Research lines

Our current research and development lines are the following:

Minor bodies of the Solar System

  • Trans-Neptunian Objects.
  • Asteroids.
  • Fireballs, meteors, meteoroids, meteorites


  • High-precision photometry.
  • TTV studies (transit timing variations).


  • Variable stars: RRLyras, Cepheids, cataclysmic variables.
  • Compact binaries and low-mass X-ray binary stars.
  • Stellar formation and cosmic dust.
  • Stellar clusters: globular and open clusters, stellar associations.
  • Stellar and sub-stellar populations.
  • Star-forming regions.
  • Stars: Massive stars, Ap stars, chemical composition, metallicity, etc.
  • IR photometry and spectroscopy.

Galactic Astronomy

  • The Galactic bulge.
  • Formation and evolution of the Milky Way.
  • IR photometry and spectroscopy

Extragalactic Astronomy

  • Galaxy formation and evolution.
  • Star formation in galaxies.
  • Dust in galaxies.
  • Galactic structure, kinematics, and dynamics.
  • Optical and radio interferometry.

Technologies for astronomical and space research

  • Astroinformatics, machine learning pipelines, data distribution systems.
  • Unsupervised machine learning.
  • Development of automatic data-reduction systems.
  • Development of automatic control systems.
  • Light-pollution studies.
  • Satellite-tracking and analyses of satellite imagery.