Archive for "The GLORIA project"
GLORIA has succeeded in building up the first large scale
robotic telescope network of free access, which will allow any user to provide
scientific knowledge. The project, which was initiated in October 2011, makes
use of thirteen telescopes: five in Spain, two in Chile, one in Argentina, two
in the Czech Republic, one in South Africa and two in Russia. One of Russian
instruments, MMT multichannel telescope, has recently been built by the
collaboration including scientisis from our observatory.
A total lunar eclipse will occur on April 15th, 2014, the first in two and
half years. This marks the first of four eclipses occurring about 6 months
apart, called an eclipse tetrad. The last tetrad was a decade ago, and
the next is not due until 2032. GLORIA will travel to Peru to broadcast
the event live.
If you could point a telescope anywhere in the sky, where would you look?
The Personal Space
allows you to make a direct and personal connection to the universe by
linking significant events in your own life with what was above you in
the sky at that moment.
The eleven years cycle of Sun's activity is approaching its maximum! From
August 24th to 29th a team of astronomers, engineers and astro-photographers
will travel to southern Greenland to observe the Northern Lights (Aurora
Borealis), a phenomenon expected to be particularly spectacular during this
period. The "Shelios 2013" expedition is coordinated by Miquel Serra-Ricart
(a researcher from IAC, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary
Islands). Thanks to the European project
, videos and pictures of the aurora from Greenland will be
broadcast live on the Internet.
On November 3rd a team of astronomers will venture deep into Turkana
National Park, Kenya and attempt to broadcast the magic of a total solar
eclipse to the world. They are part of the GLORIA project, which aims
to bring the thrill of realscience to people all over the world, via the web.
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Last update: 10/11/2014