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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.


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.


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.