Semana de la Ciencia 2017

Madrid Science Week is an event of scientific dissemination and citizen participation organized by the Madri+d Foundation that offers the public the opportunity to learn about the work of scientists, their research, motivations and efforts. It allows society to know the latest advances in science.

On 2019 (November 4th to 17th), the Complutense University of Madrid, as in previous editions, organized workshops in various faculties. HOU SPAIN, within the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, organized two activities:


"Opening Windows to the Universe: Spanish facilities of the WSO-UV space telescope"


This activity took place in the FISAC building of the Faculty of Statistics in the Complutense University of Madrid, on November 12th, 2019. It consisted in the organization of guided visits to the facilities of the Scientific Operations Center of the WSO-UV space telescope.

The visit consisted of three parts. First, a brief introduction was given to the astronomical observatories and the WSO-UV telescope within that context. Afterwards, the visit continued with a presentation of the WSO-UV project in detail, its facilities on Earth (in Russia and Spain) and the role of the Center for Scientific Operations of the WSO-UV in the Complutense. The visit ended with the passage to the Control Room, where the role of each functioning system was explained in detail. This activity was attended by the students from the high school "Arquitecto Pedro Gumiel" from Alcalá de Henares, Madrid



















"Jump to the Moon with a Cube!


This activity took place in the Faculty of Mathematics on November 11th and was attended by the three High Schools Antonio López, Avenida de los Toreros and Architect Pedro Gumiel from Madrid.

During the activity, the students had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with CubeSat technology, which is revolutionizing the world of Astronomy. The different components of a CubeSat were showed, as well as which are its applications into Astronomy and Astrophysics and why both large space agencies and small centers or private companies are investing in the development of CubeSats.

From the AEGORA Space Astronomy group, we hope that all our participants have enjoyed the activity and are encouraged to propose their own CubeSats projects.