Lucas Lara Conferences

The Lucas Lara conferences is a cycle of public outreach conferences that is being held at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) since a long time. The last Thursday of every month (except summer months) the IAA-CSIC opens its doors at 19pm for anyone who wants to approach the world of science.

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30/01/2020 - 19:00
What is climate change, why is it anthropogenic and why is it an urgent problem?
What is climate change, why is it anthropogenic and why is it an urgent problem?
Rainer Schödel
19/12/2019 - 19:00
Galaxies. Geometry of star formation
Outreach conference
Emilio J. Alfaro
28/11/2019 - 19:00
If we cannot save Galapagos, what can we save?
Outreach conference
Silbia López de Lacalle
31/10/2019 - 00:15
Seriously: Is anyone out there?

Juan Carlos Suárez
27/06/2019 - 19:00
Climate change in Mars
Outreach conference about the atmosphere and climate variability of the red planet
Francisco González Galindo
30/05/2019 - 19:00
The Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory: 45 years of cutting-edge astronomy
It has been 45 years since Calar Alto Observatory was founded. An observatory that, among its merits, has been one of the main engines of the development of astronomy in Spain and, of course, one of the foundations of the creation of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Andalusian Astrophysics Institute). This year the observatory goes from being Hispano-German to being totally Hispanic, with the incorporation of the Junta de Andalucía...
Jesús Aceituno
25/04/2019 - 19:00
The first image of a black hole
The Horizon Event Telescope (EHT), a planetary-scale telescope made up of eight radio telescopes and forged through international collaboration, was designed to capture the first image of a black hole. In a series of simultaneous international press conferences on April 10, EHT researchers revealed that they had succeeded and showed the first direct visual evidence of a super-massive black hole and its shadow.  
José Luis Gómez
28/03/2019 - 19:00
Superwinds: galactic hurricanes
Galactic superwinds, common phenomena in galaxies, are capable of releasing an extraordinary amount of energy and transporting material over long distances. Their influence on the host galaxy can be of great importance, to the extent that the formation of these "galactic hurricanes" can even determine the life of galaxies. The study of these phenomena provides us with some keys to solving the enigmas of modern astronomy about the evolution of...
Sara Cazzoli
31/01/2019 - 19:00
Methane in Mars: what are we talking about?
We review the evidence of the existence of methane on Mars and its possible implications.
José Juan López Moreno
13/12/2018 - 19:00
Artificial Intelligence and big data: the power of data
Artificial Intelligence and big data: the power of data. Outreach conference
Francisco Herrera
29/11/2018 - 19:00
The Hubble-Lemaître constant: is it really a constant?
Following an open debate, the International Astronomical Union recently recommended that the rate of expansion of the universe, traditionally referred to as the "Hubble Constant", should henceforth be referred to as the "Hubble-Lemaître Constant".
Emilio J. Alfaro
25/10/2018 - 19:00
The Arp299 puzzle. Black holes that devour stars
In January 2005, a bright flash was detected in the nucleus of the galaxy in the process of fusion Arp 299-B, which was considered a supernova explosion. However, ten years of observations at different wavelengths have allowed us to witness how the luminous region was lengthening and expanding, and to conclude that it is a jet of material expelled by the galaxy's central super-massive black hole after tearing a star.
Miguel Ángel Pérez-Torres
27/10/2016 - 19:00
Geometry and astronomy: stellar clusters
Geometry and astronomy: stellar clusters
Emilio J. Alfaro