December 10, 2010

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) […]
November 30, 2009

Observing from La Palma

Trying to confirm the proto brown dwarfs … I already have the answer. At least part of it. Weather is not kind to us, at least […]
November 28, 2009

The best proto-brown dwarf candidate so far: PR from Spitzer

SPITZER TELESCOPE OBSERVES BABY BROWN DWARF PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has contributed to the discovery of the youngest brown dwarf ever observed — […]
November 26, 2009

The best proto-brown dwarf candidate so far: PR from Calar Alto

Brown dwarfs are sometimes called “failed stars”. They are born from interstellar clouds following processes closely related to the formation of normal stars. But brown dwarfs […]
October 14, 2009

Hypatia of Alexandria

I have watched a very interesting movie last weekend: “Ágora”, by the Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar. It is a story about a very interesting character, the […]
September 16, 2009

The confirmation of the first super-Earth

I have to confess that sometimes I am very tired of my trips: conferences, workshops, meetings, observing runs… I hate airports, I do not like the […]
September 1, 2009

The results of the effort…

If months ago (sorry for not being able to write more often: work, trips, vacations…) I wrote about writing proposals and the efort it implied, now […]
June 4, 2009

Submitting proposals: is it worth the effort?

Astronomy, like any other science, works under the system of peer-review. It means that nothing is published in a prestigious journal without having the external examination […]
May 30, 2009

Hectic times …

Running, I feel I am always running everywhere, trying not to miss the next step, almost at the verge of a disaster. Today, the train from […]