A study with the collaboration of the UB notes that the Montsec, the Pyrenees and the western areas stand out for the quality of their night sky

A new campaign of measurements of the background of the night sky has shown that the Montsec night sky still has an exceptional category. In the outlines related to the Starlight certification (Starlight Tourist Destination and Starlight Reserve) the data obtained during the year 2016 confirm that the values ​​are excellent in some areas and of very good quality in almost all non-urban areas. The measurement campaigns are framed in a project to evaluate the natural conditions of the nocturnal environment of the Natural Parks of Catalonia, with the aim of detecting those that maintain better conditions and promote protection projects. The study has had the collaboration of the ICCUB and the Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics of the UB.

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Monday, 7 August, 2017

The latest asteroid discovered at Fabra Observatory is named after the UB professor Jorge Núñez

The asteroid 1941 WA has been named (4298) Jorgenunez. This celestial body, one of the minor planets in the main asteroid belt of the Solar System –located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter-, is named after Jorge Núñez de Murga director of the Fabra Observatory astronomical observatory of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona (RACAB) and member of the ICCUB and the FQA department of the University of Barcelona.
 

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Monday, 3 July, 2017

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