The weird system of star CVSO 30: two planets at extreme distances

portadaJuly 6th 2016

A direct image has been taken of a planet so far away from his star that it takes twenty-seven thousand years for completing one orbit, and it shares the system with another planet which completes its orbit in just eleven hours.

Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA, MPG/CSIC) 2.2m Telescope and the Astralux camera has been used on this observation campaign.

 

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Susana Diaz commits the Andalusian government support to the continuity of Calar Alto Observatory

portadaMay 4th 2016

The president of Junta de Andalucía has visited the observatory because of the presentation of CARMENES project, which will search for exoplanets where the conditions could allow liquid water.

The president of Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has committed the support from her govern, within the scope of its competences, for the observatory continuity, as its German partner will leave at the end of 2018.

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CALIFA Project culminates with the third data release

portadaApril 11th 2016

Today are released the data that complete the survey and which provide to the international scientific community a unique tool for understanding the structure and evolution of the galaxies.

 

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Visit Calar Alto

Calar Alto opens up its doors to the public

Since March 2016, Calar Alto will allow citizens to visit the observatory either in groups or individually.

Activities will be carried out by the company “Azimuth Education and Scientific Tourism”. Please have a look at their web: http://www.azimuthspain.com in order to book your visit.