Històric de Noticies

Monster Sunspot!


The biggest sunspot of the current solar cycle is turning toward Earth. This behemoth active region is 125,000 km wide, almost as big as the planet Jupiter.  A few days ago, AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare. Since then the sunspot has almost doubled in size and developed an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field. It would seem to be just a matter of time before another strong explosion occurs. 


Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Follow the event from the Physics Faculty

Tomorrow November 12 Rosetta's lander Philae will make the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet, the Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

  • Place: Sala Eduard Fontseré
  • 16:00: Presentation
  • 16:05 - 16:45: The comets and the Rosseta mission (Michael Weiler and Holger Voss)
  • 16:45 - 17:15: Connection with ESA-TV broadcast. Landing expected at 17:00 (+/- 15 mn)
  • 18:00 earliest: Connection with ESA-TV broadcast. Presentation of first panoramic (CIVA) image from comet

The web of Rosseta on Serviastro

Philae landing live on web ESA 
Starting on 11 November at 20:00 CET, the final phase will start on 12 November at 15:00 CET



Friday, 17 October, 2014

Lunar Eclipse, 8 October

A Total Lunar Eclipse eclipse took place on 8 October at 10:54 TU

The Eclipse wasn't visible from Catalonia, and was best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions.The eclipse occurs at the Moon's descending node in southern Pisces, two days after perigee (October 06 at 09:41 UT). This means that the Moon will appear 5.3% larger than it did during the April 15 eclipse (32.7 vs. 31.3 arc-minutes)


Spaceweather Image Gallery

Image by Morris Maduro, California


Thursday, 9 October, 2014

1st Astronomy Festival in the Montsec


The Universe Observation Center (COU) of the Astronomic Parc of the Montsec (PAM), organizes the 1st Astronomy Festival in the Montsec. In this Festival there will be a lot of activities for kids and for the general public. Science, astronomy and tourism will allow visitors to enjoy the Sky of the Montsec.






    Friday, 3 October, 2014

    Thesis Defense: "Stellar Activity in Exoplanet Hosts"

    • Author/PhD student: Enrique Herrero Casas
    • Date: 6 de octubre de 2013
    • Hour: 16:00
    • Place: Sala de Grados Eduard Fontseré
    • Tribunal:​
      • President: Dr. Antonio Francesco Lanza
      • Secretary: Dra. María Rosa Zapatero Osorio  
      • Vocal: Dr.  Christophe Lovis
      • Substitutes: Dr. Benjamín Montesinos Comino, Dr. Carlos Allende Prieto, Dr. Jorge Torra Roca
    • Directors: Dr. Ignasi Ribas Canudas y Dra. Carme Jordi Nebot
    • Abstract: 


    Thursday, 25 September, 2014

    XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Astronomy

    The Spanish Society of Astronomy (SEA) cellebrate its XI Scientific Meeting at Teruel from 8 to 12 September 2014

    As on previous occasions, the main idea of this meeting is to create a science discussion forum where Spanish Astronomy and its guests can present and discuss their latests works, create new collaborations and organize themselves to face new challenges.  

    This meeting is thought as a meeting point for every astronomer and as a place where the youngest members of our society can improve in their research. 

    More inforation


    Contact: sea2014@cefca.es


    Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

    Physics Photo Contest «International Year of Light»


    On 20 December 2013 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light and light-based technologies.

    The "Catalan Society of Physics", a subsidiary of the "Institute of Catalan Studies", wants to join in the celebration with this call, with the aim of encouraging interest in optics and physics in our society, and to support the emergence of careers in these fields.


    Contest rules, pdf

    Contest Web



    Tuesday, 15 July, 2014