students Álvaro Palao Martínez and Laís Paulo Lima, could observe various objects with the DLR professional camera mounted at the Cassegrain focus of the 1,23 m: from nearby objects in the Solar System (asteroids and comets) to distant galaxies, like the famous Whirlpool Galaxy, observed in three filters to obtain this original color composition.
Almeria is breaking boundaries with Calar Alto Astrophotography
April 23rd 2019
Calar Alto Fourth International Astrophotography, Timelapse and Astronomical Drawing Contest has released its winners. This edition, the contest has consolidated its international character thanks to works coming from France, Australia, United States, Ireland and Thailand. Almería is breaking boundaries in Astronomy. This time, 114 works have been submitted. The judges found it difficult to choose the winners, given the high quality of photographies, videos and drawings.