April 21, 2009

A new exoplanet approaching the mass of Earth

In the JENAM (European Astronomical Society Meeting), in England … plenty of wonderful results. Of course, from my point of view, the most important is the […]
April 18, 2009

¿Finally, science?

After a quite a hectic month, full of proposals and paperwork, I can go back to science. ¿Really? I had my last deadline last April 10th, […]
March 25, 2009


I have never been in a submarine, but sometimes I have the feeling I have navigated inside deep waters during long weeks. The feeling persists and […]
February 26, 2009

Night talk under the starlight

“Nasir rolled over on his back, with my glasses, and began to study the stars, counting aloud first one group and then another; crying out with […]
February 11, 2009

The immobility of the Earth, the condemnation of the copernican theory and the tribulations of Galileo

“…Give me the ships, with adapted sails to the heavenly wind; there will be fearless people , even if they face the immensity. And for those […]
February 6, 2009

A new cycle begins

February 6th … in few hours the possibility of requesting observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope will end. Like my team, a lot of groups have […]
February 5, 2009

The busy schedule of an astronomer

I have to confess than more than once I have woken up in a hotel, without knwong exactly where I was. Although I try top minimize […]
January 30, 2009

RoPACS: Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars

RoPACS, one of the big collaborations I am involved, is a European network which has the goal of training PhD students in the field of the […]
January 26, 2009

Heavenly music

The year 2009 is also for the community of astronomers from Mexico, Spain and Florida, since the Gran Telescopio Canarias, the GTC, will start its scientific […]