Monthly Archives: December 2010

BBC Live Stargazing Astrocast

Its been a while since I have posted here,  almost a year has passed since the closing ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy and as a legacy to IYA a number of initiatives have carried on carrying the torch ...

WISE gets new NEOs for its birthday

WISE just found two Near Earth Objects in the last two days: a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) 2010 XP69 and a half km object that can get within 10 million km (just outside the limit for PHAs), 2010 XZ67. ...

Renovation of the German-Spanish agreement for the future of Calar Alto

After many moths and a lot of work .... (and this is one of the reasons why I was not active writing posts, or in science) .... We have an agreement! Calar Alto Observatory (Almería, Southern Spain) will continue it scientific ...

The aftermath of the Great Debate

After the Great Debate, I had a chat with Pavel Kroupa. Here follow some quotes from one of his emails: "The Event was interesting, but it is clear that rational argumentation will not bring L-CDM followers into thinking otherwise. It ...

Quiescent volcanic activity on Io in November 2010

On the first half-nights of November 29 and 30 UT, telescope time with the W.M. Keck II telescope and its Adaptive Optics (AO) was granted to us. The goal of this observation program was to search and study multiple asteroids. ...

Three months without a post…

It has been almost three months that I did not post anything on this blog. My last post written on September 9 was about the moving to a new location of the SETI Institute. I am happy to say that the ...