El Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades has renewed the status of unique scientific and technical infrastructure (ICTS) of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre.
The certification process of the "Territorio Gúdar Javalambre" as Starlight Destination and Reserve has just successfully finished.
The aluminizing vacuum chamber and the cleaning unit for the maintenance of JST/T250 and JAST/T80 telescope's mirrors arrived yesterday at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ). The chamber has been designed by CEFCA and Vacuum Technology Associates Inc, DYNAVAC (Boston, United States), responsible for its manufacture.
With the declaration of the OAJ (CEFCA's observatory) as ICTS, the center has received a recognition for its scientific, tecnological and innovative competitiveness and quality in the Spanish R&D system.
The Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) will receive 6.5 million euros from Fondo de Inversiones de Teruel (FITE). This fund was signed by the Gobierno de Aragón and Gobierno de España on November 30, 2012.
The Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) has installed the computer equipment for the robotic control of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) and the storage and processing of the first data that will be provided by the telescopes of the OAJ.