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Astronomía espacial - Gestión de recursos astronómicos

Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas
Universidad Complutense de Madrid


The research group AEGORA ( Space Astronomy and Astronomical Resources Optimal Management ) was created in the first call for research groups UCM- Comunidad de Madrid in 2004 . The creation of this research group was the formalization of a group generated prior research through the close collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA ) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid ( UCM ) . Apart from the research lines of the group members, now the group's activity is focused on three main projects :
The Space World Space Observatory - Ultraviolet (WSO -UV) is an international project led by Russia and involving Spain and other countries, and will be put into orbit in 2016 and operated until 2026. WSO -UV will be the only facility that provides access to the UV range at the conclusion of the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Spanish contribution to this project is the ground segment and ISSIS imaging instrument ( Imaging and slitless Spectroscopy Instrument for Surveys ) . The international agreement between the Russian Space Agency and CDTI ROSCOSMOS , signed in March 2007 , states that scientific operations and mission of the project will be shared between Spain and Russia with an Operations Centre in Madrid. The UCM is the chief scientist of the project in Spain and Project Principal Investigator is Professor in Spain Ana Ines Gomez de Castro . The group channeled AEGORA UCM activity for this project . More information www.wso - uv.es .

The group AEGORA is the Spanish node of ultraviolet astronomy network ( Network for UltraViolet Astronomy , NUVA ) which coordinates the action of more than 100 scientists across Europe to promote the development of space infrastructure for ultraviolet astronomy and the use of facilities existing . The network website is www.nuva.eu.

The project HOU : Hands- On Universe ( www.houspain.com ) is a global educational project emerged in Berkeley to promote scientific vocations through introduce teenagers in scientific research . HOU uses the methodology IBSE (Inquiry Based Scientific Education) and motivates research from the study of the universe and space research. The aim is to strengthen the levels of mathematics and physics of the middle and high school students and train them in the methodology of science and increase their contact with research space Spanish / European / global . The European consortium HOU ( www.euhou.net ) was awarded in May 2009 with a silver medal from the European Commission in the category "Information and Communication Technologies" for its efforts to make Europe "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge- based economy in the world by 2010 in the field of Education and Training " .

  • Global Change and New Energies priority lines
  • Observation of the System Earth and Space



Ana Inés Gómez de Castro

UCM reference: 910509


Ultraviolet Astronomy.

Space Telescope.


Space Optical.

Scientific Operations Center.


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