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Research Infrastructure

Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory

Description The German-Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto is located in the Sierra de Los Filabres (Andalucía, Southern Spain) north of Almeria. It is operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) in Granada/Spain. Calar Alto provides three telescopes with apertures of 1.23m, 2.2m and 3.5m to the general community. This RI is an ICTS (Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure), included in the Spanish National Roadmap for RIs.
URL http://www.caha.es
Status Operational since 1975
Information Source RI website
Scientific Domains Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization In situ Earth Observatories
Location Calle Jesús Durban Remón, Almería, 04004, Spain
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15022