Mercury transit observacions/Tránsito de Mercurio/Trànsit de Mercuri

The transit of Mercury will take place on 11 November 2019 (and will not occur again until 2032) and our research group are preparing Mercury transit observations of this event at University of Alicante. YOU CANNOT LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!!!!

El próximo 11 de noviembre se producirá un evento astronómico que no se volverá a repetir hasta el año 2032: el TRÁNSITO DE MERCURIO. Nuestro grupo de investigación realizará una observación pública en la Universidad de Alicante.

El proper 11 de novembre es produirà un esdeveniment astronòmic que no es tornarà a repetir fins l’any 2032: el TRÀNSIT DE MERCURI. El nostre grup d’investigació farà una observació pública a la Universitat d’Alacant.

PLACE/LUGAR/LLOC: SUNDIAL at University of Alicante Polytechnic School/Reloj de Sol de la Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad de Alicante/Rellotge de Sol de l’Escola Politècnica Superior de la Universitat d’Alacant.

SCHEDULE/HORARIO/HORARI: from to/desde hasta/des de fins a/ 13:15 h – 17:30 h.


ENJOY IT/DISFRUTADLO/GAUDEIX-NE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the blog site of the X-ray Astronomy Group!

The X-ray Astronomy Group is a research team at the University of Alicante. It belongs to the Department of Physics, Systems Engineering, and Signal Theory and the University Institute of Physics Applied to Sciences and Technologies. The group comprises 3  staff, 1 postdoc and 1 PhD student. A list of group members and contact details can be viewed here.

The group originated in the early 1990s and were among the pioneers in space Astronomy research in Spain. Our research activities have diversified across the whole electromagnetic spectrum into X-rays, UV, visible and infra-red Astronomy using both space and ground-based observatories.

We are part of the Spanish consortium contributing to ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics), the large X-ray observatory of the next decade. We are currently focused on the scientific exploitation of X-IFU, the high resolution spectroscope on board ATHENA. Our current astrophysics research is focused mainly on the study of X-ray binaries (see Research Lines for more details).