Other Surveys and Missions



Gaia ESO Survey (GES 2011-2016)

We have been involved in the preparation of the Gaia ESO-Survey long term project (5 years, FLAMES and UVES, 3000h), and that was born within the GREAT framework. This project (involving more than 250 scientists) aims to provide spectroscopic on-ground observations to complement Gaia data. Works in progress are: target selection for open clusters, complementary astrometric data for open clusters from the automatic meridian circles CTA in La Palma and CMASF in El Leoncito (Argentina), complementary photometric data from Stromgren photometry and their derived astrophysical parameters for NGC 6705, very rich middle age cluster, and NGC 2264, one of the best studied star forming regions in the solar vicinity and target fields to analyse the phase space distribution in the Galactic disk.



This Open Clusters Chemical Abundances from Spanish Observatories (2013-2015) is a project in collaboration with the IAC, OABo (Italy) and OCA (France) aims to determine homogeneous abundances for more than 20 chemical species for red clump stars in a sample of 25 Northern open clusters older than 0.5 Gyr. These objects cover wide ranges of ages, metallicities, heights above the plane, and Galactocentric distances. The sample includes the oldest, the most metal-rich and a few anticentre Open Clusters which cannot be observed by Gaia-ESO survey (GES). We were awarded 5 nights per semester (2013 – 2015) in the telescopes FIES/NOT and HERMES/Mercator. These data will allow us to properly analyse the existence of trends in the Galactic disk. For the sake of homogeneity, we replicate the GES observational strategy and data analysis. This will allow us to double the total number of Open Clusters sampled by GES.


Perseus Survey

The project plans to stablish unprecedented constraints on the mechanisms that drive the spiral arms of the Milky Way, carrying out a homogeneous photometric survey of all young (<100 Myr) open clusters in the Perseus Arm between Galactic longitudes 90º and 140º, using Strömgren filters. The plan is to derive relative ages and distances with typical accuracies of 5 Myr and 200 pc, respectively. The data will allow to test the predictions of different models for the main mechanism producing the spiral structure of the Milky Way. In addition, it will enormously improve our knowledge of stellar evolution for stars in the 6-15 M_sun range. Moreover, the huge data set of homogeneous photometry for thousands of stars (including ~2000 B-type stars) will have an enormous legacy value.


BEST Survey

The Berlin Exoplanet Search Telescope ( BEST ) is a ground-based photometric observation system to detect transit events of Jupiter-sized planets. We have contributed to the publication of the newly identified variable objects observed during an initial commissioning phase at the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany, and subsequent operations at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence (Pasternacki et al., 2011). We supported the pre-discovery observations of CoRoT-1b and CoRoT-2b with the BEST survey as reported in Rauer et al. (2010).


Hipparcos space mission

Barcelona team was already involved in the Hipparcos mission (1989-1993), the predecessor of Gaia. The expertise gained with our participation in Hipparcos made us to be fully involved in the Gaia mission since early phases of the project. Hipparcos was the first space experiment devoted to precision astrometry, the accurate measurement of the positions of celestial objects on the sky. This permitted the accurate determination of proper motions and parallaxes of stars, allowing the determination of their distance and tangential velocity. The Hipparcos Catalogue, a high-precision catalogue of more than 118,200 stars, was published in 1997. The lower-precision Tycho Catalogue of more than a million stars was published at the same time, while the enhanced Tycho-2 Catalogue of 2.5 million stars was published in 2000.


CoRoT Space Mission

CoRoT (French: COnvection ROtation et Transits planétaires; English: COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits) is a space mission led by the French Space Agency (CNES) in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other international partners. The mission’s two objectives are to search for extrasolar planets with short orbital periods, particularly those of large terrestrial size, and to perform asteroseismology by measuring solar-like oscillations in stars. Barcelona team was involved in the determination of astrophysical parameters of the stars in CoRoT fields through ground-base complementary observations in Stromgren photometry at the WFC-INT (La Palma).

We collaborate in the exploration of the properties of newly discovered B-type pulsators in the CoRoT and its comparison with known members of the β Cep and slowly pulsating B star (SPB) classes. Our observations at WFC/INT help to find evidence for a new class of low-amplitude B-type pulsators between the SPB and δ Sct instability strips, with a very broad range of frequencies and low amplitudes, as well as several slowly pulsating B stars with residual excess power at frequencies typically a factor three above their expected g-mode frequencies (Damiani et al. 2010; Solokovsky et al, 2010; Degroete et al. 2009).


PLATO Space Mission

PLATO 2.0 (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) is a medium class (M class) mission studied in the framework of the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. The scientific goals of PLATO 2.0 are: reveal the interior of planets and stars; detect planets over the whole sky, including terrestrial planets in the habitable zone; constrain planet formation and evolution; provide accurate ages of planetary systems and provide targets for atmosphere spectroscopy.

Large-scale simulations (all sky) in the directions of PLATO target fields were produced by our Gaia team by the end of 2010. This information is being used for several purposes, to elaborate the PLATO Red Book and to identify the mandatory parameters to be included in the Gaia intermediate catalogue(s) among others.


EChO Space Mission

During 2012 we had fruitful discussions with the EChO Spanish consortium to participate in this mission. EChO was selected as a candidate M3 mission in the ESA’s Cosmic Vision plan. Its objective is the characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres and the assessment study was developed during 2013.

In spite of the small amount of data to be treated in comparison to Gaia, our team offered our expertise with data treatment and telemetry software, as well as producing simulations.

NEAT Space Mission

The main goal of NEAT (Nearby Earth Astrometric Telescope) space mission is to find habitable, Earth-like planets, around nearby, Sun-like stars. Exhaustively and precisely. We participated in the preparations of this project for the call for the M4 mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision plan by providing data simulated by Gaia simulators for a double-blind detection test. This test aims to prove that the foreseen detection limits can be reached.

buy paper academic guaranteed help connect homework 10 top dissertation resume companies writing essay plagiarism me without for do my essay online writer tumblr hours a few in essay written custom help hobbit the homework friend money buy essay with a cannot you online dating 7bet essay buy outline do homework pay to accounting homework instant workbook teen anxiety help without glucotrol prescription get cover my letter write primary homework help castles of school importance essay uniform writing pads custom buzzfeed writer essay no free safe shipping prescription buy lotrel online services professional writing tacoma wa resume speech nz order wedding essay reviews services custom buy essays written pay homework help math for dissertation help oxford random ensure of assignment the helps to process essays buy cheap should my i do pay essay to someone resume merchant for format sample navy papers today online nigerian yahoo online answers buy essays homework sachem help library public disorders eating argumentative essays statistics help homework forum nyc writing service paper my do assinment requirements a-g california editing admission yahoo essay answers services help dissertation writing need micronase buy cheap where to online exam papers folens thoreau essay resistance to government civil resume representative objective sales statement for writing custom resume ny critique essay art online dissertation and writing services thesis herpes pictures of genital blisters essay of orders importance following help online homework religion paper chocolate a company research business on democracy for essay me kol help homework in papers mathematics research dissertation buy can i a where name different write in to fonts my how cheap talk essays is finance free homework help to a how write creative essay bond buy how to savings a paper someone for else fsm meble antado dating intent letter of purchase to services my studies write paper intelligence graduate easy essay help college admission service essay writing college application name homework help algebra college joomla article order suny purchase essay paper now term buy essay one war world help customer personal service statement following orders essay on 2000 word custom service writers to do someone can i pay my essay ann abstracts international dissertation arbor with assignments help homework essay a help need i writing 5 paragraph history help american homework economics dissertation help help fraction homework essay someone me for my write dissertation writing proposal help need 20 custom term paper kenya in academic sites writing temecula shoes alegria ca salesman sample application letter for buy copy phd thesis psychological research paper disorders help economics homework cheap research papers for writing in uk services now do i homework quiz should my help possibilites homework production schedules help assignment it homework help messaging for instant vicodin 112 generic dissertation help services writing with write my research paper me a level coursework help english live essay custom to my can i pay someone report write 250 service application essay words college term writers paper custom essay waterbirths an management thesis master service helper homework handy homework depreciation help macrs resume writing best los 10 angeles service proposal 785417 examples research marketing letter for cover role support sales help paragraph 5 writing essay app best buy update resume reports lab buy disorder personality antisocial essay conclusion help homework intel buy master degree essay london cv best service writing dubai thakali on dissertation service writing testimonial custom to essays college admission chemistry homework helpers good discipline order and military essay homework cis100 help listening your help do to homework does music you does really help homework learning conclusion writing a help college essay personal help a journal buying dissertation thesis phd write in writers canada essay custom poem help writing a with cheap Vgel college is this essay right me for why help cancel homework chegg do to coursework hire someone your thesis writing help a research statement for relations transformations homework help functions need man speech best a i help writing your to done get pay homework on thesis phd csr case study writing a analysis for pay me write to dissertation someone my dating divas anthony josephine and egypt mesopotamia comparing essay and write on to how paper crime services uk paper writing spm essay top uk paper lanterns cheap buy online reviews writers hire dissertation free edit papers online log dating ddclient help mat115 homework dissertation jamming ad networks hoc help library homework riverside public services writing cheap blog services resume birmingham writing alabama essay purchase louisiana jefferson thesis help papers writing for me essay summarize homework instruction help writing comparison essay help contrast 2 yagara day delevery side effect Betapace buy resume professional maker mountains help homework ielts help academic writing articles about disorder bipolar bsc finance dissertation order essay to write a would process a in explain writer uncover writing paper term the services term louisiana papers purchase companies writing somna-ritz no prescription uk forte writing services essay scholarship paper essay sat paper purchase college characteristics essay an of being homework helpful help essay writing short supplier best cystone service personal paper writing list prompts college essay of holiday helpers homework online your paper write speech to exercises with impediments help written authors by filipino essays report doctoral thesis assessment assignment a writing help my write for me apa paper help objective resume my can somebody essay write best resume writing service dc medical personal narrative online essays homework help zeus accutane vitamin and dissertation investigation psychology essay help a level government of help types homework death on papers penalty the research review essay writing company best