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Inauguration of the Colina de los Chopos astronomical observatory


Madrid / November 20, 2023

On November 15, the CFMAC astronomical observatory at Serrano 121 was officially inaugurated along with the Campus X+ activity of the CSIC of Scientific Culture for this Christmas.

The president of the CSIC Eloisa del Pino visited the observatory and the Club of the Institute of Optics together with the three directors of the institutes that make up the CFMAC.

The observatory has been in operation since November 7.

Photo of Jupiter with one of its moons
Photo of Jupiter acquired and processed in 3 minutes with poor visibility / Colina de los Chopos Observatory
Montage of an image of a solar flare with the Earth next to it to show that the flare is like 10 times larger than the Earth
Montage of solar eruption in front of the Earth / Colina de los Chopos Observatory
Group of people formed by the president of the CSIC, several vice presidents, directors of the institutes and Gianluca Calcagni
CSIC and CFMAC management teams / CSIC Communication
Gianluca Calcagni showing the telescope monitor to the president of the CSIC, Eloisa del Pino
Gianluca Calcagni, Eloisa del Pino and José María Martell / CSIC Communication

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