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  1. San Fernando: ¿utopía o proyecto inconcluso?

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    Juan Pablo Murillo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio analiza los distintos proyectos de modernización ocurridos en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando, en el contexto de una seria crisis institucional a finales del siglo XX. Para ello, a partir de las categorías de colectivo de pensamiento y estilo de pensamiento propuestos por Ludwick Fleck, se hace un estudio de los procesos socio-históricos relacionados con los distintas iniciativas desplegadas en la más antigua escuela de medicina del Perú. Un análisis de las diferentes iniciativas identificadas nos llevan a la hipótesis de que la crisis de San Fernando, como colectivo académico, se basa en las contradicciones propias de un proyecto institucional inconcluso, que además cíclicamente se manifiesta asincrónico y disfuncional, al complejo y cambiante entorno institucional y cultural de la sociedad peruana. El estudio sistematiza las principales características de los diferentes proyectos de modernización institucional. Luego de un análisis del actual contexto del sector salud peruano, a partir de los procesos identificados, se propone una agenda de desarrollo, orientada a generar un ciclo de acumulación y crecimiento académico, que constituya una etapa de transición de cara a los retos que el siglo XXI plantea a los miembros del colectivo San Fernandino.

  2. 76 FR 35024 - Precision Dynamics Corporation San Fernando, CA; Precision Dynamics Corporation, Also Known as...

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    2011-06-15

    ... Employment and Training Administration Precision Dynamics Corporation San Fernando, CA; Precision Dynamics... for Worker Adjustment Assistance on January 28, 2011, applicable to workers of Precision Dynamics... the subject firm. The Valencia, California location of Precision Dynamics Corporation, also known...

  3. Structure of the San Fernando Valley region, California: implications for seismic hazard and tectonic history

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    Langenheim, V.E.; Wright, T.L.; Okaya, D.A.; Yeats, R.S.; Fuis, G.S.; Thygesen, K.; Thybo, H.

    2011-01-01

    Industry seismic reflection data, oil test well data, interpretation of gravity and magnetic data, and seismic refraction deep-crustal profiles provide new perspectives on the subsurface geology of San Fernando Valley, home of two of the most recent damaging earthquakes in southern California. Seismic reflection data provide depths to Miocene–Quaternary horizons; beneath the base of the Late Miocene Modelo Formation are largely nonreflective rocks of the Middle Miocene Topanga and older formations. Gravity and seismic reflection data reveal the North Leadwell fault zone, a set of down-to-the-north faults that does not offset the top of the Modelo Formation; the zone strikes northwest across the valley, and may be part of the Oak Ridge fault system to the west. In the southeast part of the valley, the fault zone bounds a concealed basement high that influenced deposition of the Late Miocene Tarzana fan and may have localized damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Gravity and seismic refraction data indicate that the basin underlying San Fernando Valley is asymmetric, the north part of the basin (Sylmar subbasin) reaching depths of 5–8 km. Magnetic data suggest a major boundary at or near the Verdugo fault, which likely started as a Miocene transtensional fault, and show a change in the dip sense of the fault along strike. The northwest projection of the Verdugo fault separates the Sylmar subbasin from the main San Fernando Valley and coincides with the abrupt change in structural style from the Santa Susana fault to the Sierra Madre fault. The Simi Hills bound the basin on the west and, as defined by gravity data, the boundary is linear and strikes ~N45°E. That northeast-trending gravity gradient follows both the part of the 1971 San Fernando aftershock distribution called the Chatsworth trend and the aftershock trends of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. These data suggest that the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge earthquakes reactivated portions of

  4. Preliminary Geologic Map of the San Fernando 7.5' Quadrangle, Southern California: A Digital Database

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    Yerkes, R.F.

    1997-01-01

    The city of San Fernando sits atop a structurally complex, sedimentologically diverse, and tectonically evolving late Tertiary-Quaternary basin situated within the Transverse Ranges of southern California. The surrounding San Fernando Valley (SFV) contains the headwaters of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries. Prior to the advent of flood control, the valley floor was composed of active alluvial fans and floodplains. Seasonal streams emanating from Pacoima and Big Tujunga Canyons drain the complex western San Gabriel Mountains and deposit coarse, highly permeable alluvium that contains generally high-quality ground water. The more shallow western part derives mainly from Tertiary and pre-Tertiary sedimentary rocks, and is underlain by less permeable, fine-grained deposits containing persistent shallow ground water and poorer water quality. Home of the 1971 San Fernando and the 1994 Northridge earthquakes, the SFV experienced near-record levels of strong ground motion in 1994 that caused widespread damage from strong shaking and ground failure. A new map of late Quaternary deposits of the San Fernando area shows that the SFV is a structural trough that has been filled from the sides, with the major source of sediment being large drainages in the San Gabriel Mountains. Deposition on the major alluvial fan of Tujunga Wash and Pacoima Wash, which issues from the San Gabriel Mountains, and on smaller fans, has been influenced by ongoing compressional tectonics in the valley. Late Pleistocene deposits have been cut by active faults and warped over growing folds. Holocene alluvial fans are locally ponded behind active uplifts. The resulting complex pattern of deposits has a major effect on liquefaction hazards. Young sandy sediments generally are highly susceptible to liquefaction where they are saturated, but the distribution of young deposits, their grain size characteristics, and the level of ground water all are complexly dependent on the tectonics of the valley

  5. La presencia de San Fernando en nuestra medallística

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    Ricardo Álvarez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available La Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando no solo es la escuela galénica más antigua de nuestro país, sino además es una de las pocas instituciones peruanas que pueden ufanarse de una existencia continua, que se aproxima al bicentenario. Durante una vida institucional tan dilatada, en un país como el Perú, con una rica y secular tradición en la confección de medallas, era de esperarse que algunos de sus principales acontecimientos hayan quedado perennizados por medio de ejemplares conmemorativos. Es gracias a la medallística, es decir, aquella rama de la numismática que estudia todo lo concerniente a las medallas, que podemos darlos a conocer a los peruanos en general, y a la comunidad sanfernandina en particular, a la par de perpetuarlos en estas páginas.

  6. CDC-SF: PROPER MOTION CATALOGUE FROM CARTE DU CIEL PLATES, SAN FERNANDO ZONE

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    B. Vicente

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un catálogo astrométrico de posiciones y movimientos propios, obtenido con las placas Carte du Ciel de la zona de San Fernando, material fotográfico de época media 1901.4 y magnitud Limite V~15. Se ha utilizado un escáner comercial de sobremesa para la digitalización de las placas. Ha sido necesario desarrollar técnicas especiales para el tratamiento del material y corregir la amplia distorsión que introduce el escáner. Las coordenadas ecuatoriales están en el sistema ICRS mediante Tycho-2 que se usa como referencia. Los errores externos comparados con Tycho-2 son de 0:002. Para obtener movimientos propios se ha usado el catálogo UCAC2 como segunda época, obteniendo una incertidumbre de 1.2 mas/año, para las estrellas de V<_14. Como muestra de la calidad del catálogo desarrollado, se presenta un análisis cinemático de siete cúmulos estelares abiertos ASCC 30, BOCHUM 3, NGC 2215, NGC 2301, NGC 2311, NGC 2323 y NGC 2548, determinando las probabilidades de pertenencia de cada estrella y las propiedades fundamentales de cada cúmulo.

  7. Status of groundwater quality in the San Fernando--San Gabriel study unit, 2005--California GAMA Priority Basin Project

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    Land, Michael; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Belitz, Kenneth

    2012-01-01

    Groundwater quality in the approximately 460-square-mile San Fernando--San Gabriel (FG) study unit was investigated as part of the Priority Basin Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The study area is in Los Angeles County and includes Tertiary-Quaternary sedimentary basins situated within the Transverse Ranges of southern California. The GAMA Priority Basin Project is being conducted by the California State Water Resources Control Board in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The GAMA FG study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of the quality of untreated (raw) groundwater in the primary aquifer systems (hereinafter referred to as primary aquifers) throughout California. The assessment is based on water-quality and ancillary data collected in 2005 by the USGS from 35 wells and on water-quality data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) database. The primary aquifers were defined by the depth interval of the wells listed in the CDPH database for the FG study unit. The quality of groundwater in primary aquifers may be different from that in the shallower or deeper water-bearing zones; shallow groundwater may be more vulnerable to surficial contamination. This study assesses the status of the current quality of the groundwater resource by using data from samples analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and naturally occurring inorganic constituents, such as major ions and trace elements. This status assessment is intended to characterize the quality of groundwater resources in the primary aquifers of the FG study unit, not the treated drinking water delivered to consumers by water purveyors.

  8. Rehabilitation and certification of the PGPB Cactus-San Fernando gas pipeline system

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    Graciano, L.S. [Permex Gas y Petroquimica Basica, Mexico City (Mexico); Clyne, A. [GE Energy PII Pipeline Solutions, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cazenave, P.; Willis, S. [GE Energy PII Pipeline Solutions, Houston, TX (United States); Kania, R. [GE Energy Pipeline Solutions, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2004-07-01

    The Cactus-San Fernando gas pipeline system is 650 km in length and was constructed in the late 1970s. The system transports more than 1100 million standard cubic feet per day of dry natural gas to electricity generators in Mexico. This paper described a project undertaken to re-validate the pipeline and demonstrate the future integrity of the pipeline system and ensure that it was suitable for operation to 1219 psig. Pipeline sections were inspected using high resolution magnetic flux leakage (MFL) in-line inspection (ILI) tools, and inertial mapping unit vehicles equipped with global positioning surveys (GPS). The combined inspections allowed the project team to accurately identify features of the pipeline that required repairs. External and internal corrosion were identified as the most prevalent defects. RSTRENG methodologies were used to investigate the interaction of individual corrosion anomalies. Corrosion patterns were compared, and above-ground survey data were used to establish the causes of both the external and internal corrosion, as well as to establish future corrosion growth rates. Decision tree analysis was then used to analyze the growth rates and to identify statistical differences between corrosion growth rates as a function of distance along the pipeline. After the ILI reports were generated, an integrity assessment was then conducted to identify necessary repair options. Repairs plans were then developed along with recommended re-inspection intervals for each section. After the integrity assessments were accepted by a certification company, field work was conducted to locate and measure defects. Defects characteristic of major volumetric welding flaws introduced during pipeline construction were identified and repaired with an epoxy sleeve technique. It was concluded that repairs needed to operate the pipeline at the requested pressure were accomplished within a period of 8 months. 7 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs.

  9. On the coherence of ground motion in the San Fernando valley

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    Hough, S.E.; Field, E.H.

    1996-01-01

    We present an analysis of the coherence of seismic ground motion recorded on alluvial sediments in the San Fernando Valley, California. Using aftershocks of the 17 January 1994 Mw6.7 earthquake recorded at a quasi-dense array of portable stations, we analyze the coherence of three well-recorded magnitude 3.7 to 4.0 events over the frequency range 0.5 to 15 Hz and a distance range of 0.5 to 5.3 km. All stations are located at sites with broadly similar near-site geology, characterized by medium to fine-grain Quaternary alluvial sediments. On average, relatively high values of coherence are observed for distances up to 3 to 4 km and frequencies up to 2 to 3 Hz; coherence drops sharply at frequencies near and above 3 Hz. Although average coherence functions are described reasonably well by a log-linear relationship with frequency, the curves at all distances exhibit a flattening at low frequencies that is not consistent with previous observations of coherence at hardrock sites. The distance decay of coherence is also markedly less strong, with high coherence values observed over station separations corresponding to multiple wavelengths. This may reflect fundamental differences in shallow-wave propagation in the two environments, with high-frequency scattering relatively more dominant in regions of hard-rock near-surface geology. Within a sedimentary basin or valley, the site response itself generally reflects a resonance phenomenon that may tend to give rise to more uniform ground motions. However, previous studies have demonstrated the existence of pathological focusing and amplification effects within complex sedimentary basin environments such as the greater Los Angeles region; our results undoubtedly do not quantify the full range of ground-motion variability at all sites, but rather represent the level of that variability that can be expected, and quantified, for typical source/receiver paths.

  10. Soil types and limiting factors in agricultural production in the San Fernando district, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Tipos de suelo y factores limitantes en la produccion agropecuaria en el distrito San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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    Espinosa Ramirez, M.; Garza Cedillo, R.; Andrade limas, E.; Belmonte Serrato, F.

    2009-07-01

    The limiting factors in agricultural production, defined as those properties and characteristics of the geographical environment that influence the development of crops, can be diverse and are grouped with the physical environment of soil. They are the result of soil characteristics and soil degradation processes by anthropogenic influence. Due to the above, the objective of this study was to identify and surveying the limitative factors to agricultural production, as well as to define its ability land use capacity in San Fernando district, Tamaulipas. (Author) 7 refs.

  11. A comparative study of bridge damage due to the Wenchuan,Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes

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    Wang Zhiqiang; George C. Lee

    2009-01-01

    A comparative study of selected bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes is described in this paper. Typical ground motion effects considered include large ground fault displacement, liquefaction, landslide, and strong ground shaking. Issues related to falling spans, inadequate detailing for structural ductility and complex bridge configurations are discussed within the context of the recent seismic design codes of China and the US. A significant lesson learned from the Great Wenchuan earthquake, far beyond the opportunities to improve the seismic design provisions for bridges, is articulated.

  12. A comparative study of bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes

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    Wang, Zhiqiang; Lee, George C.

    2009-06-01

    A comparative study of selected bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes is described in this paper. Typical ground motion effects considered include large ground fault displacement, liquefaction, landslide, and strong ground shaking. Issues related to falling spans, inadequate detailing for structural ductility and complex bridge configurations are discussed within the context of the recent seismic design codes of China and the US. A significant lesson learned from the Great Wenchuan earthquake, far beyond the opportunities to improve the seismic design provisions for bridges, is articulated.

  13. El castillo de San Romualdo (San Fernando, Cádiz. Aproximación estratigráfica y evolución constructiva

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    Utrera Burgal, Raquel M.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article shows the results of the archaeological research carried out in the castle of San Romualdo, the most emblematic building of the city of San Fernando and a defensive fortress tied to the control access of Cádiz. The standing building recording has enabled to know the building evolution from its origins until the present. Studies have hitherto confirmed the chronological conclusions already proposed in 2003. That is, the current castle is a medieval Christian building erected in the second half of the 13th century thanks to Mudejar workers and materials reused from a previous building.Presentamos en este artículo los resultados de nuestra investigación arqueológica en el castillo de San Romualdo, el edificio más emblemático de la ciudad de San Fernando y fortaleza defensiva ligada al control del acceso a Cádiz. El análisis estratigráfico de alzados ha permitido conocer la evolución constructiva del edificio, desde sus orígenes hasta la actualidad. Hasta ahora los estudios confirman las conclusiones en cuanto a su datación presentadas en el año 2003, es decir, el castillo, tal y como hoy lo conocemos, es una construcción medieval cristiana, realizada durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIII, con mano de obra mudéjar y con materiales reutilizados de una edificación anterior.

  14. El círculo meridiano automático de San Fernando - San Juan. Sus primeros pasos en el hemisferio sur

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    Mallamaci, C. C.; Muiños, J. L.; Gallego, M.; Pérez, J. A.; Marmolejo, L.; Navarro, J. L.; Sedeño, J.; Vallejos, M.; Belizón, F.

    Se informa sobre el estado actual del Círculo Meridiano Automático de San Fernando-San Juan. El instrumento (Grubb-Parson, de 178mm de abertura y 2665 mm de distancia focal) es gemelo del que se encuentra en las Islas Canarias, y fue instalado durante los meses de julio y agosto de 1996 en la estación astronómica ``Dr. C.U.Cesco" (El Leoncito, Barreal), a unos 200 km de distancia de la ciudad de San Juan, merced a un Convenio de Cooperación Científica, firmado en 1994 entre el ROA (España) y el OAFA (Argentina). En la actualidad se está llevando a cabo un programa de prueba cuyos resultados preliminares muestran que el telescopio está en buenas condiciones para observar estrellas de hasta magnitud aproximada 14.5, con buenos errores de observación (<0.12" en ascensión recta y declinación).

  15. Astrometry with "Carte du Ciel" plates, San Fernando zone. I. Digitization and measurement using a flatbed scanner

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    Vicente, B; Garzón, F

    2007-01-01

    We present an original method of digitizing and astrometrically reducing "Carte du Ciel" plate material using an inexpensive flatbed scanner, to demonstrate that for this material there is an alternative to more specialized measuring machines that are very few in number and thus not readily available. The sample of plates chosen to develop this method are original "Carte du Ciel" plates of the San Fernando zone, photographic material with a mean epoch 1903.6, and a limiting photographic magnitude ~14.5, covering the declination range of -10 < dec < -2. Digitization has been made using a commercial flatbed scanner, demonstrating the internal precision that can be attained with such a device. A variety of post-scan corrections are shown to be necessary. In particular, the large distortion introduced by the non-uniform action of the scanner is modelled using multiple scans of each plate. We also tackle the specific problems associated with the triple-exposure images on some plates and the grid lines presen...

  16. Urban solar photovoltaics potential: An inventory and modelling study applied to the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

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    Angelici, G. L.; Bryant, N. A.; Freta, R. K.; Friedman, S. Z.

    1980-01-01

    Procedures for analyzing the potential of solar photovoltaic collectors to meet energy requirements in a metropolitan region are described and a modeling effort is applied to the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. The procedure involves a series of steps designed to produce maps and tabulations revealing the amount of rooftop area available for establishing solar collectors and the proportion of energy requirement that could be potentially supplied by solar photovoltaics within each of the 533 mainline feeder service areas in the study area. For the sixty five square mile study area, the results showed that, with half the available flat and south facing roofs used and assuming the availability of energy storage, 52.7 percent of the actual kWh energy requirements could have been met in 1978 using photovoltaic collectors. Hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly fluctuations in potential supply and actual loads and recommendations of avenues for further research are discussed. Some further potential applications of the modeling technique are suggested.

  17. Astrometry with "Carte du Ciel" plates, San Fernando zone. II. CdC-SF: a precise proper motion catalogue

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    Vicente, Belen; Garzon, Francisco; Girard, Terrence M

    2009-01-01

    The historic plates of the "Carte du Ciel", an international cooperative project launched in 1887, offer valuable first-epoch material for the determination of absolute proper motions. We present the CdC-SF, an astrometric catalogue of positions and proper motions derived from the "Carte du Ciel" plates of the San Fernando zone, photographic material with a mean epoch of 1901.4 and a limiting magnitude of V~16, covering the declination range of -10deg < declination < -2deg. Digitization has been made using a conventional flatbed scanner. Special techniques have been developed to handle the combination of plate material and the large distortion introduced by the scanner. The equatorial coordinates are on the ICRS defined by Tycho-2, and proper motions are derived using UCAC2 as second-epoch positions. The result is a catalogue with positions and proper motions for 560000 stars, covering 1080 degrees squared. The mean positional uncertainty is 0.20" (0.12" for well-measured stars) and the proper-motion un...

  18. Tracking on non-active collaborative objects from San Fernando Laser station

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    Catalán, Manuel; Quijano, Manuel; Cortina, Luis M.; Pazos, Antonio A.; Martín-Davila, José

    2016-04-01

    The Royal Observatory of the Spanish Navy (ROA) works on satellite geodesy from the early days of the space age, when the first artificial satellite tracking telescope was installed in 1958: the Baker-Nunn camera. In 1975 a French satellite Laser ranging (SLR) station was installed and operated at ROA . Since 1980, ROA has been operating this instrument which was upgraded to a third generation and it is still keep into a continuous update to reach the highest level of operability. Since then ROA has participated in different space geodesy campaigns through the International Laser Service Stations (ILRS) or its European regional organization (EUROLAS), tracking a number of artificial satellites types : ERS, ENVISAT, LAGEOS, TOPEX- POSEIDON to name but a few. Recently we opened a new field of research: space debris tracking, which is receiving increasing importance and attention from international space agencies. The main problem is the relatively low accuracy of common used methods. It is clear that improving the predicted orbit accuracy is necessary to fulfill our aims (avoiding unnecessary anti-collision maneuvers,..). Following results obtained by other colleagues (Austria, China, USA,...) we proposed to share our time-schedule using our satellite ranging station to obtain data which will make orbital elements predictions far more accurate (sub-meter accuracy), while we still keep our tracking routines over active satellites. In this communication we report the actions fulfill until nowadays.

  19. Investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando: una perspectiva sistémica

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    Pedro Jesús Mendoza-Arana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: It is necessary to establish bases for research in medical education at San Fernando Faculty of Medicine. Identification of investigators working in medical education latu sensu in health educational research is expected, as well as research lines and methods used. Objectives: To identify investigators dedicated to education research in health, and to identify lines of research and main methodologic strategies. Design: Bibliography review of articles y abstracts on health education. Setting: Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Participants: Investigators in health education. Methods: Participating units were the Faculty of Medicine’s thirteen academic departments and six institutes. Main outcome measures: Lines of medical research, investigators, methods, types of publication. Results: Main research lines in medical education were: Teaching-learning methods, Education on research, Ethics, Students’ characteristics, Admission/Graduation, and Curricular research. Research on education administration is not currently developed. Only 25% of production became articles, 75% were summaries. Main research units in medical education were Dynamic Sciences, Preventive Medicine, and Nursing School academic departments; and among Institutes, the Institute of Ethics. Research is done by teams in 80% of cases, mostly constituted by 3 to 6 teachers. There was an important student contribution through Sociedad Cientifica de San Fernando. Methods used were usually descriptive designs and case studies. Conclusions: We appeal to articulate Faculty’s research on medical education experience and ability with the agenda of priorities of investigation on human resources in health established by the Ministry of Health.

  20. Presence of Echinococcus oligarthrus (Diesing, 1863) Lühe, 1910 in Lynx rufus texensis Allen, 1895 from San Fernando, Tamaulipas state, in north-east Mexico.

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    Salinas-López, N; Jiménez-Guzmán, F; Cruz-Reyes, A

    1996-07-01

    A bobcat was found recently killed on "Highway 101" near the town of San Fernando, Tamaulipas State, Mexico (100 km south of Brownsville, TX, U.S.A.). The cat (Lynx rufus texensis) was parasitized by several species of nematodes and trematodes, but mainly by a cestode, Echinococcus oligarthrus. The diagnostic characteristics of this cestode are described and illustrated. E. oligarthrus has not been reported previously in North America. This is the first time that the strobilar stage has been recovered from a "bobcat". A potential public health problem may be raised by the presence of this cestode in Mexico.

  1. Historia y evolución del baloncesto en la ciudad de San Fernando. De la Escuela de Aprendices la Bazán a la actualidad = History and evolution of basketball in the city of San Fernando. From the escuela de aprendices la Bazán to the present

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    Javier Bueno Antequera

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La siguiente investigación trata de aclarar los orígenes del baloncesto en la ciudad de San Fernando (Cádiz, España, así como su evolución e importancia en la actualidad. Existen artículos que tratan sobre el tema pero no están ni contrastados ni muestran una visión específica de dichos orígenes. Con este trabajo, pretendemos reunir y sintetizar estos artículos así como las opiniones de los propios protagonistas a través de entrevistas que llevamos a cabo con los mismos, que se perderían al no estar recogidas de forma escrita. Este trabajo va dirigido a todas aquellas personas interesadas en conocer algo más sobre el propio deporte y la ciudad de San Fernando. Los motivos que nos impulsaron a realizar la presente investigación son: la importancia y el significado que tiene este deporte para la ciudad de San Fernando. Este estudio pretende hacer llegar a los jóvenes, visitantes, deportistas e investigadores de la historia del deporte una pequeña parte de la cultura de esta localidad gaditana, donde la práctica del deporte del baloncesto tiene una larga tradición, desde su comienzo en la Escuela de Aprendices de la Empresa Nacional Bazán de Construcciones Navales Militares SA. de San Fernando hasta la actualidad y la importancia que tuvieron algunos colegios de la ciudad a lo largo de la historia, en la expansión de este deporte----------------------------------------------------------------------------Spain, as well as its evolution and its present importance. There are articles on the subject, though they are not contrasted nor do they show a specific view of those origins. With this work with intend to gather and synthesize these articles as well as the opinions of the main figures by means of the interviews we maintained with them, which otherwise would get lost if they were not kept in written. This work is addressed to all those interested in knowing more about the sport itself and about the city of San Fernando

  2. DESÓRDENES Y JUEGOS DE CHAPAS EN LA PLAZA: ESTUDIANTES, ESPACIO PÚBLICO Y JUVENTUD (SAN FERNANDO, C.1870-C.1900

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    PABLO TORO BLANCO

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza el problema de las vinculaciones existentes entre el proceso formativo de la educación pública secundaria masculina decimonónica, el ámbito de lo público y la constitución de rasgos de identidad colectiva juvenil en un espacio local. A partir de un conjunto acotado de hitos de polémica, rastreados principalmente mediante prensa, bibliografía y memorias e informes de autoridades educacionales y políticas de la localidad de San Fernando, se pretende discutir problemas que, expresados en la escala provincial, forman parte de procesos de más amplia ocurrencia y que dicen relación con el lento proceso de definición social de la juventud como actor reconocido en el Chile moderno.The article analyzes the problem of the links between the formative process of all-boys education in public secondary schools during the nineteenth-century, the public sphere and aspects regarding the construction of collective juvenile identity within a local space. From a brief set of controversial events, examined through press, bibliography, memoirs and reports from educational and political authorities from San Fernando, the article discusses problems that express on a provincial scale, processes that are part of wider occurrences and that are related to the slow social process of recognizing youth as an actor in modern Chile.

  3. Ground-Water Quality Data in the San Fernando-San Gabriel Study Unit, 2005 - Results from the California GAMA Program

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    Land, Michael; Belitz, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    Ground-water quality in the approximately 460 square mile San Fernando-San Gabriel study unit (SFSG) was investigated between May and July 2005 as part of the Priority Basin Assessment Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The GAMA Priority Basin Assessment Project was developed in response to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Act of 2001 and is being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The San Fernando-San Gabriel study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of raw ground-water quality within SFSG, as well as a statistically consistent basis for comparing water quality throughout California. Samples were collected from 52 wells in Los Angeles County. Thirty-five of the wells were selected using a spatially distributed, randomized grid-based method to provide statistical representation of the study area (grid wells), and seventeen wells were selected to aid in the evaluation of specific water-quality issues or changes in water chemistry along a historic ground-water flow path (understanding wells). The ground-water samples were analyzed for a large number of synthetic organic constituents [volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides and pesticide degradates], constituents of special interest [perchlorate, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP), and 1,4-dioxane], naturally occurring inorganic constituents (nutrients, major and minor ions, and trace elements), radioactive constituents, and microbial indicators. Naturally occurring isotopes (tritium, and carbon-14, and stable isotopes of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon), and dissolved noble gases also were measured to help identify the source and age of the sampled ground water. Quality-control samples (blanks, replicates, samples for matrix spikes) were collected at approximately one-fifth (11 of 52) of the wells, and the results for these

  4. Formulación de un plan de desarrollo agropecuario y forestal para una comunidad ejidal del municipio de San Fernando, Chiapas, México

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    Leopoldo Medina Sansón

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    Full Text Available El perfil socioeconómico de Chiapas es primordialmente rural, debiendo reconocerse la diversidad de sus actividades agropecuarias y forestales para generar condiciones específicas de desarrollo. Considerando lo anterior, se realizó esta investigación entre mayo de 1998 y diciembre de 1999, como un estudio de caso sobre los aspectos agropecuarios y forestales más relevantes en el ejido Villa Allende, que expresa problemas ejidales característicos de la región. El ejido cuenta con 3.300 hectáreas, 554 ejidatarios y se ubica en el municipio de San Fernando en la Región Central de Chiapas. Se estudiaron las circunstancias de los ejidatarios, conocimiento local y procesos de trabajo agrícola desde una perspectiva de planeación. A partir de ello se generó el plan de desarrollo, el cual es el primero expuesto en el municipio de San Fernando que se dirige al sector ejidal. Su propósito es plasmar una propuesta general en materia agropecuaria y forestal que pueda ser base para la concertación y que permita vislumbrar opciones dirigidas a mejorar la calidad de vida de los habitantes del ejido Villa Allende. Se postulan las siguientes políticas de desarrollo: 1. Fortalecimiento de la producción y la autosuficiencia alimentaria. 2. Impulso al crecimiento económico. 3. Dotación de infraestructura básica. 4. Reordenamiento agropecuario y forestal con criterios sociales, ecológicos y económicos. 5. Promoción de la salud. Con base en las políticas, se enuncian objetivos programas y subprogramas o proyectos.Chiapas' State has an economical profile essentially rural so, it must be recognized the diversity of its agriculture, livestock and forestry to generate specific conditions of development. Considering the previous questions, this research was carried out between May of 1998 and December of 1999, as a case study about the most important aspects that are related to agriculture, livestock and forestry at the Villa Allende ejido, which

  5. The BOOTES-5 telescope at San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory, Mexico

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    Hiriart, D.; Valdez, J.; Martínez, B.; García, B.; Cordova, A.; Colorado, E.; Guisa, G.; Ochoa, J. L.; Nuñez, J. M.; Ceseña, U.; Cunniffe, R.; Murphy, D.; Lee, W.; Park, Il H.; Castro-Tirado, A. J.

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    BOOTES-5 is the fifth robotic observatory of the international network of robotic telescopes BOOTES (Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring Optical System). It is located at the National Astronomical Observatory at Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Mexico. It was dedicated on November 26, 2015 and it is in the process of testing. Its main scientific objective is the observation and monitoring of the optic counterparts of gamma-ray bursts as quickly as possible once they have been detected from space or other ground-based observatories. BOOTES-5 fue nombrado Telescopio Javier Gorosabel en memoria del astrónomo español Javier Gorosabel Urkia.

  6. Reseña de la contribución de San Fernando a la lucha contra la violencia: a review

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    Full Text Available Las actividades de lucha contra la violencia se iniciaron en la Facultad de Medicina San Fernando, UNMSM, en marzo del año 2003. Las primeras acciones estuvieron encaminadas a la organización de un núcleo docente de trabajo y a acopiar la mayor información sobre las consecuencias en salud producidas por la violencia política ocurrida en el Perú en los años 1980 al 2000. En el presente artículo se presenta una reseña histórica de los inicios, los arduos procesos de organización, de capacitación de profesionales de la salud y profesores universitarios así como de la evaluación de los resultados obtenidos en la atención integral en salud a las víctimas de la violencia de las regiones que sufrieron la violencia política y otros logros paralelos de innovación, creatividad y trasferencia de conocimientos, para la sostenibilidad del proceso.

  7. La serie sobre San Fernando de Antonio García Reinoso en la Catedral de Córdoba

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    Full Text Available The recent restoration of canvases painted by García Reinoso to commemorate the canonization of Ferdinand III, the Saint, in Córdoba Cathedral allows not only for the appreciation of the original quality of these works, but also contributes invaluable data for determining their exact chronology. The painted production of this artist, known primarily for his abilities as a draughtsman, is thereby brought into focus, given that very few of his paintings are known, particularly from his mature period. This article offers an iconographical study of the series and interprets certain themes that until now have not been fully addressed in the scholarly literature.

    La reciente restauración de los lienzos pintados por García Reinoso para conmemorar la canonización de Fernando III el Santo en la Catedral de Córdoba, no sólo ha servido para poder admirar las obras en sus calidades originarias, sino que también han aportado datos imprescindibles para fijar su exacta cronología; trayendo a primer plano de la actualidad la pintura de este artista, mayormente conocido por sus cualidades como dibujante, conociéndose suyas muy pocas obras pictóricas, en particular de su momento de madurez. En este artículo se aborda el estudio iconográfico de la serie, procediéndose a la interpretación de unos temas que hasta el momento habían sido tratados bastante desigualmente.

  8. The Sierra Nevada-San Joaquin Hydrologic Observatory (SNSJHO): A WATERS Network Test Bed

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    Fisher, J.; Meng, X.; Rice, R.; Butler, C.; Molotch, N.; Harmon, T. C.; Bales, R.

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    A mountain-to-valley virtual hydrologic observatory in Central California provides a focus for data and information in support of hydrologic research, a testbed for prototype measurement systems, and guidance for development of measurement and cyber infrastructure in an actual observatory. The multiple rivers and watersheds making up the 60,000 km2 greater San Joaquin drainage are physically disconnected by mountain-front dams that provide flood control, hydropower, seasonal water delivery and recreation. However, the mountain and valley portions are institutionally connected in multiple ways. For example, each year the winter snowpack and watershed conditions determine the magnitude of annual runoff. Errors in snowpack measurements and runoff forecasts have huge economic implications for valley water users. Second, valley flood control, water quality, irrigation demand and hydropower operations have a very strong interest in influencing mountain watershed management. The broader aim of the Sierra Nevada-San Joaquin Hydrologic Observatory is to build research infrastructure and promote research for improving the knowledge base for sound hydrologic management in the Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley and across the Western U.S. In the Sierra Nevada the current focus is on developing spatially distributed instrument clusters that, when blended with remotely sensed data, will improve water balance closure from hillslope to watershed scales. Five instrument clusters at or just above the rain-snow transition are in place and under development. In the San Joaquin Valley, the focus is on sensor systems for observing fertilizer application rates in agriculture, groundwater-surface water exchanges in rivers, and flow and mixing in the confluence zones between the main stem San Joaquin and tributary Merced Rivers. A common digital library and analysis framework further links the mountain and valley portions of the virtual observatory (see https://eng.ucmerced.edu/dev00/snsjno).

  9. San Fernando del río Negro. Un intento evangelizador jesuítico a los Abipones San Fernando do rio Negro: uma tentativa evangelizadora jesuítica com os Abipones - 10.4025/dialogos.v13i2.406 San Fernando de rio Negro: a jesuit evangelization attempt with the Abipones - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v13i2.406

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos interesa indagar acerca de las características de las reducciones a cargo de la Compañía de Jesús en la región del Chaco argentino. El estudio de caso está dirigido a la misión de San Fernando, integrada por abipones. Sus orígenes datan de 1750 en el actual territorio de la ciudad argentina de Resistencia, en la provincia del Chaco. Entre los objetivos de su fundación existía el plan de evangelizar a los nativos y a la vez proteger a la ciudad de Corrientes de los avances de estas etnias. Más allá de las dificultade económicas, climáticas y de los conflictos interétnicos existentes partimos de la idea de que dicho poblado tuvo un relativo éxito. Intentaremos demostrar estas ideas a partir algunas fuentes jesuíticas. Nos referimos específicamente a las cartas del misionero José Klein, quien estuvo a cargo de la reducción en sus últimos años y mantuvo interesante correspondencia con el Colegio de Corrientes, de Buenos Aires y de Asunción. Los detallados inventarios realizados en el mes de agosto de 1767 a partir de la expulsión, y las cartas mencionadas se transforman en interesantes fuentes para el abordaje de la temática y la aproximación desde la visión jesuítica al mejor conocimiento del funcionamiento interno y externo de las reducciones. El contraste con otras fuentes nos permitirá recrear en parte la vida de los abipones reducidos en este contexto chaqueño, tema que no fue suficientemente abordado desde la historiografía.Neste trabalho nos interessa indagar sobre as características das reduções da Companhia de Jesus na região do Chaco argentino. O estudo de caso é sobre a missão de San Fernando, integrada por abipones. Sua origem se remonta a 1750, no atual território da cidade de Resistencia, província do Chaco. Entre os objetivos para a sua criação figurava o plano evangelizador dos nativos, à vez que proteger a cidade de Corrientes dos avanços destas etnias. Além das

  10. Night Sky Brightness at San Pedro Martir Observatory

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    Plauchu-Frayn, I.; Richer, M. G.; Colorado, E.; Herrera, J.; Córdova, A.; Ceseña, U.; Ávila, F.

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    We present optical UBVRI zenith night sky brightness measurements collected on 18 nights during 2013 to 2016 and SQM measurements obtained daily over 20 months during 2014 to 2016 at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional on the Sierra San Pedro Mártir (OAN-SPM) in México. The UBVRI data is based upon CCD images obtained with the 0.84 m and 2.12 m telescopes, while the SQM data is obtained with a high-sensitivity, low-cost photometer. The typical moonless night sky brightness at zenith averaged over the whole period is U = 22.68, B = 23.10, V = 21.84, R = 21.04, I = 19.36, and SQM = 21.88 {mag} {{arcsec}}-2, once corrected for zodiacal light. We find no seasonal variation of the night sky brightness measured with the SQM. The typical night sky brightness values found at OAN-SPM are similar to those reported for other astronomical dark sites at a similar phase of the solar cycle. We find a trend of decreasing night sky brightness with decreasing solar activity during period of the observations. This trend implies that the sky has become darker by Δ U = 0.7, Δ B = 0.5, Δ V = 0.3, Δ R=0.5 mag arcsec‑2 since early 2014 due to the present solar cycle.

  11. Night sky brightness at San Pedro Martir Observatory

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    Plauchu-Frayn, I; Colorado, E; Herrera, J; Cordova, A; Cesena, U; Avila, F

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    We present optical UBVRI zenith night sky brightness measurements collected on eighteen nights during 2013--2016 and SQM measurements obtained daily over twenty months during 2014--2016 at the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional on the Sierra San Pedro Martir (OAN-SPM) in Mexico. The UBVRI data is based upon CCD images obtained with the 0.84m and 2.12m telescopes, while the SQM data is obtained with a high-sensitivity, low-cost photometer. The typical moonless night sky brightness at zenith averaged over the whole period is U = 22.68, B = 23.10, V = 21.84, R = 21.04, I = 19.36, and SQM = 21.88 mag/square arcsec, once corrected for zodiacal light. We find no seasonal variation of the night sky brightness measured with the SQM. The typical night sky brightness values found at OAN-SPM are similar to those reported for other astronomical dark sites at a similar phase of the solar cycle. We find a trend of decreasing night sky brightness with decreasing solar activity during period of the observations. This trend im...

  12. Observatories

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    I give a brief history of astronomical observatories as an institution. This includes: 1) observatories in Islam; 2) China and India; 3) early European observatories; 4) the rise of national observatories; 5) private (amateur) observatories; 6) mountaintop observatories and the modern era. Additional references, to material not cited in the version that will be published in the encyclopedia, are also given.

  13. La colección de vaciados de escultura que Antonio Rafael Mengs donó a Carlos III para la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

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    Antonio Rafael Mengs, primer Pintor de Cámara de Carlos III, donó al rey la extensa colección de vaciados de escultura, que había ido formando a lo largo de los años en Madrid, Roma y Florencia. La Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, creada poco tiempo antes, necesitaba proveerse de modelos en yeso que sirvieran como pauta y fuente de inspiración a los artistas españoles. El repertorio de moldes y modelos de Mengs llegó a España en un momento decisivo para el desarrollo del arte en nue...

  14. Telescopio San Pedro Mártir Observatory preliminary design and project approach

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    Teran, Jose; Lee, William H.; Richer, Michael G.; Sánchez, Beatriz S.; Urdaibay, David; Hill, Derek; Adriaanse, David; Hernandez-Limonchi, Regina

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    The Instituto de Astronomia of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) along with Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory are developing the Telescopio San Pedro Mártir (TSPM) project, a 6.5m diameter optical telescope. M3 Engineering and Technology Corp. (M3) is the design and construction management firm responsible for all site infrastructure, enclosure and support facilities. The Telescopio San Pedro Mártir project (TSPM) will be located within the San Pedro Mártir National Park in Baja California, Mexico at 2,830 m. above sea level, approximately 65 km. east of the Pacific Ocean, 55km west of the Sea of Cortes (Gulf of California) and 180km south of the United States and México border. The aim of the paper is to present the preliminary design of the site infrastructure, enclosure and support facilities to date and share the design and construction approach.

  15. La intervención de la Real Academia de San Fernando en la protección del patrimonio : la Comisión de Valentín Carderera (1836

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    Rocío Calvo Martín

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    Full Text Available El pensamiento ilustrado motivó el nacimiento de la conciencia tutelar, en cuya evolución intervinieron de manera activa las Academias, órganos centralizadores de la protección patrimonial. A raíz de la definitiva desamortización del clero regular, la Real Academia de San Fernando desarrolló un papel fundamental en la formulación de su ordenamiento jurídico. Entre las primeras medidas adoptadas destaca el nombramiento de académicos como comisionados que inventariasen, clasificasen y recolectasen los objetos procedentes de las comunidades suprimidas para la formación de los museos públicos. Este estudio aborda tanto la labor llevada a cabo como los resultados obtenidos por Valentín Carderera como comisionado en Castilla la Vieja y el Reino de León.The Enlightenment caused the birth of guardianship awareness. Academies, as centralized institutions for the protection of heritage, were actively involved in its evolution. On the basis of the definitive disentailment of regular clergy property, the Royal Academy of San Fernando played a key role in the development of its legal framework. Concerning the first steps taken, stands out the appointment of academics as commissioners to inventory, classify and collect the objects from the removed communities to be part of the public museums. This study addresses both the work carried out and the results obtained by the commissioner Valentin Carderera in Old Castile and The Kingdom of Leon.

  16. Scientific Visualizations of Data Collected From EarthScope's Seismic Observatory (USArray) and San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD)

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    Kilb, D.; Im, T.; Quan, A.; Nayak, A.; Weiland, C.; Kent, G.

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    Looking at data from perspectives other than map view, or standard cross sections, can help researchers with their science. Interactively exploring visualizations of multi-dimensional data allows scientists to assess the quality of their data, identify links between different data types, assist with project planning, refine their hypotheses and more easily convey research findings to a wide range of audiences. Working with EarthScope scientists we explore ways to use visualization techniques to help researchers explore their data and explain key concepts and theories. Examples of our visualizations include: (1) Movies of the temporal evolution of earthquakes, detected and recorded by USArray stations, juxtaposed with the progress of USArray station deployment. (2) Using the USArray station spacing as an irregular grid we create a 3D mesh depicting displacements generated by teleseismic waves. (3) An interactive 3D visualization of data pertaining to the SAFOD observatory (i.e., drill hole plans, side tracks, surface and borehole experiment locations, geologic cross-sections, seismicity and fault planes). (4) Exploration of the temporal evolution of the Rayleigh wave group velocity dispersion throughout the California region. (5) Interactive 3D visualizations of notable earthquakes that include, but are not limited to, the location of the mainshock epicenter and hypocenter, historical seismicity, USArray seismic station locations and station codes, geographic boundaries and topography of the region. We make these visualizations available for free download on the web within a day or two of the mainshock event so they can be used in classrooms, outreach venues and for media response. These visualizations can be accessed from the visual objects library at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Visualization Center (http://siovizcenter.ucsd.edu/library.php). They include 3D interactive visualizations, Quicktime movies and online tools and can be explored using

  17. Paleomagnetic reorientation of San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) core

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    Pares, J.M.; Schleicher, A.M.; van der Pluijm, B.A.; Hickman, S.

    2008-01-01

    We present a protocol for using paleomagnetic analysis to determine the absolute orientation of core recovered from the SAFOD borehole. Our approach is based on determining the direction of the primary remanent magnetization of a spot core recovered from the Great Valley Sequence during SAFOD Phase 2 and comparing its direction to the expected reference field direction for the Late Cretaceous in North America. Both thermal and alternating field demagnetization provide equally resolved magnetization, possibly residing in magnetite, that allow reorientation. Because compositionally similar siltstones and fine-grained sandstones were encountered in the San Andreas Fault Zone during Stage 2 rotary drilling, we expect that paleomagnetic reorientation will yield reliable core orientations for continuous core acquired from directly within and adjacent to the San Andreas Fault during SAFOD Phase 3, which will be key to interpretation of spatial properties of these rocks. Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.

  18. CARTE DU CIEL, SAN FERNANDO ZONE

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone el estado actual del proyecto de formaci ́on de un cat ́alog o de posiciones y movimientos propios, basado en los dos mayores proyectos astrom ́etricos llevados a cabo p or el Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada (ROA, a lo largo de su dilatada historia. La participaci ́on en el doble proyecto fotogr ́afico, Cat ́alogo Astrogr ́afico (AC y Carta del Cielo (CdC y el proyecto de automa tizaci ́on, traslado y puesta a punto del c ́ırculo meridiano, cuyo principal producto ha sido el cat ́alogo HAMC2. Las pl acas de los proyectos AC y CdC est ́an siendo reducidas en forma conjunta para aportar un cat ́alogo de pos ici ́on, primera ́epoca de un intervalo de tiempo que se cierra con el HAMC2. Para la reducci ́on de las placas fotogr ́aficas de la CdC se han usado medios sencillos y novedosos, como el uso de un escaner comercial en su digitaliza ci ́on, estando en este momento a la espera de la reducci ́on definitiva de 30 placas que han tenido que ser reescanea das.

  19. THE BOOTES-5 TELESCOPE AT SAN PEDRO MARTIR NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, MEXICO

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    David Hiriart; Jorge Valdez; Benjamín Martínez; Benjamín García; Antolín Cordova; Enrique Colorado; Gerardo Guisa; José Luís Ochoa; Juan Manuel Nuñez; Urania Ceseña; Ronan Cunniffe; David Murphy; William Lee; Park, Il H.; Alberto J. Castro\\u2013Tirado

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    BOOTES-5 es el quinto observatorio rob ́otico de la red internacional de telescopios r ob ́oticos BOOTES (Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System). Se encuentra ubicado en el Observatorio As tron ́omico Nacional en la sierra de San Pedro M ́artir, Baja California, M ́exico. Fue i naugurado el 26 de noviembre de 2015 y se encuentra en proceso de prueba. Su principal objetivo cient ́ıfico es la observaci ́on y seguimiento a la brevedad posible de las contrapartes ́opticas de los...

  20. An estimate of the temporal fraction of cloud cover at San Pedro M\\'artir Observatory

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    San Pedro M\\'artir in the Northwest of Mexico is the site of the Observatorio Astron\\'omico Nacional. It was one of the five candidates sites for the Thirty Meter Telescope, whose site-testing team spent four years measuring the atmospheric properties on site with a very complete array of instrumentation. Using the public database created by this team, we apply a novel method to solar radiation data to estimate the daytime fraction of time when the sky is clear of clouds. We analyse the diurnal, seasonal and annual cycles of cloud cover. We find that 82.4 per cent of the time the sky is clear of clouds. Our results are consistent with those obtained by other authors, using different methods, adding support to this value and proving the potential of the applied method. The clear conditions at the site are particularly good showing that San Pedro M\\'artir is an excellent site for optical and infrared observations.

  1. An estimate of the temporal fraction of cloud cover at San Pedro Mártir Observatory

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    Carrasco, E.; Carramiñana, A.; Sánchez, L. J.; Avila, R.; Cruz-González, I.

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    San Pedro Mártir in the north-west of Mexico is the site of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional. It was one of the five candidate sites for the Thirty Meter Telescope, whose site-testing team spent four years measuring the atmospheric properties on site with a very complete array of instrumentation. Using the public data base created by this team, we apply a novel method to solar radiation data to estimate the daytime fraction of time when the sky is clear of clouds. We analyse the diurnal, seasonal and annual cycles of cloud cover. We find that 82.4 per cent of the time the sky is clear of clouds. Our results are consistent with those obtained by other authors, using different methods, adding support to this value and proving the potential of the applied method. The clear conditions at the site are particularly good showing that San Pedro Mártir is an excellent site for optical and infrared observations.

  2. Cultura simbolica y fiestas borbonicas en Nueva Granada. De las exequias de Luis I a la proclamacion de Fernando VII

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    Rodriguez Moya, Inmaculada; Minguez Cornelles, Victor

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    ...: las exequias de Luis I en Santa Fe de Bogota en 1724 y la jura de Fernando VII en San Bartolome de Honda en 1808, centrandonos especialmente en el analisis de las fuentes y la cultura emblematica...

  3. Péndulos astronómicos y cronómetros marinos de la armada: el observatorio de San Fernando y los antecedentes del patrón nacional de tiempo (1753-1957

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    González González, Francisco José

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    Full Text Available This article is a brief review on the precision clocks in use by the Spanish Navy during the XVIII, XIX and XX centuries. It deals with the introduction in Spain of marine chronometers needed for the application of the new techniques of astronomical navigation and also, with the evolution of the methods for time keeping and determination by astronomical pendulum clocks. Both facts placed the Navy and its Observatory in a good starting position for future activity in the field of the scientific study of time in our country.

    Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre los relojes de precisión usados por la Armada española durante los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX. Se trata, por una parte, sobre la introducción en España de los cronómetros marinos, necesarios para la aplicación de las nuevas técnicas de navegación astronómica. Se estudia, además, la evolución del sistema de determinación y conservación de la hora mediante péndulos astronómicos, origen del servicio horario del Observatorio de San Femando. Ambas vertientes sitúan a la Marina, y a su Observatorio, en un lugar preferente en los trabajos relacionados con el cómputo científico del tiempo en nuestro país.

  4. Fernando de Azevedo

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    Marlos Bessa Mendes da Rocha

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Buscamos investigar las razones históricas en relación a los acontecimientos y a los conceptos que llevaron a Fernando de Azevedo, en su obra A cultura brasileira, a posicionarse en defensa de las reformas educacionales implementadas por el Estado Nuevo, en grande medida en contraposición a formulaciones defendidas en la primera mitad de los años de 1930, especialmente en el Manifiesto dos Pioneros. En un segundo momento, quisimos entender el porqué de la paradoja entre esos dos momentos. El método, inicialmente, fue desarrollar un ejercicio de hermenéutica sobre la composición del autor en aquella obra, queriendo comprender lo que lo lleva a un entusiasmo con aquellas reformas que, hoy a nuestros ojos, nos parece despropositado. Para establecer un confronto entre los puntos de vista del propio autor, trabajamos sobre tres aspectos: el papel de la Unión en los sistemas de enseñanza; la cuestión de la nacionalización de la educación; y la visión de la enseñanza profesional.

  5. Instrumentos y trabajos geodésicos de la Armada: la Comisión Hidrográfica de la Península y el Observatorio de San Femando (1859-1887

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    González González, F. José

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces a brief survey on the geodetic tasks carried out by the Spanish Navy in the 19th century, and the scientific instruments used by the San Fernando Observatory and the hydrographical expeditions. Special attention deserves the Iberian Peninsula Hydrographical Expedition, in charge of surveying the Spanish coasts.

    Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre los trabajos geodésicos emprendidos por la Armada Española en el siglo XIX, y los instrumentos utilizados por el Observatorio de San Fernando y por las comisiones hidrográficas, especialmente la Comisión Hidrográfica de la Península, encargada del levantamiento cartográfico de las costas españolas.

  6. Fernando de los Ríos

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    Semblanza de Fernando de los Ríos: apunte biográfico y elementos centrales de su obra como intelectual y profesor de Derecho Político.Biographical sketch of Fernando de los Rios: biographical information and central elements of his work as intellectual and as Constitutional Law professor.

  7. Profesor Doctor Fernando Sonnet: In Memoriam

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    Alberto José Figueras

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Recuerdo del Profesor Doctor Fernando Sonnet, destacado docente e investigador, en las áreas de economía agraria, economía de empresas y microeconomía, en el Instituto de Economía y Finanzas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Palabras Clave: Fernando H. Sonnet; Recuerdo; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Código JEL: B32. Professor Doctor Fernando Sonnet: In MemoriamAbstractRemembrance of Professor Doctor Fernando Sonnet, a senior lecturer and researcher in the areas of agricultural economics, business economics and microeconomics at the Institute of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Keywords: Fernando H. Sonnet; Memory; Universidad Nacional de CórdobaJEL Classification: B32.

  8. Fernando Alonso murdus ja tunnistas seaduse rikkumist

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    McLareni meeskonnas sõitev vormel-1 kahekordne maailmameister Fernando Alonso tunnistas, et sai salajast teavet konkureerivast Ferrari tiimist, mistõttu hakatakse infoleket uuesti kõrgemal tasemel uurima

  9. Fernando Alonso murdus ja tunnistas seaduse rikkumist

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    2007-01-01

    McLareni meeskonnas sõitev vormel-1 kahekordne maailmameister Fernando Alonso tunnistas, et sai salajast teavet konkureerivast Ferrari tiimist, mistõttu hakatakse infoleket uuesti kõrgemal tasemel uurima

  10. OCCULTISM AND MEDIUMSHIP IN FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Alisson Diêgo Dias de Medeiros

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This work is the result of a research on the influence that the occultism had on the work of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. To delimitate the study, we selected papers of Fernando Pessoa, which  suggested that the poet considered himself medium, and hence influenced his work, building his depersonalization. This work presents, thus, as main objectiveto analyze personal papers of Fernando Pessoa, whose outstanding characteristic is the presence of occultism and the supposed mediumship defended by him in response to non-literary and heteronymic manifestations. To this end, I focused on specific objectives, which are: a to study the speech of Fernando Pessoa on his supposed mediumship / occultism b to analyze specific texts that are, for the poet, mediumistic manifestations c to study excerpts from a set of personal letters in which Fernando Pessoa suggested being a medium. It is true that this dissertation will address many discussions already made by scholars and specialists in Fernando Pessoa, but we consider the possibility to deepen issues and contribute to the critical fortune of the poet.

  11. Wavefront outer scale measurements at San Pedro Mártir observatory. Its impact on adaptive optics performances

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    R. Conan

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan las primeras mediciones de la escala externa de coherencia espacial L0 en el Observatorio Astron omico Nacional de San Pedro M artir, M exico. Dicho par ametro fue medido con el monitor generalizado de seeing de la Universidad de Niza, Francia. Se encuentra una distribuci on log-normal con valor mediano de 27.0 m. La importancia de L0 en la derivaci on del desempe~no de la optica adaptativa (OA es analizada. Se demuestra que valores bajos de L0 incrementan las habilidades correctoras de la OA de bajo orden, pero no tienen pr acticamente ning un efecto en OA de alto orden.

  12. El populismo de Fernando Vallejo

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    Oswaldo Ortegón Cufiño

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde una visión interdisciplinaria, este trabajo busca reconocer actitudes populistas en la narrativa y el habla de Fernando Vallejo. Se observa cómo el autor y el gramático narrador de sus novelas y film (1994-2010, 2000 recurren de forma insistente y unívoca a la difusión de un pensamiento demoledor de la vieja institucionalidad, que funda la nación latinoamericana con estrategias comunicativas provocadoras, autoritarias, afectuosas y mesiánicas que, por lo general, tipifican el discurso populista. En la primera parte se discute el entronque ideológicopolítico de Vallejo con la tradición literaria latinoamericana. En la segunda parte se analiza la forma en la que discurren las estrategias comunicativas que se anotan. Algunas de sus novelas, ensayos y presentaciones públicas constituyen la materia de este trabajo. Al final, se destaca la genialidad del lenguaje vallejiano para articular una extraña forma de encantamiento social que carece de un estilo definido.

  13. Orientation of three-component geophones in the San Andreas Fault observatory at depth Pilot Hole, Parkfield, California

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    Oye, V.; Ellsworth, W.L.

    2005-01-01

    To identify and constrain the target zone for the planned SAFOD Main Hole through the San Andreas Fault (SAF) near Parkfield, California, a 32-level three-component (3C) geophone string was installed in the Pilot Hole (PH) to monitor and improve the locations of nearby earthquakes. The orientation of the 3C geophones is essential for this purpose, because ray directions from sources may be determined directly from the 3D particle motion for both P and S waves. Due to the complex local velocity structure, rays traced from explosions and earthquakes to the PH show strong ray bending. Observed azimuths are obtained from P-wave polarization analysis, and ray tracing provides theoretical estimates of the incoming wave field. The differences between the theoretical and the observed angles define the calibration azimuths. To investigate the process of orientation with respect to the assumed velocity model, we compare calibration azimuths derived from both a homogeneous and 3D velocity model. Uncertainties in the relative orientation between the geophone levels were also estimated for a cluster of 36 earthquakes that was not used in the orientation process. The comparison between the homogeneous and the 3D velocity model shows that there are only minor changes in these relative orientations. In contrast, the absolute orientations, with respect to global North, were significantly improved by application of the 3D model. The average data residual decreased from 13?? to 7??, supporting the importance of an accurate velocity model. We explain the remaining residuals by methodological uncertainties and noise and with errors in the velocity model.

  14. San Fernando Valley California Earthquakes of 1971 and 1994

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This slide set compares two earthquakes that were separated by a distance of 10 miles and a time of 23 years. Disproving the notion that once an earthquake has...

  15. Política en Fernando Savater

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    Juan Malpartida

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se expone la idea de que, en política, tres han sido los objetos principales en la reflexión de Fernando Savater: la libertad, el individuo (nunca desligado de su contraparte, la sociedad y la democracia. Su visión universalista de la política se ha traducido además en críticas demoledoras contra todo pensamiento colectivista o tribal, en especial el nacionalista.

  16. Fernando: An educational ahead-of-time bytecode compiler

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    Puffitsch, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    an educational platform. This paper presents the design of Fernando and explains the reasoning behind various design decisions. The design results in an extremely small code base of around 3k lines of code. While high performance was not a primary design goal, our evaluation shows that Fernando achieves...

  17. Fernando Cassinello Pérez, polyhedral architect

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    M. Centellas Soler

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The work of architect Fernando Cassinello Pérez (Almería, 1928-Madrid, 1975 rests on three pillars: architectural production focused on the design and construction of housing and hotel establishments, academic activity as Professor of Construction at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid, and research concern developed in the IETcc of which he became director, and exercised as an author of books and research papers, as disseminator lecturer, speaker at major conferences or as an active member of international associations linked to construction with concrete. This article will review his prolific activity as polyhedral architect and will find interesting works that designed and built by relying on extensive contemporary and international architectural culture.

  18. A reflexividade discursiva em O Marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Caio Gagliardi

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    Full Text Available Fernando Pessoa conceived all his work as an immense drama. The present paper attempts to identify the place of O Marinheiro, his first and unique play completed in the work of Fernando Pessoa, especially considering its discursive reflexivity. His basic procedure is the interpretation of key excerpts of drama, trough an intertextual approach to historical, mythological and literary data, such as Ultimatum, the utopia of the Quinto Império and the “Mensagem” poem.

  19. Southern San Francisco Bay Colonial Nesting Bird Census 1995-1996: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Lands

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes the 1995-1996 field season of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Study on the Don Edwards San...

  20. Taosi Observatory

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    Sun, Xiaochun

    Taosi observatory is the remains of a structure discovered at the later Neolithic Taosi site located in Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province, in north-central China. The structure is a walled enclosure on a raised platform. Only rammed-earth foundations of the structure remained. Archaeoastronomical studies suggest that this structure functioned as an astronomical observatory. Historical circumstantial evidence suggests that it was probably related to the legendary kingdom of Yao from the twenty-first century BC.

  1. Challenging Modernism: Fernando Pessoa and the Book of Disquiet

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    Stoker, M.

    2013-01-01

    In this thesis I studied the Book of Disquiet by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) in order to determine to what extent the work could be linked to European literary modernism. In the first part of the thesis I focused on text-genetical issues to determine which manuscripts from Pessoa’s

  2. Cabral Martins, Fernando (2008. Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do modernismo português. Lisboa: Caminho; 959 pp.

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    Jasmina Markič

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Fernando Pessoa es, sin duda alguna, uno de los mayores poetas portugueses y europeos. En noviembre 2008 fue publicado un extenso libro, una especie de enciclopedia, intitulado Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do Modernismo Português. Fernando Cabral Martins, profesor de literatura y cultura portuguesas en la universidad lisboeta Universidade Nova de Lisboa, traductor y ensayista, editor de antologías literarias y autor de estudios sobre los modernistas portugueses, en especial sobre Fernando Pessoa, Mario de Sá Carneiro y Almada Negreiros, es el editor y uno de los autores de esta obra.

  3. Strategies for industrial policy and economic development : Fernando Fajnzylber's ideas

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    Suzana Cristina Fernandes de Paiva

    2006-01-01

    Resumo:Esta tese estuda a trajetória intelectual de Fernando Fajnzylber com o propósito de recuperar, sistematizar e apresentar uma leitura critica das suas idéias e de seus ideais relacionados a uma estratégia de política industrial e desenvolvimento econômico para a América Latina. Fernando Fajnzylber foi um teórico do desenvolvimento latino-americano e o responsável pela construção do novo enfoque teórico da CEP AL para a década de 1990, que deu origem ao projeto cepalino de "transfonnação...

  4. An approach to fernando savater’s enlightened humanism

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    Marta Nogueroles Jové

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a description of the third stage of the intelectual career of Fernando Savater. This phase, thats starts with the publication of Ética como amor propio (1988 is characterized by a strong defense of enlightenment humanismo. In this article we review the principal foundations of the savaterian humanism: ethics of self-esteem, individualism, education, democray, Human rights and universal philosophy

  5. O eu, o outro e a ética da alteridade: um diálogo intertextual entre Fernando Pessoa e Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Anselmo Peres Alós

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste trabalho, analisamos uma obra literária portuguesa (O marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa e uma outra, brasileira (O marinheiro, conto escrito por Caio Fernando Abreu. Para estabelecer relações inter-literárias entre estes dois textos, utilizamos o conceito de intertextualidade, desenvolvido por Julie Kristeva (1969. No final deste artigo, mostramos que, nos dois textos, há a proposta de um projeto ético e, ao mesmo tempo, estético, presente na produção artísticas destes dois escritores.Palavras-chave: Literatura comparada; literatura portuguesa; Fernando Pessoa; O Marinheiro; literatura brasileira; Caio Fernando Abreu; O Marinheiro; intertextualidade.Résumé: Dans ce travail, nous analysons un uvrage littéraire portugais (O marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa et un conte brésilien (O marinheiro, conto escrito por Caio Fernando Abreu. Pour étudier les relations interlittéraires entre ces deux textes, nous utilisons le concept d’intertextualité développé par Julie Kristeva (1969. À la fin de cet article, nous montrons que, dans les deux textes, il y a la proposition d’un projet éthique et esthétique, présent dans la production artistique des deux écrivains.Mots-clés: Littérature comparée; littérature portugaise; Fernando Pessoa; O marinheiro; littérature brésilienne; Caio Fernando Abreu; O marinheiro; intertextualité.Keywords: Comparative literature; Portuguese literature; Fernando Pessoa; O marinheiro; Brazilian literature; Caio Fernando Abreu; O marinheiro; intertextuality.

  6. Vías para la articulación de la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando con la investigación en recursos humanos en el Perú

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    Pedro Jesús Mendoza Arana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En investigaciones previas se ha identificado la desarticulación entre la acción investigadora de la Universidad, y las prioridades de investigación o necesidades de conocimiento, entre otros campos, en el de la educación médica y la investigación educacional en salud, lo que resta aplicabilidad a los resultados de las investigaciones. Objetivos: Identificar factores explicativos de la desarticulación entre la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina, y la investigación en recursos humanos en salud en el país. Diseño: Estudio de caso cualitativo. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Informantes de la universidad y de la autoridad sanitaria nacional. Métodos: El estudio se basó en entrevistas semiestructuradas a informantes clave tanto de la universidad como de la autoridad sanitaria nacional. Principales medidas de resultados: Factores explicativos de desarticulación. Resultados: Los factores explicativos de la desarticulación entre la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina y la investigación en recursos humanos en salud en el país fueron: a Una cultura de investigación dependiente de los recursos universitarios, que son escasos para investigaciones de mayor envergadura como los requeridos por el Ministerio de Salud (MINSA; b Para el MINSA, la UNMSM es una entidad de baja visibilidad; sus publicaciones en el campo de Recursos Humanos no son conocidas; c La investigación sanmarquina se visualiza como fruto de esfuerzos individuales, no de la existencia de equipos de investigación. Conclusiones: Las líneas de investigación consistentes con la experiencia e intereses de los investigadores de la Facultad de Medicina, enmarcadas en las prioridades de investigación de recursos humanos en Salud en el Perú, fueron a la articulación de la formación en pregrado de los recursos humanos en salud

  7. El espejo sombrío por Fernando Soto Aparicio

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    Agustín Rodríguez Garavito

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    Full Text Available Fernando Soto Aparicio ha publicado un nuevo libro. Atrás quedan: Oración Personal a Jesucristo, poemas publicados en 1959; Tránsito de la Doncella, (poemas 1960: Diámetro del Corazón, poemas 1964 y otros. Y las siguiente novelas: "Los Bienaventurados", "La Rebelión de las Ratas, (que oportunamente comentamos en esta Sección. un volumen de cuentos; "Solamente la vida.,, El Viento oscuro de la Cólera y "Mientras llueve".

  8. Fernando Cassinello: la construcción del paseo vertical

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    La obra del arquitecto almeriense Fernando Cassinello Pérez (Almería, 1928-Madrid, 1975)ha sido escasamente publicada a pesar de ser prolífica y de calidad. El desarrollo de su profesión descansa sobre tres pilares: la producción arquitectónica, la actividad académica y la inquietud investigadora. Cassinello encontró en las escaleras un elemento donde depositar el ingenio creativo y un tema sobre el que escribir e investigar, además de transferir ese conocimiento a sus propias obr...

  9. Estudo patográfico de Fernando Pessoa

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    Fernando Pessoa, incontestavelmente um dos maiores gênios da literatura universal, é objeto deste estudo patográfico. Através da análise de sua biografia e obra, os autores buscam delinear seus perfis psicológico e psicopatológico e caracterizar uma associação entre sua evidente bipolaridade e seu padrão criativo. Os dados do estudo revelam claramente um componente bipolar e sugerem haver influência de seu humor de base sobre a atividade literária, quanto ao conteúdo, número de po...

  10. A pessoalidade poética em Fernando Pessoa

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    Reginaldo Parcianello

    2015-01-01

    Esta pesquisa investiga a pessoalidade poética em Fernando Pessoa. A base do estudo é a estética da formatividade de Luigi Pareyson, da qual extraímos as principais categorias concernentes à hermenêutica literária. É uma investigação interdisciplinar, no tocante a seu arcabouço estético e literário, mas se trata inequivocamente de uma tese sobre literatura, pois a temática filosófica que é transversal ao todo da pesquisa esclarece e interpreta a pluralidade de poemas de Pessoa, em todos os tó...

  11. Energy efficiency in public buildings - case study of the Centro Administrativo Fernando Ferrari, RS, Brazil; Eficientizacao de predios publicos - estudo de caso: Centro Administrativo Fernando Ferrari, RS

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    This paper presents the development phases of the energetic efficiency project for lighting system developed at the Fernando Ferrari Administration Center of the Rio Grande do Sul State government, Brazil.

  12. Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn, Premio Nacional de Arte en Música 2006 Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn, National Arts Prize in Music 2006

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    Carmen Peña Fuenzalida

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un perfil de la actividad musical desarrollada por Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn desde que inició su trayectoria en la década de 1950 hasta la actualidad. Se destaca su contribución en la dirección y creación de orquestas de cámara y la labor de proyección de estos conjuntos en el extranjero; la consolidación de programas académicos de formación de músicos; la promoción y apoyo a la fundación de orquestas juveniles e infantiles a lo largo de todo el país, y la participación en proyectos institucionales y privados de difusión musical, dirigidos a diversos públicos y materializados en temporadas de conciertos, festivales, programas de radio y de televisión, entre otros, gracias a una efectiva gestión culturalThis article is focused on the entire career of Fernando Rosas (born 1931 from its beginning in the decade of 1950, until the present day. During almost sixty years, Fernando Rosas has been known as conductor of chamber orchestras, many of which were created by him, and which became widely known throughout Chile and abroad thanks to his great capacity as organizer. He won the National Arts Prize in 2006 considering besides his outstanding achievements as head of academic programs for music students, his promoting and support of youth and children orchestras throughout the country, and his efficient organization of musical extension projects targeted to different audiences on both public and private basis. A significant growth of musical activity in Chile, in terms of concert seasons, music festivals, radio and television broadcasting, among others, is due to his effective leadership

  13. Homenaje al Dr. Fernando Merino Niño

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    Lisbeth Berrueta

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    Full Text Available encuentra tu pasión y hazla posible, dale un propósito a tu vida por encima de todo; que la motivación por alcanzar tus metas sea siempre mayor que el temor al fracaso” Anónimo FERNANDO MERINO NINO (1946-2011 DEDICO SU VIDA A SU PASION MÁS GRANDE: LA INVESTIGACION. Nació en España y a los 7 años de edad se mudó con su familia a Caracas, Venezuela, en donde creció y se obtuvo su título de Médico Cirujano a los 22 años de edad, en las aulas de la ilustre Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV. Posteriormente, continuo su formación académica en Búfalo en el estado de Nueva York, USA, donde obtuvo el grado de Doctor en Ciencias y luego regresa a Venezuela e inicia su carrera como investigador en el Centro de Medicina Experimental del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC y paralelamente como profesor de la UCV adscrito al Instituto Anatomopatológico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fernando

  14. A educação no governo de Fernando Henrique Cardoso Education in the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Eunice Ribeiro Durham

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta a evolução do sistema educacional durante o governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso, no contexto das transformações ocorridas na última década. Os dados demonstram o nítido progresso ocorrido na educação básica; o artigo analisa as políticas educacionais implementadas e as transformações ocorridas no sistema neste período. Parte especial é dedicada ao ensino superior, na qual se mostra a permanência da crise que afeta as instituições públicas, particularmente as federais, e os avanços registrados nos processos de avaliação do sistema.This work presents the evolution of the educational system during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in the context of the transformations occurred in the last decade. The data demonstrates a clear progress in elementary education and the article analyses the implemented educational policy and the transformation, which occurred in the system during this time. A special part is dedicated to College, and it is demonstrated the existence of a crisis which affects the public institutions, mainly the Federal ones. It also shows the headway in the process of evaluation of the system.

  15. 78 FR 13748 - Environmental Impact Statement for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, Los...

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    ... Angeles, CA 90012. Representatives of Native American tribal governments and of all federal, state... individuals and organizations, public agencies, and Native American tribes to comment on the scope of the DEIS... headways reduced from 10 minutes peak/17.5 minutes off-peak to 6 minutes peak/12 minutes off-peak. In...

  16. Lazaretos, historia y proyectos en la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (II

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    Juana María Balsalobre García

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    Full Text Available Aunque su interés ya lia sido expresado en la primera parte del tema, aquí se trata de conjugar la aproximación histórica, acerca del lazareto, establecida por la historiografía, con la relevancia y características de unos proyectos arquitectónicos. En los que destacan los manuscritos escritos por los arquitectos y la importante parte gráfica de sus planos. Con el análisis de esas fuentes documentales se pretende mostrar la imagen académica y también la tipológica. Todos ellos son eslabones de nuestra arquitectura en las décadas centrales del siglo XIX.Although interest has already been expressed in the first part of this article, here the aim is to combine the histórica! details about the lazareto, which have been discovered by studying history, with the relevance and characteristics ofsome architectural projects. Amongst these projects, manuscripts written by architects and their important plans, stand out the most. By analysing these documents one aims to show both the academic image and also the model. These are all links to our architecture from the middie ofthe 19t century.

  17. Democracia y ética: una entrevista con Fernando Savater

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    El 29 de octubre de 2003 el académico Fernando Savater ofreció una conferencia sobre “La ética de la desesperanza” para la entrega de los Premios a la Comunicación que organiza anualmente el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia -UNICEF-/Guatemala. Savater quién es uno de los filósofos y escritores más importantes en España, tiene una amplia publicación de obras relacionadas con la problemática de la ética, la política, las humanidades y la educación. Entre sus principales obras se en...

  18. Fernando Pessoa: um diálogo com a Lusofonia

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    Vila Maior, Dionísio

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    Reflexão sobre a “Lusofonia”. Nesse sentido se opera sobre matrizes operatórias configuradas por termos e conceitos diversos: “língua”, “discurso identitário” “unidade” e “diversidade”. Para isso, esta reflexão apoia-se pensamento de Fernando Pessoa acerca da “língua portuguesa”, das “línguas universais”, do “Quinto império” e do “imperialismo cultural”, no sentido de consolidar uma noção: a que fundamenta o princípio de existência de uma ampla Comunidade linguística traçada pelo diapasão da ...

  19. Fernando Vallejo: El ángel del apocalipsis

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    Fabio Martínez

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Debo comenzar por decir que Fernando Vallejo, el escritor colombiano que se hizo famoso por su magistral obra sobre la vida de Barba Jacob, no es ningún santo. Músico, cineasta y viajero impenitente, su compleja y prolífica obra, hoy es piedra de escándalo y motivo de las más exacerbadas contradicciones, que van desde un análisis justo y objetivo de su obra hasta la condena moral y filistea , como se puede observar en Medellín , su ciudad natal, donde todos los días -como dice Antonin Artaud- la gente come vagina cocinada con salsa verde.

  20. Fernando Pessoa: um diálogo com a Lusofonia

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    Vila Maior, Dionísio

    2008-01-01

    Reflexão sobre a “Lusofonia”. Nesse sentido se opera sobre matrizes operatórias configuradas por termos e conceitos diversos: “língua”, “discurso identitário” “unidade” e “diversidade”. Para isso, esta reflexão apoia-se pensamento de Fernando Pessoa acerca da “língua portuguesa”, das “línguas universais”, do “Quinto império” e do “imperialismo cultural”, no sentido de consolidar uma noção: a que fundamenta o princípio de existência de uma ampla Comunidade linguística traçada pelo diapasão da ...

  1. Académico Fernando Serpa Flórez

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    Brillante, generoso, noble, escritor prolífico, un completo caballero, Fernando Serpa Flórez fue el prototipo del médico intelectual, humanista y humanitario. Su vocación por la salud pública lo llevó a ocupar altos cargos en el ramo: Secretario General del Ministerio de Salud, Secretario de Salud de Bogotá, Director del Instituto Nacional de Salud, Director del Ministerio de Salud y Ministro Encargado de Salud. Como Asesor de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, trabajó en Afganistán en el programa de erradicación de la viruela.
    Fue médico, jefe de Ecopetrol. Desde su elevada posición como Magistrado del Tribunal Nacional de Etica Médica, y con el ejemplo de su vida personal, como uno de los miembros más distinguidos de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, Fernando Serpa Flórez ocupa un lugar de particular distinción en la historia
    contemporánea de la medicina colombiana.

    Tuve el privilegio de su amistad por más de medio siglo, como condiscípulo en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional y luego a través de los años compartiendo afectos e intereses. Me acompaño con talento, lealtad y dedicación como Director del Ministerio cuando ocupé el cargo de Ministro en el Gobierno del eximio Presidente Guillermo León Valencia. Para quienes lo conocimos de cerca, este vástago de
    una brillante familia de médicos, sobrevivirá en nuestra memoria y en sus obras...

  2. San Francisco District Laboratory (SAN)

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  3. Fernando Gamboa y su particular versión de México

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    Molina, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    .... Dichas exposiciones eran también sumarios ilustrados de la nación y su historia. Fueron llevadas a cabo por Fernando Gamboa y Miguel Covarrubias entre 1940 y 1955 aproximadamente. El artículo es...

  4. Miradas al último espejo: La despedida de Fernando Ortiz

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    Marina Bianchi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In his latest book, Miradas al último espejo, Fernando Ortiz remembers people and places of their own existence. He reflects on poetry and emphasizes the importance of tradition. The past lives in words of beauty and emotion, which break the distance between past and present. The soothing power of the verses, sarcasm and irony, relieve resignation over time. The only certainty is life as a journey for the pilgrim. So enjoy the pleasures of this world including undoubtedly love. He conceives the poet's work likes the search for truth. In Miradas al último espejo, Ortiz provides relief from his poetry, says goodbye and thanks the life in a Cervantes wayFiel a los temas recurrentes en sus hondos versos elegíacos, en su último libro Miradas al último espejo, Fernando Ortiz recuerda las personas y los lugares de su existencia, canta los efectos del paso del tiempo y la precariedad de la vida, reflexiona sobre la poesía haciendo hincapié en el papel fundamental de la tradición. Lo que pertenece al pasado sobrevive aquí en unas palabras llenas de belleza y emoción, que pretenden abatir la barrera entre el hoy y el ayer: las distintas épocas se mezclan en el sentir de Ortiz y concurren juntas a guiarlo hasta el punto final. El poder lenitivo de los versos, el sarcasmo y la ironía alivian la resignación ante el fluir temporal y le ayudan a aceptar el disgregarse del ser humano en su rápido recorrido por la vida. La única certeza del peregrino es su viaje, razón por la que tiene que aprovecharlo, mostrando gratitud y gozando de los placeres de este mundo entre los que prima indudablemente el amor. Concibiendo la ardua tarea del poeta como una búsqueda de la verdad para transmitirla en sus versos, en Miradas al último espejo Ortiz avisa a sus lectores del destino que todos compartimos, aconseja sobre cómo actuar a lo largo del camino, ofrece el alivio de su poesía y se despide 'con cervantino agradecimiento de la vida'

  5. Retorcer el tiempo: Fernando Bryce y el arte de historia = Twisting the time: Fernando Bryce’s art of history

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    Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas dos décadas, toda una generación de artistas se ha interesado por el pasado actuando como virtuales historiadores: investigando, trabajando con documentos primarios y promoviendo visiones críticas de la historia. Este artículo examina la obra del artista peruano Fernando Bryce bajo ese prisma del «arte de historia». A través de un particular método de trabajo, que el artista ha llamado «análisis mimético», Bryce reflexiona sobre la construcción de la historia, la geopolítica, la identidad en Latinoamérica, sobre todo en Perú, los conflictos bélicos del siglo XX o incluso de la vigencia y genealogía del pensamiento revolucionario. Con una estética aparentemente de archivo, Bryce selecciona documentos que posteriormente copia en tinta china sobre papel para construir nuevas lecturas de la historia. Su selección, descontextualización, visualización de historias pasadas y olvidadas contribuye a traer el pasado al presente. Y su método de trabajo –el copiado anacrónico de documentos, la performance de la historia, su repetición «trastornada»– retuerce el tiempo y cuestiona los discursos hegemónicos acerca del pasado.Over the last two decades, a whole generation of artists approach to the past as if they themselves were historians: investigating, working with primary documents and promoting a critical engagement with history. This article considers the work of Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce through the prism of this «art of history». Using a particular work method—which the artist has dubbed «Mimetic analysis»—Bryce reflects on the construction of history, geopolitics, identity in Latin America, particularly in Peru, the armed conflicts of the 20th century or even the validity and genealogy of revolutionary thinking. With an archive-like aesthetics, Bryce selects documents that he subsequently copies in ink on paper in order to construct new readings of history. His selection

  6. Fernando Henrique Cardoso: The Astuzia Fortunata of Brazil’s Sociologist-President La Astuzia Fortunata de Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Laurence Whitehead

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Even in the Renaissance, there were not that many Renaissance men. But if it was hard to live many lives in one even for the best placed of Renaissance Europe it is surely harder in contemporary republican Brazil. And yet Fernando Henrique Cardoso or FHC achieved it. How was this possible and at what cost in terms of conflict between the different specialized roles he occupied? What does this tell us about “politics as a vocation” in twenty-first century democratic Brazil? And what light does it shed on the scope for and limit of political leadership in contemporary democracies? To understand how choices are made we need to consider what motivated the career; what baggage the leader brought into office; what team of ministers were assembled and how their talents were used; what rivals (or enemies spurred the leader into self-definition; what ethics were in play. These strands are not arbitrary or beyond systematic analysis. They are what mostly explain how democratic leaders behave, one of the most vital dimension of democratic performance. Fernando Henrique Cardoso o FHC puede ser considerado un hombre del Renacimiento en el Brasil contemparáneo republicano. ¿Cómo es posible y a cual costo en forma de conflicto entre los diferentes roles especializados que ocupó? ¿Qué nos puede decir sobre "la política como una vocación" en el Brasil democrático del siglo veintiuno y sobre el margen o límite del liderazgo político en democracias contemporáneas? Para entender las deciciones tomadas tenemos que considerar qué motivó la carrera; qué "equipaje" el líder trajo al oficio; qué equipo de ministros fue instituido y cómo se usaron sus talentos; qué rivales (o enemigos incentivaron la auto-definición del líder; qué sistema de ética se implementa. Estos ramales políticos no son arbitrarios o más allá de un análisis sistemático. Son lo que más explican como líderes democráticos se conducen, una de las dimensiones m

  7. Fernando Ortiz e Allan Kardec: espiritismo e transculturação Fernando Ortiz and Allan Kardec: spiritism and transculturation

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    Arcadio Díaz Quiñones

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio explora a importância do espiritismo de Kardec para os princípios de Fernando Ortiz e para seu longo, por vezes tortuoso, inquérito que o leva à noção de "transculturação". Em seus anos de formação, Ortiz foi profundamente influenciado por Lombroso, mas também, como tantos outros escritores e intelectuais, por Kardec. Ele publicou ensaios fundamentais sobre o espiritismo, especialmente sobre as implicações da reencarnação para hierarquias espirituais e sociais. A doutrina de Kardec sobre o progresso espiritual da alma permitiu a Ortiz defender um projeto nacional mais inclusivo. O kardecismo também forneceu metáforas que correm como um fio por seus trabalhos mais importantes sobre as culturas africanas em Cuba, e também por sua poética. A "transmigração" das almas, com suas possibilidades de constantes novos princípios, permitiu a Ortiz introduzir um elemento espiritual e político na ideia de largo alcance que é a transculturação.This essay explores the importance of Kardec's Spiritism in Fernando Ortiz's beginnings and in his long, often roundabout, inquiry leading to the notion of "transculturation". In his formative years Ortiz was deeply influenced by Lombroso but also, like so many other writers and intellectuals, by Kardec. He published fundamental essays on Spiritism, especially on the implications of reincarnation for spiritual and social hierarchies. Kardec's doctrine of the spiritual progress of the soul allowed Ortiz to argue for a more inclusionary national project. Kardecism also provided metaphors that run like a thread through Ortiz's major works on African cultures in Cuba and in his poetics. The "transmigration" of the souls, with its possibilities of endless new beginnnings, enabled Ortiz to introduce a spiritual and political element into the far-ranging idea of transculturation.

  8. European Southern Observatory

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    Professor A. Blaauw, Director general of the European Southern Observatory, with George Hampton on his right, signs the Agreement covering collaboration with CERN in the construction of the large telescope to be installed at the ESO Observatory in Chile.

  9. Solar Dynamics Observatory

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A searchable database of all Solar Dynamics Observatory data including EUV, magnetograms, visible light and X-ray. SDO: The Solar Dynamics Observatory is the first...

  10. Título do sítio electrónico: Fédération Européenne des Associations Nacionales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri e European Observatory on Homelessness

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Optou-se por apresentar conjuntamente as duas páginas pela sua estreita articulação temática e institucional. Criada em 1989, a FEANTSA – Fédération Européenne des Associations Nacionales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri – é uma organização não-governamental (ONG dedicada a eliminar a pobreza e exclusão social de indivíduos sem-abrigo ou em risco de conhecer esta situação, que congrega mais de 100 ONGs locais e nacionais de vários Estados-membros da União Europeia, sendo financiada pela Comiss...

  11. San Francisco District Laboratory (SAN)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Program CapabilitiesFood Analysis SAN-DO Laboratory has an expert in elemental analysis who frequently performs field inspections of materials. A recently acquired...

  12. Discovering "The Italian Flag" by Fernando Melani (1907-1985)

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    Carlesi, Serena; Bartolozzi, Giovanni; Cucci, Costanza; Marchiafava, Veronica; Picollo, Marcello; La Nasa, Jacopo; Di Girolamo, Francesca; Dilillo, Marialaura; Modugno, Francesca; Degano, Ilaria; Colombini, Maria Perla; Legnaioli, Stefano; Lorenzetti, Giulia; Palleschi, Vincenzo

    2016-11-01

    In the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Italy (1861-2011), it was decided to analyse the artwork "The Italian Flag" (La Bandiera Italiana) created by the artist Fernando Melani (Pistoia, 1907-1985), one of the precursors of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy. This project is a follow-up to a previous study which was mainly focused on the pigments and dyes found in his home-studio. The main goal of this paper is to identify a correct diagnostic plan, based on the use of a combination of non-invasive and micro-invasive methodologies, in order to determine the state of preservation and define the best conservation procedures for a contemporary artwork. Visible, infrared and infrared false colour images as well as the Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) technique were applied in situ to analyse The Italian Flag. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and micro-Raman spectroscopies, Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (Py-GC/MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Arrays Detection (HPLC-DAD) and Mass Spectrometric Detection (HPLC-ESI-Q-ToF) were all applied to three small samples detached from the three painted (green-blue, white and red-yellow, respectively) areas of the flag. The combination of the data obtained with all these techniques made possible a comprehensive understanding of both the chemical composition and physical behaviour of the materials used by the artist and supported curators in defining the preventive conservation of this artwork.

  13. O TRÁGICO EM ARISTÓTELES E FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Antônio Máximo Ferraz

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    Full Text Available ResumoEm uma carta de amor dirigida à personagemEulália, o autor narra um sonho que teve,envolvendo Aristóteles e Fernando Pessoa.Nesse sonho, aparece fi gurada a dimensãotrágica da existência humana. O trágico, entretanto,não é interpretado como o funesto,mas como uma questão que o real dirige aohomem, inscrevendo-se no seu modo própriode se realizar, inclusive (e principalmente nadimensão amorosa.Palavras-chave: Fernando Aristóteles; Fernando Pessoa; amor;teoria do trágico.AbstractIn a love letter addressed to the characterEulália, the author narrates a dream he oncehad, involving Aristotle and Fernando Pessoa.In this dream appears the tragic dimensionof human existence. However, the tragic isby no means interpreted here as doleful, butrather as a question that life addresses to man,inscribing itself in the very way that man accomplishesand fulfi lls his existence, moreoverand principally in the dimension of love.Keywords: Aristotle; Fernando Pessoa; love; theory oftragic.

  14. The IRIS network site at the Wilcox Solar Observatory

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    The site for the International Research on the Interior of the Sun (IRIS) instrument housed at the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford University (near San Francisco, USA) is described together with the instrument operation procedure. The IRIS instrument, which measures global oscillations of the sun, operates continuously every clear day since it was installed in August 1987.

  15. San Marino.

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    San Marino, an independent republic located in north central Italy, in 1983 had a population of 22,206 growing at an annual rate of .9%. The literacy rate is 97% and the infant mortality rate is 9.6/1000. The terrain is mountainous and the climate is moderate. According to local tradition, San Marino was founded by a Christian stonecutter in the 4th century A.D. as a refuge against religious persecution. Its recorded history began in the 9th century, and it has survived assaults on its independence by the papacy, the Malatesta lords of Rimini, Cesare Borgia, Napoleon, and Mussolini. An 1862 treaty with the newly formed Kingdom of Italy has been periodically renewed and amended. The present government is an alliance between the socialists and communists. San Marino has had its own statutes and governmental institutions since the 11th century. Legislative authority at present is vested in a 60-member unicameral parliament. Executive authority is exercised by the 11-member Congress of State, the members of which head the various administrative departments of the goverment. The posts are divided among the parties which form the coalition government. Judicial authority is partly exercised by Italian magistrates in civil and criminal cases. San Marino's policies are tied to Italy's and political organizations and labor unions active in Italy are also active in San Marino. Since World War II, there has been intense rivalry between 2 political coalitions, the Popular Alliance composed of the Christian Democratic Party and the Independent Social Democratic Party, and the Liberty Committee, coalition of the Communist Party and the Socialist Party. San Marino's gross domestic product was $137 million and its per capita income was $6290 in 1980. The principal economic activities are farming and livestock raising, along with some light manufacturing. Foreign transactions are dominated by tourism. The government derives most of its revenue from the sale of postage stamps to

  16. Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil: project of hybrid diesel and wind power system; Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: projeto do sistema hibrido eolico-diesel

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    Feitosa, Everaldo A.N.; Pereira, Alexandre L.; Rohatgi, Janardan S.; Barros, Maria E.M. de [Pernambuco Univ., Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica. Grupo de Energia Eolica

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    This paper describes the first hybrid system (wind power/diesel) in Brazil, located at Fernando de Noronha island. The electric generation system of the hybrid system is discussed. It is also presented the main project aspects as well as the simulations performed by the Federal University of Pernambuco (group of wind power researches) 7 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.; e-mail: EOLICA at npd.ufpe.br

  17. Beijing Ancient Observatory

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    Shi, Yunli

    The Beijing Ancient Observatory is now the only complete example of an observatory from the seventeenth century in the world. It is a monument to the prosperity of astronomy in traditional China. Its instruments are emblems of the encounter and amalgamation of Chinese and European Science in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

  18. Zelenchukskaya Radio Astronomical Observatory

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    Smolentsev, Sergey; Dyakov, Andrei

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes information about Zelenchukskaya Radio Astronomical Observatory activities in 2012. Last year a number of changes took place in the observatory to improve some technical characteristics and to upgrade some units to the required status. The report provides an overview of current geodetic VLBI activities and gives an outlook for the future.

  19. Svetloe Radio Astronomical Observatory

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    Smolentsev, Sergey; Rahimov, Ismail

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes information about the Svetloe Radio Astronomical Observatory activities in 2012. Last year, a number of changes took place in the observatory to improve some technical characteristics and to upgrade some units to their required status. The report provides an overview of current geodetic VLBI activities and gives an outlook for the future.

  20. Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus : catálogo

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    Catálogo de la Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus de la Biblioteca de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de la UCM. Incluye nota biográfica, índice de materias, catálogo por materias CDU y catálogo por autores.

  1. [The death of Fernando Pessoa. The differential diagnosis of liver colic].

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    Cruz, I

    1997-01-01

    A clinical review of the most probable cause of death of the poet Fernando Pessoa is made. The many times cited final diagnosis of "hepatic colic" and the limited clinical information available are considered. The spectrum of chronic alcoholism and its risks are questioned by recent advances on pathology knowledge.

  2. Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus : catálogo

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    Catálogo de la Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus de la Biblioteca de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de la UCM. Incluye nota biográfica, índice de materias, catálogo por materias CDU y catálogo por autores.

  3. Interview to Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz, lead scientist COLLAPS experiment, ISOLDE

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    Interview to Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz, lead scientist COLLAPS experiment, ISOLDE, on the occasion of the publication on Nature of the high precision measurement by the COLLAPS collaboration of the shift in energy of the electrons sorrounding the Calcium 52 nucleus, depending on the neutron number of the Calcium isotopes.

  4. Imágenes de lo íntimo en Falleba de Fernando Cruz Kronfly

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    Simón Henao Jaramillo

    2016-01-01

    ...) de Fernando Cruz Kronfly. En ella indaga, con ayuda de teorías filosóficas como las de Jean Luc-Nancy, los mecanismos y las estrategias por los cuales la escritura genera una forma frágil de...

  5. A dupla face do discurso homoerótico: Caio Fernando Abreu e Pedro Lemebel

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    Juliana Helena Gomes Leal

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A partir do levantamento das especificidades da composição simbólica de alguns textos literários produzidos pelo escritor brasileiro Caio Fernando Abreu, na obra Morangos mofados (2005, e, pelo escritor chileno Pedro Lemebel, no livro Adiós mariquita linda (2006 e em La esquina es mi corazón (1997, este artigo versará sobre a natureza heterogênea e móvel subjacente à construção da discursividade homoerótica.  Palavras-chave: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoerotismo.Resumen: Partiendo del análisis de las especificidades de la composición simbólica de algunos textos literarios producidos por el escritor brasileño Caio Fernando Abreu, en su obra Morangos mofados (2005, y por el escritor chileno Pedro Lemebel, en Adiós mariquita linda (2006 y en La esquina es mi corazón (1997, este artículo tratará de la naturaleza heterogénea y moviente que caracteriza la construcción de la discursividad homoerótica.Palabras-clave: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoerotismo.Keywords: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoeroticism.

  6. Boulder Magnetic Observatory

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are vector and scalar component values of the Earth's magnetic field for 2004 recorded at the Boulder Magnetic Observatory in Colorado. Vector values are...

  7. Global Health Observatory (GHO)

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    ... Data repository Reports Country statistics Map gallery Standards Global Health Observatory (GHO) data Monitoring health for the ... Health financing Health workforce 3.d National and global health risks International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework ...

  8. Apocalypse as a poetic means of survival in Fernando Vallejo's novel Our Lady of the Assassins/El apocalipsis como recurso poetico de supervivencia en la novela la Virgen de los Sicarios, de Fernando Vallejo

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    Bernal, Lina Barrero

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    Our Lady of the Assassins (1994), by Fernando Vallejo, features a conservative and traditional grammarian in search of his lost childhood memories and affections, which have shaped his idea of fatherland during his exile...

  9. EL APOCALIPSIS COMO RECURSO POÉTICO DE SUPERVIVENCIA EN LA NOVELA LA VIRGEN DE LOS SICARIOS, DE FERNANDO VALLEJO/APOCALYPSE AS A POETIC MEANS OF SURVIVAL IN FERNANDO VALLEJO'S NOVEL OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS

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    Lina Barrero Bernal

    2013-01-01

      Our Lady of the Assassins (1994), by Fernando Vallejo, features a conservative and traditional grammarian in search of his lost childhood memories and affections, which have shaped his idea of fatherland during his exile...

  10. Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    The Royal Observatory at Greenwich, London, founded in 1675, is the location of the Airy Transit Telescope that defines the prime meridian of the world and is the home of the Harrison Chronometers. The Observatory was founded by Charles II with the ultimate purpose of providing an accurate star catalog and model of the Moon's motion, that enabled mariners to find their longitude. During the twen...

  11. The Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Hojvat, C.

    1997-03-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is an international collaboration for the detailed study of the highest energy cosmic rays. It will operate at two similar sites, one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere. The Observatory is designed to collect a statistically significant data set of events with energies greater than 10{sup 19} eV and with equal exposures for the northern and southern skies.

  12. Fernando de Almeida (d. 1660: Tradition and Innovation in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Sacred Music

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    Vaz, João

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The Library of the Ducal Palace at Vila Viçosa preserves three large choirbooks of polyphonic repertoire intended for Holy Week, prepared between 1735 and 1736 by a copyist of the Patriarchal Church. These choirbooks contain all the known extant works by Fernando de Almeida (died in 1660. When comparing the music of Fernando de Almeida with that of his near contemporary João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661, the different trends in Portuguese early- to mid-seventeenth-century church music become clear, especially if viewed in the light of the acknowledged aesthetic and compositional premises explained in the 1649 Defensa de la mvsica moderna by King João IV. Rebelo’s concertato works incline towards the style of north-Italian composers. The ingenuity of Fernando de Almeida’s style, which is particularly noticeable in his eight-voice Holy Week responsories, lays in the integration of prominent Baroque features within the mould of Iberian Mannerist tradition.La Biblioteca del Palacio Ducal de Vila Viçosa posee tres grandes libros de coro con repertorio polifónico destinado a la Semana Santa, preparados entre 1735 y 1736 por un copista de la Iglesia Patriarcal. Estos libros de coro contienen todas las obras de Fernando de Almeida (m. 1660 que hayan sobrevivido hasta los días de hoy. La comparación de la música de Fernando de Almeida con la de su cási contemporáneo João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661 evidencia las distintas orientaciones en la música sacra portuguesa de principios a mediados del siglo XVII, especialmente cuando observadas bajo las premisas estéticas y composicionales explanadas en la Defensa de la mvsica moderna (1649 del Rey D. João IV. El estilo concertato de Rebelo se acerca de los compositores del Norte de Italia. La inventiva del estilo de Fernando de Almeida, particularmente notable en sus Responsorios a ocho voces para la Semana Santa, incorpora prominentes características barrocas en el molde de la tradici

  13. Creating Griffith Observatory

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    Cook, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    Griffith Observatory has been the iconic symbol of the sky for southern California since it began its public mission on May 15, 1935. While the Observatory is widely known as being the gift of Col. Griffith J. Griffith (1850-1919), the story of how Griffith’s gift became reality involves many of the people better known for other contributions that made Los Angeles area an important center of astrophysics in the 20th century. Griffith began drawing up his plans for an observatory and science museum for the people of Los Angeles after looking at Saturn through the newly completed 60-inch reflector on Mt. Wilson. He realized the social impact that viewing the heavens could have if made freely available, and discussing the idea of a public observatory with Mt. Wilson Observatory’s founder, George Ellery Hale, and Director, Walter Adams. This resulted, in 1916, in a will specifying many of the features of Griffith Observatory, and establishing a committee managed trust fund to build it. Astronomy popularizer Mars Baumgardt convinced the committee at the Zeiss Planetarium projector would be appropriate for Griffith’s project after the planetarium was introduced in Germany in 1923. In 1930, the trust committee judged funds to be sufficient to start work on creating Griffith Observatory, and letters from the Committee requesting help in realizing the project were sent to Hale, Adams, Robert Millikan, and other area experts then engaged in creating the 200-inch telescope eventually destined for Palomar Mountain. A Scientific Advisory Committee, headed by Millikan, recommended that Caltech Physicist Edward Kurth be put in charge of building and exhibit design. Kurth, in turn, sought help from artist Russell Porter. The architecture firm of John C. Austin and Fredrick Ashley was selected to design the project, and they adopted the designs of Porter and Kurth. Philip Fox of the Adler Planetarium was enlisted to manage the completion of the Observatory and become its

  14. Apolar Compounds in Seaweeds from Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Northeastern Coast of Brazil)

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    Ferreira, Leandro De Santis; Turatti, Izabel Cristina Casanova; Lopes, Norberto Peporine; Guaratini, Thais; Colepicolo, Pio; Oliveira Filho, Eurico Cabral; Garla, Ricardo Clapis

    2012-01-01

    Hyphenated techniques of gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer were used to determine fatty acids in eleven species of seaweeds from Fernando de Noronha archipelago. The main compounds detected in all studied species were the alcohol phytol and the fatty acids 14 : 0; 15 : 0; 16 : 0; 18 : 0; 18 : 1 n9; 18 : 2 Δ9,12; 20 : 4; 20 : 5. These fatty acids are commonly found in seaweeds present in warm regions. Thus, we found no specificity in the presence of a particular set of fatty acids and the studied species indicating that they are not useful as taxonomic indicators. However, they could be used in a comparative study with algae found in polluted area because many of the studied seaweeds are widespread and Fernando de Noronha has low human influence. PMID:22272200

  15. Fernando Pessoa’s Fausto and the concept of Subjective Tragedy

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    Rodrigo Alexandre Xavier

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper intends to show, in an embryonic format, how Fernando Pessoa embodied the subjective process, presented in all his work through a heteronimic construction, in his writing project of Portuguese Faust. Consistent with the idea of Static Drama, Pessoa’s Fausto sights the construction of an animistic and apathetic tragedy, supported on a discursive monologism and the tragic conception of existence.

  16. Los elementos de la literatura de terror presentes en "Ajuar Funerario", de Fernando Iwasaki

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    Gómez Restrepo, Paulo Roberto

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo busca analizar el libro de relatos breves Ajuar Funerario, del escritor peruano Fernando Iwasaki, observando sus principales características como cuento de terror, su relación con relatos del mismo género y analizándolo apoyado en esquemas clásicos y las teorías compositivas de Edgar Allan Poe y H.P. Lovecraft

  17. Images of Grotesque Realism in the Last Spanish Narrative: Manuel Talens, Manuel Longares and Fernando Royuela

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    Emilio Peral Vega

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The present article explores not only one of the most deeply-rooted trend in our literary tradition -grotesque realism- but also one of the most fertile in the last Spanish narrative, specially after the publication of La fuente de la edad, by Luis Mateo Díez, and with an enormous range of examples, restricted for the time being to Manuel Talens, Manuel Longares and Fernando Royuela.

  18. Identidade homossexual e homoerotismo em Terça-Feira Gorda, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Adair Marques Filho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we aimed, ina first moment, to evidence some social,historical and cultural aspectsrelated to the sexuality in the Occident,in matter, to the homosexualidentity. In a second moment, we willanalyse the short story “Terça-FeiraGorda”, from the writer CaioFernando Abreu, to examine the homoeroticrelationship among the twomale characters and, above all, highlightthe existent prejudice in relationto the homosexual in our society.

  19. Pulsar virtual observatory

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    Keith, M; Lyne, A; Brooke, J

    2007-01-01

    The Pulsar Virtual Observatory will provide a means for scientists in all fields to access and analyze the large data sets stored in pulsar surveys without specific knowledge about the data or the processing mechanisms. This is achieved by moving the data and processing tools to a grid resource where the details of the processing are seen by the users as abstract tasks. By developing intelligent scheduling middle-ware the issues of interconnecting tasks and allocating resources are removed from the user domain. This opens up large sets of radio time-series data to a wider audience, enabling greater cross field astronomy, in line with the virtual observatory concept. Implementation of the Pulsar Virtual Observatory is underway, utilising the UK National Grid Service as the principal grid resource.

  20. Mexican Virtual Solar Observatory

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    Santillan, A.; Hernandez-Cervantes, L.; Gonzalez-Ponce, A.; Hill, F.; Blanco-Cano, X.

    2007-12-01

    The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) concept contains software tools for searching, manipulating, and analyzing data from archives of solar data at many different observatories around the world (Hill 2000). The VSO not only provides fast and reliable access to the existing solar data, but also represents a powerful and unique machinery to perform numerical simulations for the evolution of a variety of different phenomena associated with solar activity. Two Mexican Universities, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Universidad de Sonora, are working together to create the Mexican Virtual Solar Observatory (MVSO) that will be part of a wider National effort. In this work we present a general description of the MVSO project, as well as the advances obtained in the development of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) to Remotely Perform Numerical Simulation of the Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejection in the Interplanetary Medium.

  1. The Collaborative Heliophysics Observatory

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    Hurlburt, N.; Freeland, S.; Cheung, M.; Bose, P.

    2007-12-01

    The Collaborative Heliophysics Observatory (CHO) would provide a robust framework and enabling tools to fully utilize the VOs for scientific discovery and collaboration. Scientists across the realm of heliophysics would be able to create, use and share applications -- either as services using familiar tools or through intuitive workflows -- that orchestrate access to data across all virtual observatories. These applications can be shared freely knowing that proper recognition of data and processing components are acknowledged; that erroneous use of data is flagged; and that results from the analysis runs will in themselves be shared Ð all in a transparent and automatic fashion. In addition, the CHO would incorporate cross-VO models and tools to weave the various virtual observatories into a unified system. These provide starting points for interactions across the solar/heliospheric and heliospheric/magnetospheric boundaries.

  2. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Boger, J.; Hahn, R. L.; Rowley, J. K.; Carter, A. L.; Hollebone, B.; Kessler, D.; Blevis, I.; Dalnoki-Veress, F.; DeKok, A.; Farine, J.; Grant, D. R.; Hargrove, C. K.; Laberge, G.; Levine, I.; McFarlane, K.; Mes, H.; Noble, A. T.; Novikov, V. M.; O'Neill, M.; Shatkay, M.; Shewchuk, C.; Sinclair, D.; Clifford, E. T. H.; Deal, R.; Earle, E. D.; Gaudette, E.; Milton, G.; Sur, B.; Bigu, J.; Cowan, J. H. M.; Cluff, D. L.; Hallman, E. D.; Haq, R. U.; Hewett, J.; Hykawy, J. G.; Jonkmans, G.; Michaud, R.; Roberge, A.; Roberts, J.; Saettler, E.; Schwendener, M. H.; Seifert, H.; Sweezey, D.; Tafirout, R.; Virtue, C. J.; Beck, D. N.; Chan, Y. D.; Chen, X.; Dragowsky, M. R.; Dycus, F. W.; Gonzalez, J.; Isaac, M. C. P.; Kajiyama, Y.; Koehler, G. W.; Lesko, K. T.; Moebus, M. C.; Norman, E. B.; Okada, C. E.; Poon, A. W. P.; Purgalis, P.; Schuelke, A.; Smith, A. R.; Stokstad, R. G.; Turner, S.; Zlimen, I.; Anaya, J. M.; Bowles, T. J.; Brice, S. J.; Esch, E.-I.; Fowler, M. M.; Goldschmidt, A.; Hime, A.; McGirt, A. F.; Miller, G. G.; Teasdale, W. A.; Wilhelmy, J. B.; Wouters, J. M.; Anglin, J. D.; Bercovitch, M.; Davidson, W. F.; Storey, R. S.; Biller, S.; Black, R. A.; Boardman, R. J.; Bowler, M. G.; Cameron, J.; Cleveland, B.; Ferraris, A. P.; Doucas, G.; Heron, H.; Howard, C.; Jelley, N. A.; Knox, A. B.; Lay, M.; Locke, W.; Lyon, J.; Majerus, S.; Moorhead, M.; Omori, M.; Tanner, N. W.; Taplin, R. K.; Thorman, M.; Wark, D. L.; West, N.; Barton, J. C.; Trent, P. T.; Kouzes, R.; Lowry, M. M.; Bell, A. L.; Bonvin, E.; Boulay, M.; Dayon, M.; Duncan, F.; Erhardt, L. S.; Evans, H. C.; Ewan, G. T.; Ford, R.; Hallin, A.; Hamer, A.; Hart, P. M.; Harvey, P. J.; Haslip, D.; Hearns, C. A. W.; Heaton, R.; Hepburn, J. D.; Jillings, C. J.; Korpach, E. P.; Lee, H. W.; Leslie, J. R.; Liu, M.-Q.; Mak, H. B.; McDonald, A. B.; MacArthur, J. D.; McLatchie, W.; Moffat, B. A.; Noel, S.; Radcliffe, T. J.; Robertson, B. C.; Skensved, P.; Stevenson, R. L.; Zhu, X.; Gil, S.; Heise, J.; Helmer, R. L.; Komar, R. J.; Nally, C. W.; Ng, H. S.; Waltham, C. E.; Allen, R. C.; Bühler, G.; Chen, H. H.; Aardsma, G.; Andersen, T.; Cameron, K.; Chon, M. C.; Hanson, R. H.; Jagam, P.; Karn, J.; Law, J.; Ollerhead, R. W.; Simpson, J. J.; Tagg, N.; Wang, J.-X.; Alexander, C.; Beier, E. W.; Cook, J. C.; Cowen, D. F.; Frank, E. D.; Frati, W.; Keener, P. T.; Klein, J. R.; Mayers, G.; McDonald, D. S.; Neubauer, M. S.; Newcomer, F. M.; Pearce, R. J.; de Water, R. G. V.; Berg, R. V.; Wittich, P.; Ahmad, Q. R.; Beck, J. M.; Browne, M. C.; Burritt, T. H.; Doe, P. J.; Duba, C. A.; Elliott, S. R.; Franklin, J. E.; Germani, J. V.; Green, P.; Hamian, A. A.; Heeger, K. M.; Howe, M.; Drees, R. M.; Myers, A.; Robertson, R. G. H.; Smith, M. W. E.; Steiger, T. D.; Wechel, T. V.; Wilkerson, J. F.

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    The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a second-generation water Cherenkov detector designed to determine whether the currently observed solar neutrino deficit is a result of neutrino oscillations. The detector is unique in its use of D2O as a detection medium, permitting it to make a solar model-independent test of the neutrino oscillation hypothesis by comparison of the charged- and neutral-current interaction rates. In this paper the physical properties, construction, and preliminary operation of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are described. Data and predicted operating parameters are provided whenever possible.

  3. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Boger, J.; Hahn, R.L.; Rowley, J.K.; Carter, A.L.; Hollebone, B.; Kessler, D.; Blevis, I.; Dalnoki-Veress, F.; DeKok, A.; Farine, J.; Grant, D.R.; Hargrove, C.K.; Laberge, G.; Levine, I.; McFarlane, K.; Mes, H.; Noble, A.T.; Novikov, V.M.; O' Neill, M.; Shatkay, M.; Shewchuk, C.; Sinclair, D.; Clifford, E.T.H.; Deal, R.; Earle, E.D.; Gaudette, E.; Milton, G.; Sur, B.; Bigu, J.; Cowan, J.H.M.; Cluff, D.L.; Hallman, E.D.; Haq, R.U.; Hewett, J.; Hykawy, J.G.; Jonkmans, G.; Michaud, R.; Roberge, A.; Roberts, J.; Saettler, E.; Schwendener, M.H.; Seifert, H.; Sweezey, D.; Tafirout, R.; Virtue, C.J.; Beck, D.N.; Chan, Y.D.; Chen, X.; Dragowsky, M.R.; Dycus, F.W.; Gonzalez, J.; Isaac, M.C.P.; Kajiyama, Y.; Koehler, G.W.; Lesko, K.T.; Moebus, M.C.; Norman, E.B.; Okada, C.E.; Poon, A.W.P.; Purgalis, P.; Schuelke, A.; Smith, A.R.; Stokstad, R.G.; Turner, S.; Zlimen, I.; Anaya, J.M.; Bowles, T.J.; Brice, S.J.; Esch, Ernst-Ingo; Fowler, M.M.; Goldschmidt, Azriel; Hime, A.; McGirt, A.F.; Miller, G.G.; Teasdale, W.A.; Wilhelmy, J.B.; Wouters, J.M.; Anglin, J.D.; Bercovitch, M.; Davidson, W.F.; Storey, R.S.; Biller, S.; Black, R.A.; Boardman, R.J.; Bowler, M.G.; Cameron, J.; Cleveland, B.; Ferraris, A.P.; Doucas, G.; Heron, H.; Howard, C.; Jelley, N.A. E-mail: N.Jelley1@physics.ox.ac.uk; Knox, A.B.; Lay, M.; Locke, W.; Lyon, J.; Majerus, S.; Moorhead, M.; Omori, M.; Tanner, N.W.; Taplin, R.K.; Thorman, M.; Wark, D.L.; West, N.; Barton, J.C.; Trent, P.T.; Kouzes, R.; Lowry, M.M.; Bell, A.L.; Bonvin, E.; Boulay, M.; Dayon, M.; Duncan, F.; Erhardt, L.S.; Evans, H.C.; Ewan, G.T.; Ford, R.; Hallin, A.; Hamer, A.; Hart, P.M.; Harvey, P.J.; Haslip, D.; Hearns, C.A.W.; Heaton, R.; Hepburn, J.D.; Jillings, C.J.; Korpach, E.P.; Lee, H.W.; Leslie, J.R.; Liu, M.-Q.; Mak, H.B.; McDonald, A.B.; MacArthur, J.D.; McLatchie, W.; Moffat, B.A.; Noel, S.; Radcliffe, T.J.; Robertson, B.C.; Skensved, P.; Stevenson, R.L.; Zhu, X.; Gil, S.; Heise, J.; Helmer, R.L.; Komar, R.J.; Nally, C.W. [and others

    2000-07-11

    The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a second-generation water Cherenkov detector designed to determine whether the currently observed solar neutrino deficit is a result of neutrino oscillations. The detector is unique in its use of D{sub 2}O as a detection medium, permitting it to make a solar model-independent test of the neutrino oscillation hypothesis by comparison of the charged- and neutral-current interaction rates. In this paper the physical properties, construction, and preliminary operation of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are described. Data and predicted operating parameters are provided whenever possible.

  4. Arecibo Observatory for All

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    Isidro, Gloria M.; Pantoja, C. A.; Bartus, P.; La Rosa, C.

    2006-12-01

    We describe new materials available at Arecibo Observatory for visitors with visual impairments. These materials include a guide in Braille that describes the telescope, some basic terms used in radio astronomy and frequently asked questions. We have also designed a tactile model of the telescope. We are interested that blind visitors can participate of the excitement of the visit to the worlds largest radio telescope. We would like to thank the "Fundacion Comunitaria de Puerto Rico" for the scholarship that allowed GMI to work on this project. We would like to express our gratitude to the Arecibo Observatory/NAIC for their support.

  5. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Boger, J; Rowley, J K; Carter, A L; Hollebone, B; Kessler, D; Blevis, I; Dalnoki-Veress, F; De Kok, A; Farine, J; Grant, D R; Hargrove, C K; Laberge, G; Levine, I; McFarlane, K W; Mes, H; Noble, A T; Novikov, V M; O'Neill, M; Shatkay, M; Shewchuk, C; Sinclair, D; Clifford, E T H; Deal, R; Earle, E D; Gaudette, E; Milton, G; Sur, B; Bigu, J; Cowan, J H M; Cluff, D L; Hallman, E D; Haq, R U; Hewett, J L; Hykawy, J G; Jonkmans, G; Michaud, R; Roberge, A; Roberts, J; Saettler, E; Schwendener, M H; Seifert, H; Sweezey, D; Tafirout, R; Virtue, C J; Beck, D N; Chan, Y D; Chen, X; Dragowsky, M R; Dycus, F W; González, J; Isaac, M C P; Kajiyama, Y; Köhler, G W; Lesko, K T; Moebus, M C; Norman, E B; Okada, C E; Poon, A W P; Purgalis, P; Schülke, A; Smith, A R; Stokstad, R G; Turner, S; Zlimen, I; Anaya, J M; Bowles, T J; Brice, S J; Esch, E I; Fowler, M M; Goldschmidt, A; Hime, A; McGirt, A F; Miller, G G; Teasdale, W A; Wilhelmy, J B; Wouters, J M; Anglin, J D; Bercovitch, M; Davidson, W F; Storey, R S; Biller, S; Black, R A; Boardman, R J; Bowler, M G; Cameron, J; Cleveland, B; Ferraris, A P; Doucas, G; Heron, H; Howard, C; Jelley, N A; Knox, A B; Lay, M; Locke, W; Lyon, J; Majerus, S; Moorhead, M E; Omori, Mamoru; Tanner, N W; Taplin, R K; Thorman, M; Wark, D L; West, N; Barton, J C; Trent, P T; Kouzes, R; Lowry, M M; Bell, A L; Bonvin, E; Boulay, M; Dayon, M; Duncan, F; Erhardt, L S; Evans, H C; Ewan, G T; Ford, R; Hallin, A; Hamer, A; Hart, P M; Harvey, P J; Haslip, D; Hearns, C A W; Heaton, R; Hepburn, J D; Jillings, C J; Korpach, E P; Lee, H W; Leslie, J R; Liu, M Q; Mak, H B; McDonald, A B; MacArthur, J D; McLatchie, W; Moffat, B A; Noel, S; Radcliffe, T J; Robertson, B C; Skensved, P; Stevenson, R L; Zhu, X; Gil, S; Heise, J; Helmer, R L; Komar, R J; Nally, C W; Ng, H S; Waltham, C E; Allen, R C; Buhler, G; Chen, H H; Aardsma, G; Andersen, T; Cameron, K; Chon, M C; Hanson, R H; Jagam, P; Karn, J; Law, J; Ollerhead, R W; Simpson, J J; Tagg, N; Wang, J X; Alexander, C; Beier, E W; Cook, J C; Cowen, D F; Frank, E D; Frati, W; Keener, P T; Klein, J R; Mayers, G; McDonald, D S; Neubauer, M S; Newcomer, F M; Pearce, R J; Van de Water, R G; Van Berg, R; Wittich, P; Ahmad, Q R; Beck, J M; Browne, M C; Burritt, T H; Doe, P J; Duba, C A; Elliott, S R; Franklin, J E; Germani, J V; Green, P; Hamian, A A; Heeger, K M; Howe, M; Meijer-Drees, R; Myers, A; Robertson, R G H; Smith, M W E; Steiger, T D; Van Wechel, T; Wilkerson, J F

    2000-01-01

    The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a second generation water Cherenkov detector designed to determine whether the currently observed solar neutrino deficit is a result of neutrino oscillations. The detector is unique in its use of D2O as a detection medium, permitting it to make a solar model-independent test of the neutrino oscillation hypothesis by comparison of the charged- and neutral-current interaction rates. In this paper the physical properties, construction, and preliminary operation of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are described. Data and predicted operating parameters are provided whenever possible.

  6. 76 FR 81929 - San Fernando Valley Area 2; Notice of Proposed Administrative Order on Consent Re: 4057 and 4059...

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    2011-12-29

    ... Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for... (Agreement)with the Spirito Family Trust and Alice C. Clarno, Trustee, concerning 4057 and 4059 Goodwin... 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, California, may be obtained by calling Marie Rongone at (415)...

  7. 76 FR 72405 - San Fernando Valley Area 2 Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement Re...

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    2011-11-23

    ... Site; Notice of Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement Re: 4057 and 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles...) concerning 4057 and 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, California (Property). The Agreement is entered into..., Glendale/Goodwin Realty I, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, The Kroger Co., an Ohio corporation,...

  8. Observatory of Shiraz University

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    Bordbar, G. H.; Bahrani, F.

    2016-12-01

    Here we write about the observatory of Shiraz University, which has the largest active telescope in Iran but now, because of problems like light pollution of the nearby city and exhaustion of its largest telescope we need a plan for modernization and automatization in a new place.

  9. Arecibo Observatory for All

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    Bartus, P.; Isidro, G. M.; La Rosa, C.; Pantoja, C. A.

    2007-01-01

    We describe new materials available at the Arecibo Observatory for visitors with visual impairments. These materials include a guide in Braille that describes the telescope, explains some basic terms used in radio astronomy, and lists frequently asked questions. We have also designed a tactile model of the telescope. Our interest is in enabling…

  10. A Look Inside the San Andreas fault at Parkfield Through Vertical Seismic Profiling

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    Chavarria, J.A.; Malin, P.; Catchings, R.D.; Shalev, E.

    2003-01-01

    The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth pilot hole is located on the southwestern side of the Parkfield San Andreas fault. This observatory includes a vertical seismic profiling (VSP) array. VSP seismograms from nearby micro-earthquakes contain signals between the P and S waves. These signals may be P and S waves scattered by the local geologic structure. The collected scattering points form planar surfaces that we interpret as the San Andreas fault and four other secondary faults. The scattering process includes conversions between P and S waves, the strengths of which suggest large contrasts in material properties, possibly indicating the presence of cracks or fluids.

  11. US Naval Observatory Hourly Observations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hourly observations journal from the National Observatory in Washington DC. The observatory is the first station in the United States to produce hourly observations...

  12. Strategies for the implementation of wind turbines in Fernando de Noronha island; Estrategias de implantacao de turbinas eolicas na ilha de Fernando de Noronha

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    Rohatgi, J.; Feitosa, E.; Correa, M. [Pernambuco Univ., Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisa de Energia Eolica

    1990-12-31

    The island of Fernando de Noronha is one of the best sites in Brazil to make use of winds for the electricity generation. Three principal factors contribute to this fact: the high wind potential; the fact that all be electricity generation on the island is done by diesel generator; the pollution of atmosphere due to the burning of diesel oil. At the moment the unit price of energy is very high an due to social reasons it is subsidized. This paper presents the strategies to implement the first wind turbine of medium size of 75 kW (17 m in diameter) so as to contribute effectively to the reduction of diesel oil consumption. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  13. The Arecibo Observatory Space Academy

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    Rodriguez-Ford, Linda A.; Fernanda Zambrano Marin, Luisa; Aponte Hernandez, Betzaida; Soto, Sujeily; Rivera-Valentin, Edgard G.

    2016-10-01

    The Arecibo Observatory Space Academy (AOSA) is an intense fifteen-week pre-college research program for qualified high school students residing in Puerto Rico, which includes ten days for hands-on, on site research activities. Our mission is to prepare students for their professional careers by allowing them to receive an independent and collaborative research experience on topics related to the multidisciplinary field of space science. Our objectives are to (1) supplement the student's STEM education via inquiry-based learning and indirect teaching methods, (2) immerse students in an ESL environment, further developing their verbal and written presentation skills, and (3) foster in every student an interest in the STEM fields by harnessing their natural curiosity and knowledge in order to further develop their critical thinking and investigation skills. Students interested in participating in the program go through an application, interview and trial period before being offered admission. They are welcomed as candidates the first weeks, and later become cadets while experiencing designing, proposing, and conducting research projects focusing in fields like Physics, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, and Engineering. Each individual is evaluated with program compatibility based on peer interaction, preparation, participation, and contribution to class, group dynamics, attitude, challenges, and inquiry. This helps to ensure that specialized attention can be given to students who demonstrate a dedication and desire to learn. Deciding how to proceed in the face of setbacks and unexpected problems is central to the learning experience. At the end of the semester, students present their research to the program mentors, peers, and scientific staff. This year, AOSA students also focused on science communication and were trained by NASA's FameLab. Students additionally presented their research at this year's International Space Development Conference (ISDC), which was held in

  14. Cultural heritage of astronomical observatories

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    2011-06-01

    We present the results of the ICOMOS international symposium ``Cultural Heritage of Astronomical Observatories (around 1900) - From Classical Astronomy to Modern Astrophysics'' (Oct. 2008). The objective of the symposium was to discuss the relevance of modern observatories to the cultural heritage of humankind and to select partner observatories which, due to the date of their construction or to their architectural or scientific importance are comparable to Hamburg Observatory, as international cooperation partners for a serial trans-national application.

  15. ESO's Two Observatories Merge

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    2005-02-01

    On February 1, 2005, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has merged its two observatories, La Silla and Paranal, into one. This move will help Europe's prime organisation for astronomy to better manage its many and diverse projects by deploying available resources more efficiently where and when they are needed. The merged observatory will be known as the La Silla Paranal Observatory. Catherine Cesarsky, ESO's Director General, comments the new development: "The merging, which was planned during the past year with the deep involvement of all the staff, has created unified maintenance and engineering (including software, mechanics, electronics and optics) departments across the two sites, further increasing the already very high efficiency of our telescopes. It is my great pleasure to commend the excellent work of Jorge Melnick, former director of the La Silla Observatory, and of Roberto Gilmozzi, the director of Paranal." ESO's headquarters are located in Garching, in the vicinity of Munich (Bavaria, Germany), and this intergovernmental organisation has established itself as a world-leader in astronomy. Created in 1962, ESO is now supported by eleven member states (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). It operates major telescopes on two remote sites, all located in Chile: La Silla, about 600 km north of Santiago and at an altitude of 2400m; Paranal, a 2600m high mountain in the Atacama Desert 120 km south of the coastal city of Antofagasta. Most recently, ESO has started the construction of an observatory at Chajnantor, a 5000m high site, also in the Atacama Desert. La Silla, north of the town of La Serena, has been the bastion of the organization's facilities since 1964. It is the site of two of the most productive 4-m class telescopes in the world, the New Technology Telescope (NTT) - the first major telescope equipped with active optics - and the 3.6-m, which hosts HARPS

  16. The Telescopio San Pedro Mártir project

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    Richer, Michael G.; Lee, William H.; González, Jesús; Jannuzi, Buell T.; Sánchez, Beatriz; Rosales Ortega, Fabián.; Alcock, Charles; Carramiñana Alonso, Alberto; García Díaz, Ma. Teresa; Gutiérrez, Leonel; Herrera, Joel; Hill, Derek; Norton, Timothy J.; Pedrayes, Maria H.; Pérez-Calpena, Ana; Reyes-Ruíz, Mauricio; Serrano Guerrero, Hazael; Sierra, Gerardo; Teran, Jose; Urdaibay, David; Uribe, Jorge A.; Watson, Alan M.; Zaritsky, Dennis; García Vargas, Marisa

    2016-07-01

    The Telescopio San Pedro Mártir project intends to construct a 6.5m telescope to be installed at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional in the Sierra San Pedro Mártir in northern Baja California, Mexico. The project is an association of Mexican institutions, lead by the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica and the Instituto de Astronomía at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in partnership with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the University of Arizona's Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. The project is currently in the planning and design stage. Once completed, the partners plan to operate the MMT and TSPM as a binational astrophysical observatory.

  17. Acerca de “LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN”: Comentarios sobre el libro escrito por el Doctor Fernando Juárez Acosta.About "LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN": Comments about the book written by Dr. Fernando Acosta Juarez.

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    2014-01-01

    Acerca de “LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN”: Comentarios sobre el libro escrito por el Doctor Fernando Juárez Acosta. About "LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN": Comments about the book written by Dr. Fernando Acosta Juarez. Resumen   Una revisión detallada del libro titulado “Lejos del Corazón” escrito por el Doctor en Psicología Fernando Juárez Acosta, ha conducido a la elaboración de este artículo a través del cual se expone un análisis de algunos de los elementos que posibilitan el valor del texto en cuestión, en tanto...

  18. Expanding the HAWC Observatory

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    Mori, Johanna [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-08-17

    The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory is expanding its current array of 300 water tanks to include 350 outrigger tanks to increase sensitivity to gamma rays above 10 TeV. This involves creating and testing hardware with which to build the new tanks, including photomultiplier tubes, high voltage supply units, and flash analog to digital converters. My responsibilities this summer included preparing, testing and calibrating that equipment.

  19. Megalithic observatory Kokino

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    Cenev, Gj.

    2006-05-01

    In 2001, on the footpath of a mountain peak, near the village of Kokino, archeologist Jovica Stankovski discovered an archeological site from The Bronze Age. The site occupies a large area and is scaled in two levels. Several stone seats (thrones) are dominant in this site and they are pointing towards the east horizon. The high concentration of the movable archeological material found on the upper platform probably indicates its use in a function containing still unknown cult activities. Due to precise measurements and a detailed archaeoastronomical analysis of the site performed in the past three years by Gjore Cenev, physicist from the Planetarium in Skopje, it was shown that the site has characteristics of a sacred site, but also of a Megalithic Observatory. The markers found in this observatory point on the summer and winter solstices and spring and autumn equinoxes. It can be seen that on both sides of the solstice markers, that there are markers for establishing Moon's positions. The markers are crafted in such a way that for example on days when special rites were performed (harvest rites for example) the Sun filled a narrow space of the marker and special ray lighted the man sitting on only one of the thrones, which of course had a special meaning. According to the positions of the markers that are used for Sun marking, especially on the solstice days, it was calculated that this observatory dates from 1800 B.C.

  20. A rosa e a mensagem: o imaginário grego na poesia de Fernando Pessoa

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    Sonila Morelo

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    Full Text Available A partir de uma leitura comparativa entre a composição de Fernando Pessoa, especialmente de Mensagem, e a poesia grega Arcaica em que encontramos imagens de Afrodite – versos de Hesíodo e Safo sobre o nascimento e as qualidades da deusa –, este artigo tem como objeto de análise a Rosa. Através do diálogo entre história e literatura, a discussão proposta perpassa as semelhanças encontradas entre a Rosa de Mensagem e a deusa Afrodite de Hesíodo e Safo.

  1. LOS HERMANOS FERNANDO Y JORGE LATORRE: UNA BREVE HISTORIA DEL SURGIMIENTO DEL ROCK NACIONAL

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    Rafael Serrano

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La historia del rock en Bogotá es ahora un capítulo trascendente para entender algunos aspectos de los llamados años prodigiosos de la contracultura, creada desde la invención de la guitarra eléctrica, hace más de cincuenta años. En Bogotá, este pasaje incluye la presencia de músicos destacados como los hermanos Jorge y Fernando Latorre, con inusuales relatos de la llegada, de contrabando y a lomo de mula, de los primeros equipos de amplificación.

  2. Los hermanos Fernando y Jorge Latorre: una breve historia del surgimiento del rock nacional

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    Rafael Serrano

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La historia del rock en Bogotá es ahora un capítulo trascendente para entender algunos aspectos de los llamados años prodigiosos de la contracultura, creada desde la invención de la guitarra eléctrica, hace más de cincuenta años. En Bogotá, este pasaje incluye la presencia de músicos destacados como los hermanos Jorge y Fernando Latorre, con inusuales relatos de la llegada, de contrabando y a lomo de mula, de los primeros equipos de amplificación.

  3. O CRONISTA E A CIDADE: A SÃO PAULO DE CAIO FERNANDO ABREU

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    Gustavo Ramos de Souza (UEL

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    Full Text Available A crônica é um gênero dialético. Dividida entre a literatura e o jornalismo, entre a arte e a indústria, a crônica é ao mesmo tempo metropolitana e provinciana, isto é, o cronista é um homem essencialmente urbano, mas sua posição não é que qualquer habitante da cidade. Ele olha o mundo do “rés-do-chão”, busca o que existe de mais supérfluo e efêmero do cotidiano das grandes cidades. De certa forma, a subjetividade do cronista é a lente que filtra a concretude da cidade. Assim, tendo em vista a relação paradoxal entre a cidade e a crônica, este ensaio tem como objetivo analisar três crônicas de Caio Fernando Abreu publicadas no Estado de S. Paulo: “Calamidade Pública”, “Zero grau de Libra” e “Reflexões sobre um fora-da-lei do Atrolho”.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Crônica. Cidade. Caio Fernando Abreu. Abstract The chronic is a dialectic genre. Divided between literature and journalism, between art and industry, the chronic, at the same time, is metropolitan and provincial, i.e., the chronist is a man essentially urban, but his position is not like of any other townsman. He looks the world through the “ground-floor”; he seeks what is most superfluous and ephemeral in the daily life in major cities. Someway, the subjectivity of the chronist is the filtering lens for the concreteness of the city. Thus, considering the paradoxical relation between the city and the chronic, this essay aims to analyze three chronics by Caio Fernando Abreu published in Estado de S. Paulo: “Calamidade Pública”, “Zero grau de Libra” e “Reflexões sobre um fora-da-lei do Atrolho”.KEYWORDS: Chronic. City. Caio Fernando Abreu

  4. La Bibliografía Científica de Fernando de Buen.

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    Mones, Álvaro

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    Si bien existen varios ensayos biográficos que enfocan diferentes momentos de su vida (ANÓNIMO, 1963, BAHAMONDE, 1962, LÓPEZ et al., 2015, NION, 2015, PEQUEÑO, 2015, SÁNCHEZ CARRILLO, 2001), hasta donde tenemos conocimiento, no se ha publicado aún una bibliografía completa de la obra del Dr. FERNANDO DE BUEN Y LOZANO (Fig. de tapa). Bibliografías parciales se encuentran, entre otros, en los autores arriba citados. Aquí nos atrevemos a hacer el intento, aunque en forma defectuosa, ya que mucha...

  5. La teoría literaria en la obra de Fernando Lázaro Carreter

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    Laura Arroyo Martínez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se pretenden repasar y sintetizar las principales aportaciones e ideas que don Fernando Lázaro Carreter aportó al conocimiento de la Teoría y la Crítica literaria. Sus trabajos iniciales sobre Estilística literaria y, posteriormente, sus estudios sobre el Formalismo ruso, lo convirtieron en el introductor de dicha disciplina en nuestro país y, por tanto, de ahí surge el interés que su obra hoy suscita, convertida ya en un clásico de la Filología.

  6. Jacques Joset, La muerte y la gramática. Los derroteros de Fernando Vallejo

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    Escribir un libro sobre Fernando Vallejo se presenta como una operación siempre algo arriesgada. El tema es controvertido como pocos en el panorama de la literatura hispanoamericana actual: pasiones incondicionales se mueven alrededor de su nombre, hasta llegar a fanatismos quizás merecedores de otros ámbitos. Además Jacques Joset emprende tan atrevida tarea siendo él, como se recuerda en las primeras páginas, « el editor de Cien años de soledad », el que ha pasado largos días de su vida volc...

  7. Fernando Alba: espacio escultórico, espacio arquitectónico y espacio urbano

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    Martínez Sierra, Jovino

    2012-01-01

    El tema objeto de estudio de esta Tesis Doctoral es el análisis de la obra del escultor asturiano Fernando Alba, uno de los escultores contemporáneos de Asturias que cuenta con una trayectoria de más de cuarenta años de actividad ininterrumpida dentro de la plástica y uno de los artistas que ha dejado una muestra importante por número y calidad de su actividad dentro y fuera de la región. El estudio del conjunto de su producción resulta fundamental para el conocimiento del arte asturiano a...

  8. Fernando Cruz Kronfly y la caravana de la modernidad en Colombia

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    Moreno Parrado, Lucila

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio pretende determinar de qué manera Fernando Cruz Kronfly elabora literalmente la problemática de la modernidad en Colombia a través de su novela La caravana de Gardel, cuál es la relación con su obra ensayística, e identificar y explicar su ubicación en el campo de la novela colombiana actual. Con el fin de ahondar en el estudio y análisis de la obra literaria, se toman como referencia los conceptos de Pierre Bourdieu en Las reglas del arte, los cuales sirven para centrar el análi...

  9. La eternidad y el instante Un recorrido temporal por la narrativa de Fernando Vallejo

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    Julia Musitano

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    Full Text Available In this paper, I would like to analyse El río del tiempo by Fernando Vallejo from the following hypothesis: time in self writing narrative becomes enigmatic until it turns into an edge where souvenirs come and go. Vallejo makes edges that get him out of time, out of any possible representation. These passages provoke the desbarrancadero de los recuerdos, allow the entrance of fiction in a self writing narrative and make the self becomes impersonal. The space, as a place of memory, becomes a temporal edge, and the front door corridor of Santa Anita ́s house controls the writing of memory.

  10. La verdadera máscara. Hacia una poética de Fernando Vallejo

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    Mari Cruz La Chica

    2016-01-01

    En el presente estudio se lleva a cabo un esbozo de la poética de Fernando Vallejo, centrando la atención en dos obras que reflejan el juego entre realidad y ficción, característico de toda su obra. A su vez, analizo otros puntos que me parecen pertinentes de su poética como la contradicción en la complejidad psicológica del narrador, la violencia y el dolor que articulan sus novelas y autobiografías.

  11. Huellas y marcas cervantinas en Única mirando al mar, de Fernando Contreras Castro

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    El trabajo que a continuación presentamos, consiste en un breve análisis de algunas huellas y marcas cervantinas encontradas en la novela, Única mirando al mar, del escritor costarricense Fernando Contreras Castro, quién ha manifestado públicamente su interés por El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha diciendo que esta novela es una de sus preferidas (Dobles: 1993: 8). La autora trata de comprobar cómo influye El Quijote en Única mirando al mar, para concluir que esta producción textua...

  12. A modernidade da prosa poética do Livro do desassossego, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Coronel,Luciana Paiva

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    O livro do desassossego constitui obra privilegiada para a análise das contradições da modernidade. A inovação contida na forma fragmentária desta prosa poética incorpora com freqüência em seu interior momentos nos quais se evidencia uma visão de mundo passadista e impregnada de um misticismo de teor romântico. Traços modernos e antimodernos convivem neste livro indefinível cuja análise pretende iluminar muitas das ambigüidades da vida moderna que Fernando Pessoa pretendeu recriar em sua poes...

  13. La ausencia del movimiento y su rol en la obra estática El Marinero de Fernando Pessoa

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    Monterroza Vergara, Jesús David

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    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar y revelar las diferentes implicaciones que trae consigo la ausencia del movimiento en la obra estática de Fernando Pessoa, El marinero -- Para ello, el análisis será guiado a partir de las diferentes nociones que tanto Fernando Pessoa, como Maurice Maeterlinck proponen en cuanto al teatro estático y lo que algunos críticos de teatro consideran en cuanto a éste -- A lo largo de este proceso, se tendrán también en cuenta y como punto de co...

  14. From Bishop to President: historical and mediatic constructions of the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo in brazilian weekly magazines

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    Full Text Available This article’s purpose is to understand the historical and mediatic constructions made bay brazilian magazines about Bishop Fernando Lugo, in its path from priesthood to president of Paraguay in 2008, and the repercussions of those in the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The research identified, analyzed and questioned the communication processes promoted by the brazilian ma- gazines Carta Capital, Época, Isto É and Veja, from 2007 to 2010, questioning and problematizing the construction of the symbolic representation of the new politi- cal actor, Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo.

  15. 77 FR 54811 - Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego... safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of a bay swim in San Diego Harbor. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew...

  16. 78 FR 58878 - Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of San...

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego... temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of a... Bryan Gollogly, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7656, email...

  18. Nueva documentación contextualizada sobre Fernando Remacha (*1898; †1984

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    Andrés Vierge, Marcos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides new information about Fernando Remacha (1898-1984. First, information is contrasted two critical reviews of La Libertad and El Sol with a incomplete copy of a composition Remacha Eresbil deposited in the Archives of Errentería. Second, are transcribed, analyzed and contextualized nine letters written in 1959. Finally, transcribed and contextualizes a letter the composer Agustín González Acilu Remacha directed in 1967.El presente artículo aporta nueva documentación sobre Fernando Remacha (1898-1984. En primer lugar, se contrasta la información de dos reseñas críticas de La libertad y El Sol con una copia incompleta de una obra de Remacha depositada en el Archivo Eresbil de Errentería. En segundo lugar, se transcriben, analizan y contextualizan 9 cartas escritas en 1959. Finalmente, se transcribe y contextualiza una carta del compositor Agustín González Acilu dirigida a Remacha en 1967.

  19. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from the Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.

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    Costa, D G C; Marvulo, M F V; Silva, J S A; Santana, S C; Magalhães, F J R; Filho, C D F Lima; Ribeiro, V O; Alves, L C; Mota, R A; Dubey, J P; Silva, J C R

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    Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, which has a varied biodiversity including alien species or sinantropic animals. The objective here was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil. Between July 2007 and May 2010, blood samples were collected from 764 animals (533 domestic and 231 wild animals). Sera were tested by the indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT) or the modified agglutination test (MAT), or by both. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 80 (80.0%) of 100 chickens ( Gallus domesticus ), 3 (3.0%) of 100 cattle ( Bos taurus ), 59 (60.8%) of 97 sheep ( Ovis aries ), 9 (81.8%) of 11 goats ( Capra hircus ), 7 (43.7%) of 16 horses ( Equus caballus ), 70 (59.3%) of 118 cats ( Felis catus ), 36 (39.6%) of 91 dogs ( Canis familiaris ), 13 (38.2%) of 34 black rats ( Rattus rattus ), and 157 (79.7%) of 197 cattle egrets ( Bubulcus ibis ). Results indicate endemic infection by this zoonotic parasite among the animal and avian fauna in this archipelago from Brazil.

  20. Sem patente nem comenda: “Sargento Garcia”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    José Luiz Foureaux de Souza Júnior

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    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo principal mais uma leitura de um dos textos de Caio Fernando Abreu. A obra dele já está suficiente e consolidadamente chancelada pela crítica. Os dois argumentos se sustentam na ideia de que a primeira parte do conto desenha um pano de fundo para a leitura que proponho: o cenário. A segunda parte do artigo desenvolve a leitura em si mesma, chamando a atenção para aspectos que considero importantes para o desenvolvimento da ideia: a assimetria que marca as relações poder, sem especificação particular, articulada pela articulação de termos, expressões e imagens. Identifico esse conjunto de elementos discursivos como “dêiticos”. Deve ficar claro que não faço defesa desta ou daquela escola linguística, procurando atacar e/ou defender teorias acerca dos “dêiticos”. O que importa é tentar “ler” as relações que aqui são ficcionalmente prenunciadas. Por fim, na terceira parte do artigo, acrescento algumas considerações, no sentido de “amarrar” ideias num feixe que, incendiado pelo “fogo” da leitura, complementem as considerações anteriores. Falar em “conclusão” me parece um tanto premeditado.  Palavras-chave: Literatura brasileira, Caio Fernando Abreu, Subjetividade, Homoerotismo

  1. Imágenes de lo íntimo en Falleba de Fernando Cruz Kronfly

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    Simón Henao Jaramillo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, inmerso en el estudio de las figuraciones de la comunidad en la literatura colombiana de fin de siglo xx, se centra en la novela Falleba (1979 de Fernando Cruz Kronfly. En ella indaga, con ayuda de teorías filosóficas como las de Jean Luc-Nancy, los mecanismos y las estrategias por los cuales la escritura genera una forma frágil de imágenes, enmarcadas en la espacialidad de la casa, que proyectan una permanente confluencia entre el adentro y el afuera que hace posible la configuración narrativa de una comunidad de lo íntimo. This paper is immersed in the study of community figurations in Colombian literature during last decades of twentieth century. It focuses on the novel Falleba (1979 by Fernando Cruz Kronfly to look into it -with the help of philosophical theories such as Jean-Luc Nancy- mechanisms and strategies by which the writing creates a fragile form of images that projects a permanent confluence between the inside and the outside that makes posible the narrative configuration of a community of intimacy.

  2. Astronomical publications of Melbourne Observatory

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    Andropoulos, Jenny Ioanna

    2014-05-01

    During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, four well-equipped government observatories were maintained in Australia - in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. These institutions conducted astronomical observations, often in the course of providing a local time service, and they also collected and collated meteorological data. As well, some of these observatories were involved at times in geodetic surveying, geomagnetic recording, gravity measurements, seismology, tide recording and physical standards, so the term "observatory" was being used in a rather broad sense! Despite the international renown that once applied to Williamstown and Melbourne Observatories, relatively little has been written by modern-day scholars about astronomical activities at these observatories. This research is intended to rectify this situation to some extent by gathering, cataloguing and analysing the published astronomical output of the two Observatories to see what contributions they made to science and society. It also compares their contributions with those of Sydney, Adelaide and Perth Observatories. Overall, Williamstown and Melbourne Observatories produced a prodigious amount of material on astronomy in scientific and technical journals, in reports and in newspapers. The other observatories more or less did likewise, so no observatory of those studied markedly outperformed the others in the long term, especially when account is taken of their relative resourcing in staff and equipment.

  3. The Observatory Health Report

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    Laura Murianni

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    Background: The number of indicators aiming to provide a clear picture of healthcare needs and the quality and efficiency of healthcare systems and services has proliferated in recent years. The activity of the National Observatory on Health Status in the Italian Regions is multidisciplinary, involving around 280 public health care experts, clinicians, demographers, epidemiologists, mathematicians, statisticians and economists who with their different competencies, and scientific interests aim to improve the collective health of individuals and their conditions through the use of “core indicators”. The main outcome of the National Observatory on Health Status in the Italian Regions is the “Osservasalute Report – a report on health status and the quality of healthcare assistance in the Italian Regions”.

    Methods: The Report adopts a comparative analysis, methodology and internationally validated indicators.

    Results: The results of Observatory Report show it is necessary:

    • to improve the monitoring of primary health care services (where the chronic disease could be cared through implementation of clinical path;

     • to improve in certain areas of hospital care such as caesarean deliveries, as well as the average length of stay in the pre-intervention phase, etc.;

    • to try to be more focused on the patients/citizens in our health care services; • to practice more geographical interventions to reduce the North-South divide as well as reduce gender inequity.

    Conclusions: The health status of Italian people is good with positive results and outcomes, but in the meantime some further efforts should be done especially in the South that still has to improve the quality and the organization of health care services. There are huge differences in accuracy and therefore usefulness of the reported data, both between diseases and between

  4. Portable coastal observatories

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    Frye, Daniel; Butman, Bradford; Johnson, Mark; von der Heydt, Keith; Lerner, Steven

    2000-01-01

    Ocean observational science is in the midst of a paradigm shift from an expeditionary science centered on short research cruises and deployments of internally recording instruments to a sustained observational science where the ocean is monitored on a regular basis, much the way the atmosphere is monitored. While satellite remote sensing is one key way of meeting the challenge of real-time monitoring of large ocean regions, new technologies are required for in situ observations to measure conditions below the ocean surface and to measure ocean characteristics not observable from space. One method of making sustained observations in the coastal ocean is to install a fiber optic cable from shore to the area of interest. This approach has the advantage of providing power to offshore instruments and essentially unlimited bandwidth for data. The LEO-15 observatory offshore of New Jersey (yon Alt et al., 1997) and the planned Katama observatory offshore of Martha's Vineyard (Edson et al., 2000) use this approach. These sites, along with other cabled sites, will play an important role in coastal ocean science in the next decade. Cabled observatories, however, have two drawbacks that limit the number of sites that are likely to be installed. First, the cable and the cable installation are expensive and the shore station needed at the cable terminus is often in an environmentally sensitive area where competing interests must be resolved. Second, cabled sites are inherently limited geographically to sites within reach of the cable, so it is difficult to cover large areas of the coastal ocean.

  5. The HAWC observatory

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    2012-11-11

    The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a new very high energy water Cherenkov gamma ray telescope, now under construction at 4100 m altitude at Sierra Negra, Mexico. Due to its increased altitude, larger surface area and improved design, HAWC will be about 15 times more sensitive than its predecessor, Milagro. With its wide field of view and high duty factor, HAWC will be an excellent instrument for the studies of diffuse gamma ray emission, the high energy spectra of Galactic gamma ray sources, and transient emission from extragalactic objects such as GRBs and AGN, as well as surveying a large fraction of the VHE sky.

  6. The HAWC observatory

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    DeYoung, Tyce; HAWC Collaboration

    2012-11-01

    The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a new very high energy water Cherenkov gamma ray telescope, now under construction at 4100 m altitude at Sierra Negra, Mexico. Due to its increased altitude, larger surface area and improved design, HAWC will be about 15 times more sensitive than its predecessor, Milagro. With its wide field of view and high duty factor, HAWC will be an excellent instrument for the studies of diffuse gamma ray emission, the high energy spectra of Galactic gamma ray sources, and transient emission from extragalactic objects such as GRBs and AGN, as well as surveying a large fraction of the VHE sky.

  7. Next Generation Virtual Observatories

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    Fox, P.; McGuinness, D. L.

    2008-12-01

    Virtual Observatories (VO) are now being established in a variety of geoscience disciplines beyond their origins in Astronomy and Solar Physics. Implementations range from hydrology and environmental sciences to solid earth sciences. Among the goals of VOs are to provide search/ query, access and use of distributed, heterogeneous data resources. With many of these goals being met and usage increasing, new demands and requirements are arising. In particular there are two of immediate and pressing interest. The first is use of VOs by non-specialists, especially for information products that go beyond the usual data, or data products that are sought for scientific research. The second area is citation and attribution of artifacts that are being generated by VOs. In some sense VOs are re-publishing (re-packaging, or generating new synthetic) data and information products. At present only a few VOs address this need and it is clear that a comprehensive solution that includes publishers is required. Our work in VOs and related semantic data framework and integration areas has lead to a view of the next generation of virtual observatories which the two above-mentioned needs as well as others that are emerging. Both of the needs highlight a semantic gap, i.e. that the meaning and use for a user or users beyond the original design intention is very often difficult or impossible to bridge. For example, VOs created for experts with complex, arcane or jargon vocabularies are not accessible to the non-specialist and further, information products the non-specialist may use are not created or considered for creation. In the second case, use of a (possibly virtual) data or information product (e.g. an image or map) as an intellectual artifact that can be accessed as part of the scientific publication and review procedure also introduces terminology gaps, as well as services that VOs may need to provide. Our supposition is that formalized methods in semantics and semantic web

  8. DSN Transient Observatory

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    Kuiper, T. B. H.; Monroe, R. M.; White, L. A.; Garcia Miro, C.; Levin, S. M.; Majid, W. A.; Soriano, M.

    2016-11-01

    The Deep Space Network (DSN) Transient Observatory (DTO) is a signal processing facility that can monitor up to four DSN downlink bands for astronomically interesting signals. The monitoring is done commensally with reception of deep space mission telemetry. The initial signal processing is done with two CASPERa ROACH1 boards, each handling one or two baseband signals. Each ROACH1 has a 10 GBe interface with a GPU-equipped Debian Linux workstation for additional processing. The initial science programs include monitoring Mars for electrostatic discharges, radio spectral lines, searches for fast radio bursts and pulsars and SETI. The facility will be available to the scientific community through a peer review process.

  9. Spiders from the Island of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: Part III: Gnaphosidae (Araneae: Arachnida Aranhas da Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: Parte III: Gnaphosidae (Araneae: Arachnida

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    Antonio D. Brescovit

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The female of Zimiromus hortenciae Buckup & Brescovit, 1993 is described for the first time and Trachyzelotes kulczynskii (Bösemberg, 1902, a species introduced from Europe, is recorded for the first time on the island of Fernando de Noronha, state of Pernambuco. The latter, along with T. lyonneti (Audouim, 1826 recorded from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, is the second species of this genus to be reported from Brazil. The spiders were collected with pitfall traps in five points of the island. Ecological data showed that Gnaphosidae was the fifth best sampled spider family, with 179 specimens, belonging to two species, T. kulczynskii and Z. hortenciae. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii was the most abundant with 118 adults while Z. hortenciae was represented by only 21 adults. Both species were collected during the dry and wet seasons but T. kulczynskii was more abundant during the wet season while Z. hortenciae was more abundant during the dry season. The male:female ratio for the dry season was similar for both species but in the wet season it was three times higher for T. kulczynskii.A fêmea de Zimiromus hortenciae Buckup & Brescovit, 1993 é descrita pela primeira vez. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii (Bösemberg, 1902, uma espécie de origem européia, é registrada pela primeira vez na Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, no estado de Pernambuco. Junto com T. lyonneti (Audouin, 1826, já registrado para o estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, é a segunda espécie do gênero introduzida no Brasil. As aranhas foram coletadas com armadilhas de solo em cinco pontos da ilha e os dados ecológicos detectados para Gnaphosidae foram de que esta foi a quinta família melhor amostrada dentre Araneae, com 179 espécimes de duas espécies, T. kulczynskii e Z. hortenciae. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii foi mais abundante com 118 adultos enquanto Z. hortenciae teve 21 adultos coletados. Ambas foram coletadas nas estações seca e chuvosa, sendo que T. kulczynskii foi mais

  10. Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory

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    Mickaelian, A. M.

    2016-09-01

    This booklet is devoted to NAS RA V. Ambartsumian Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory and is aimed at people interested in astronomy and BAO, pupils and students, BAO visitors and others. The booklet is made as a visiting card and presents concise and full information about BAO. A brief history of BAO, the biography of the great scientist Viktor Ambartsumian, brief biographies of 13 other deserved scientists formerly working at BAO (B.E. Markarian, G.A. Gurzadyan, L.V. Mirzoyan, M.A. Arakelian, et al.), information on BAO telescopes (2.6m, 1m Schmidt, etc.) and other scientific instruments, scientific library and photographic plate archive, Byurakan surveys (including the famous Markarian Survey included in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register), all scientific meetings held in Byurakan, international scientific collaboration, data on full research staff of the Observatory, as well as former BAO researchers, who have moved to foreign institutions are given in the booklet. At the end, the list of the most important books published by Armenian astronomers and about them is given.

  11. SAFOD Penetrates the San Andreas Fault

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    Mark D. Zoback

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    Full Text Available SAFOD, the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (Fig. 1, completed an important milestone in July 2005 by drilling through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depth. SAFOD is one of three major components of EarthScope, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF initiative being conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS. The International Continental Scientific DrillingProgram (ICDP provides engineering and technical support for the project as well as online access to project data and information (http://www.icdp-online.de/sites/sanandreas/news/news1.html. In 2002, the ICDP, the NSF, and the USGS provided funding for a pilot hole project at the SAFOD site. Twenty scientifi c papers summarizing the results of the pilot hole project as well as pre-SAFOD site characterization studies were published in Geophysical Research Letters (Vol.31, Nos. 12 and 15, 2004.

  12. Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

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    Hamidouche, M; Marcum, P; Krabbe, A

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    We present one of the new generations of observatories, the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This is an airborne observatory consisting of a 2.7-m telescope mounted on a modified Boeing B747-SP airplane. Flying at an up to 45,000 ft (14 km) altitude, SOFIA will observe above more than 99 percent of the Earth's atmospheric water vapor allowing observations in the normally obscured far-infrared. We outline the observatory capabilities and goals. The first-generation science instruments flying on board SOFIA and their main astronomical goals are also presented.

  13. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M.; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a

  14. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M.; Ferrari, P.

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    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a

  15. O Elástico da Lira ou Outros Lirismos nas Obras de Fernando Aguiar e de Manuel Portela

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    Manaíra Aires Athayde

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Review of two exhibitions from the series 'Nas Escritas PO.EX': Fernando Aguiar, Ex.Po / Po.Ex 1982-2012, June 8-28, 2013; and Manuel Portela, escreler: 1988-2013, September 13 - October 11, 2013, Casa da Escrita, Coimbra, Portugal.

  16. Running a distributed virtual observatory: US Virtual Astronomical Observatory operations

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    McGlynn, Thomas A; Berriman, G Bruce; Thakar, Aniruddha R

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    Operation of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory shares some issues with modern physical observatories, e.g., intimidating data volumes and rapid technological change, and must also address unique concerns like the lack of direct control of the underlying and scattered data resources, and the distributed nature of the observatory itself. In this paper we discuss how the VAO has addressed these challenges to provide the astronomical community with a coherent set of science-enabling tools and services. The distributed nature of our virtual observatory-with data and personnel spanning geographic, institutional and regime boundaries-is simultaneously a major operational headache and the primary science motivation for the VAO. Most astronomy today uses data from many resources. Facilitation of matching heterogeneous datasets is a fundamental reason for the virtual observatory. Key aspects of our approach include continuous monitoring and validation of VAO and VO services and the datasets provided by the commun...

  17. LCOGT Network Observatory Operations

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    Pickles, Andrew; Boroson, Todd; Burleson, Ben; Conway, Patrick; de Vera, Jon; Elphick, Mark; Haworth, Brian; Rosing, Wayne; Saunders, Eric; Thomas, Doug; White, Gary; Willis, Mark; Walker, Zach

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    We describe the operational capabilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. We summarize our hardware and software for maintaining and monitoring network health. We focus on methodologies to utilize the automated system to monitor availability of sites, instruments and telescopes, to monitor performance, permit automatic recovery, and provide automatic error reporting. The same jTCS control system is used on telescopes of apertures 0.4m, 0.8m, 1m and 2m, and for multiple instruments on each. We describe our network operational model, including workloads, and illustrate our current tools, and operational performance indicators, including telemetry and metrics reporting from on-site reductions. The system was conceived and designed to establish effective, reliable autonomous operations, with automatic monitoring and recovery - minimizing human intervention while maintaining quality. We illustrate how far we have been able to achieve that.

  18. The Virtual Observatory Registry

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    In the Virtual Observatory (VO), the Registry provides the mechanism with which users and applications discover and select resources -- typically, data and services -- that are relevant for a particular scientific problem. Even though the VO adopted technologies in particular from the bibliographic community where available, building the Registry system involved a major standardisation effort, involving about a dozen interdependent standard texts. This paper discusses the server-side aspects of the standards and their application, as regards the functional components (registries), the resource records in both format and content, the exchange of resource records between registries (harvesting), as well as the creation and management of the identifiers used in the system based on the notion of authorities. Registry record authors, registry operators or even advanced users thus receive a big picture serving as a guideline through the body of relevant standard texts. To complete this picture, we also mention comm...

  19. The virtual observatory registry

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    Demleitner, M.; Greene, G.; Le Sidaner, P.; Plante, R. L.

    2014-11-01

    In the Virtual Observatory (VO), the Registry provides the mechanism with which users and applications discover and select resources-typically, data and services-that are relevant for a particular scientific problem. Even though the VO adopted technologies in particular from the bibliographic community where available, building the Registry system involved a major standardisation effort, involving about a dozen interdependent standard texts. This paper discusses the server-side aspects of the standards and their application, as regards the functional components (registries), the resource records in both format and content, the exchange of resource records between registries (harvesting), as well as the creation and management of the identifiers used in the system based on the notion of authorities. Registry record authors, registry operators or even advanced users thus receive a big picture serving as a guideline through the body of relevant standard texts. To complete this picture, we also mention common usage patterns and open issues as appropriate.

  20. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Bellerive, A.; Klein, J. R.; McDonald, A. B.; Noble, A. J.; Poon, A. W. P.

    2016-07-01

    This review paper provides a summary of the published results of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment that was carried out by an international scientific collaboration with data collected during the period from 1999 to 2006. By using heavy water as a detection medium, the SNO experiment demonstrated clearly that solar electron neutrinos from 8B decay in the solar core change into other active neutrino flavors in transit to Earth. The reaction on deuterium that has equal sensitivity to all active neutrino flavors also provides a very accurate measure of the initial solar flux for comparison with solar models. This review summarizes the results from three phases of solar neutrino detection as well as other physics results obtained from analyses of the SNO data.

  1. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Bellerive, A; McDonald, A B; Noble, A J; Poon, A W P

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    This review paper provides a summary of the published results of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment that was carried out by an international scientific collaboration with data collected during the period from 1999 to 2006. By using heavy water as a detection medium, the SNO experiment demonstrated clearly that solar electron neutrinos from $^8$B decay in the solar core change into other active neutrino flavors in transit to Earth. The reaction on deuterium that has equal sensitivity to all active neutrino flavors also provides a very accurate measure of the initial solar flux for comparison with solar models. This review summarizes the results from three phases of solar neutrino detection as well as other physics results obtained from analyses of the SNO data.

  2. Rolloff Roof Observatory Construction (Abstract)

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    Ulowetz, J. H.

    2015-12-01

    (Abstract only) Lessons learned about building an observatory by someone with limited construction experience, and the advantages of having one for imaging and variable star studies. Sample results shown of composite light curves for cataclysmic variables UX UMa and V1101 Aql with data from my observatory combined with data from others around the world.

  3. Space Research in Baldone Observatory

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    Eglitis, I.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The Baldone observatory deals with the U-, B-, V-, R-, I-photometry and low resolution spectroscopy of carbon stars, the monitoring of small bodies of Solar system, and with the digitizing and processing of 24 300 plates from the Schmidt wide field telescope archive. The astronomers from the observatory are working to popularize astronomy.

  4. LOD First Estimates In 7406 SLR San Juan Argentina Station

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    Pacheco, A.; Podestá, R.; Yin, Z.; Adarvez, S.; Liu, W.; Zhao, L.; Alvis Rojas, H.; Actis, E.; Quinteros, J.; Alacoria, J.

    2015-10-01

    In this paper we show results derived from satellite observations at the San Juan SLR station of Felix Aguilar Astronomical Observatory (OAFA). The Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) telescope was installed in early 2006, in accordance with an international cooperation agreement between the San Juan National University (UNSJ) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The SLR has been in successful operation since 2011 using NAOC SLR software for the data processing. This program was designed to calculate satellite orbits and station coordinates, however it was used in this work for the determination of LOD (Length Of Day) time series and Earth Rotation speed.

  5. Pessoas-livros: O Arquivo Bibliográfico de Fernando Pessoa

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    Pedro Sepúlveda

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Although Fernando Pessoa’s work mostly exists in the nearly 30,000 pieces of paper that form the archive held by the Portuguese National Library, it is possible to show how this archive is composed by bibliographical materials, which link it to the book as a medium. Against the common idea of Pessoa as someone who didn’t write books and only left individual pieces of paper, this material evidence shows that the poet conceived an idea of the book and of a set of books, which conditioned his way of writing. This article follows the purpose of contextualizing and determining Pessoa’s concerns with the materiality of a medium different than the one which contains the greater part of his work, by analyzing several evidences of this bibliographical dimension of his writing.

  6. Ácaros em poeira domiciliar das capitais brasileiras e ilha Fernando de Noronha

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    Archibaldo Bello Galvão

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho é um estudo taxinômico de ácaros admitidos ou não como alergizantes, encontrados em amostras de poeira domiciliar, colhidas em todas as capitais do Brasil e Território Fernando de Noronha por guardas da SUCAM e enviadas por essa entidade ao Professor Leonidas de Mello Deane. Foram classificadas dez espécies pertencentes a cinco famílias, cujas posições sistemáticas são determinadas por definições e chaves: Pyroglyphus africanus, Euroglyphus maynei, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides deanei, Sturnophagoides brasiliensis, Blomia tropicalis, Suidasia pontifica, Chortoglyphus arcuatus e Cheyletus malaccensis.This paper deals with the geographical distribution of astigmatid mites related to human allergy and found in house dust samples collected in all states capitals in Brazil. Definitions and keys for the identification of the species of mites are presented.

  7. A Pausa Musical como Signo Polissémico na Obra para Guitarra de Fernando Sor

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    Ricardo Iván Barceló Abeijón

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    Full Text Available Através do estudo de numerosas obras para guitarra do famoso músico Fernando Sor (1778-1839, temos descoberto que este artista, além de usar a pausa musical escrita com o objetivo habitual de indicar uma suspensão temporal do som numa partitura, também tem utilizado ocasionalmente esse símbolo assignando-lhe uma função suplementar não convencional: uma mudança de posição da mão esquerda. No presente artigo apresentamos essa função não evidente, que temos denominado pausa-sinal, exemplificada mediante alguns fragmentos musicais pertinentes.

  8. NOTA DE PESQUISA: AS MÁSCARAS DE PLATÃO E FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Rodolfo Lopes

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    Full Text Available A proposta de pesquisa brevemente esboçada nesta nota nasceu de um modo tão insólito quanto talvez seja o seu principal objetivo. Durante uma aula que ministrei na ANPOF de 2016 (inserida no Minicurso Platão e Platonismo, em que tive o prazer de colaborar com os colegas e amigos Gabriele Cornelli e Renato Matoso sobre algumas dificuldades metodológicas resultantes do singular registo em que Platão codificou a sua filosofia, e particularmente a propósito da galeria de personagens que lhe vão dando voz(es, surgiu-me a seguinte hipótese: poderá a heteronímia de Fernando Pessoa contribuir, de algum modo, para reconstituir uma 'teoria da personagem' (implícita em Platão?

  9. Los documentos cifrados en la corte de Fernando VI (1746-1759

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    Pedro Luis Lorenzo Cadarso

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    Full Text Available Este artículo ofrece un estudio de la correspondencia cifrada a mediados del siglo xviii desde una triple perspectiva: paleográfica, reconstruyendo los sistemas de codificación empleados; diplomática, explicando el proceso de expedición y la estructura del discurso de estos documentos: e histórica, reflexionando sobre su empleo en la diplomacia borbónica. Se incluye también un breve estado de la cuestión acerca de la criptografía de la época y un repertorio de fuentes documentales cifradas.This article is a study about the documentes writing in code during the whole reign of Fernando VI (1746- 1759 of Spain. We make use triple view: The Paleography, the Diplomatic and the History. Its also included a brief introduction about the Cryptography and a catalogue of selected documents in code.

  10. Intertextual relationships and litterary competency in Fernando Alonso’s narrative work

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    Sánchéz García, S.

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    Full Text Available The teaching of literature in the school focustheir objectives in the formation of the literarycompetence, for this reason literary studies shouldopt for a global discourse analysis, studying notonly formal and structural aspects of the literarytexts, but also considering the receptor and thecontext under which literary communicationoccurs. The relations established between thediscourse and the reader should be a key elementin addressing the analysis of literary texts. In thisregard we emphasize the importance of intertextualresources for the formation of a strong literarycompetence and development of the intertextreader.Taking into account the ludic and didactic possibilities that the intertextual game presents for the child reader, in this article we analyze the intertextual reference contained in the works of Fernando Alonso. El misterioso influjo de la barquillera and Las raíces del mar. Two narrations that indicate the potential of such texts to stimulate reading and didactic use of the literature.

  11. Recuerdos de un viaje a Marruecos de D. Fernando Amor y Mayor en 1859

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    El sorprendente viaje a Marruecos de Fernando Amor y Mayor en 1859 hay que incardinarlo en una tradición secular de viajes españoles y extranjeros a este país. Se estudian en el artículo las principales de estas corrientes que son: el orientalismo del viaje romántico; los viajeros catalanes; la geografía española y su relación con el colonialismo norteafricano; y los viajeros naturalistas al África hispana. Se analiza también cómo y por qué el viaje de Amor coincide con un notable "boom" bibl...

  12. Fernando González, educador latinoamericano: pensamiento y rebeldía

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    Diana Milena Peñuela Contreras

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    Full Text Available El artículo pretende mostrar algunas de las potencialidades del pensamiento del filósofo antioqueño Fernando González, que lo configuran como educador latinoamericano, a partir de una mirada a sus procesos de creación de formas diferentes de existencia, caracterizadas por la rebeldía y el ejercicio de libertad, las cuales permiten impensar las comprensiones contemporáneas sobre lo educativo. Para ello, se presenta una reconstrucción biográfica que analiza los distintos momentos de su producción escritural, desde una mirada a su ser maestro y a su visión sobre la escuela, la juventud y la educación, que permiten nuevas formas de pensamiento y existencia.

  13. Men in transit: The spectrum of masculinity in Caio Fernando Abreu’s White Limit (1970

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    Full Text Available In the present work, we aim at discussing the construction of subjectivity in relation to gender categories, especially in regards to male identity, in Caio Fernando Abreu’s first novel White Limit (Original title: Limite branco, 1970. We believe that the protagonist’s process of aging, alongside with his subject’s formation, in the narrative, takes us to face a fluidity, which puts at stake the notions of what is taken for granted as appropriate for the  individual.  Studies on the displacement of the contemporary subject, Gender Studies, and on men's studies in particular, will serve as the theoretical apparatus for the discussions raised here.

  14. Men in transit: The spectrum of masculinity in Caio Fernando Abreu’s White Limit (1970

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    Juan Filipe Stacul

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    Full Text Available In the present work, we aim at discussing the construction of subjectivity in relation to gender categories, especially in regards to male identity, in Caio Fernando Abreu’s first novel White Limit (Original title: Limite branco, 1970. We believe that the protagonist’s process of aging, alongside with his subject’s formation, in the narrative, takes us to face a fluidity, which puts at stake the notions of what is taken for granted as appropriate for the  individual.  Studies on the displacement of the contemporary subject, Gender Studies, and on men's studies in particular, will serve as the theoretical apparatus for the discussions raised here.

  15. Los huicholes, de Fernando Benítez: un relato de viaje

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    Full Text Available El género relato de viaje cuenta con una nueva apertura para su campo de estudio gracias a las investigaciones del español Luis Alburquerque García. Haciendo uso de sus aportaciones teóricas, este trabajo busca aplicarlas al texto Los huicholes , del escritor y periodista Fernando Benítez. Se demostró que en la construcción de dicha obra participan de igual manera lo referencial y la literatura gracias al constante uso del lenguaje poético; al mismo tiempo que se mantiene en el límite entre dos disciplinas, una objetiva e informativa, y otra, subjetiva y estética.

  16. Teología literaria en El desbarrancadero de Fernando Vallejo

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo indaga en las resonancias modernistas en El desbarrancadero (2001 de Fernando Vallejo. Tomando como punto de partida las conexiones que la novela establece con Rubén Darío y Vargas Vila, propone que la escritura de Vallejo dialoga con varias de las coordenadas que marcaron la producción cultural en el periodo de entresiglos en América Latina y Europa. La lectura de la novela se ocupa de la forma que, un siglo más tarde, toman en el discurso de Vallejo temas como el simbolismo, la muerte de Dios, la sacralización de la poesía y la identidad nacional.

  17. Fernando Ortiz y las relaciones científicas hispano-cubanas, 1900-1940

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    Full Text Available In the process of establishing science-based cultural and scientific relations between Spain and Cuba, they played a key role the scientific studies and contacts taken up byœFernando Ortiz in Spain with prestigious experts in Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and History, as well as his conception of culture, science and nation and the continuous contacts with intellectuals who were heir to the principles of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza and members of the Junta de Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. The consolidation of the cultural relations through the creation of the Institución Hispanocubana de Cultura paved the way for the reception of Spanish intellectual exiles in 1939.

    La formación científica que Fernando Ortiz adquirió en España junto a prestigiosos hombres de la cultura –antropología, criminología, sociología e historia–, su concepción de la cultura, la ciencia, la nación y el contacto continuo con muchos de los intelectuales herederos de los principios de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza y miembros de la Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas, fueron elementos claves para el establecimiento de las relaciones culturales y científicas entre España y Cuba, basadas en la ciencia. La consolidación de éstas, con la creación de la Institución Hispanocubana de Cultura, posibilitó la acogida de exiliados intelectuales españoles en 1939.

  18. Métrica, tropos y figuras en las Anotaciones de Fernando de Herrera

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    Full Text Available In the year 1580 in Seville, the Works of Garcilaso de la Vega with Annotations by Fernando de Herrera were first published, in which he edits and comments on thirty-five sonnets, five songs, two elegies, one letter, and three eclogues by the Toledo-born poet. With the exception of the letter, each of the other poetic formats is followed by an extensive dissertation of a largely historical and scholarly kind. Yet, what is of greatest interest are the specific comments he makes upon concrete lines of verse, comments which reveal him as possessing a thorough knowledge of the poetic theories in vogue during the second half of the sixteenth century, and also as an extraordinarily perceptive and sensitive literary critic. In this discussion his numerous references to metrical-based issues, as well as to tropological and figurative language, are mulled over, analyzed, and systematized.En el año 1580, se publicaron por primera vez en Sevilla las Obras de Garcilaso de la Vega con anotaciones de Fernando de Herrera, que edita y comenta treinta y cinco sonetos, cinco canciones, dos elegías, una epístola y tres églogas del poeta toledano. Con excepción de la epístola, cada una de las otras formas poemáticas va seguida de una extensa disertación de corte fundamentalmente histórico y erudito. Pero lo más interesante son los comentarios puntuales que hace a determinados versos, que nos revelan a un profundo conocedor de las teorías poéticas vigentes en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI y a un crítico literario extraordinariamente perspicaz y sensible. Se reúnen, analizan y sistematizan aquí sus numerosísimas referencias a las cuestiones métricas y al lenguaje tropológico y figurado.

  19. Ancient "Observatories" - A Relevant Concept?

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    It is quite common, when reading popular books on astronomy, to see a place referred to as "the oldest observatory in the world". In addition, numerous books on archaeoastronomy, of various levels of quality, frequently refer to the existence of "prehistoric" or "ancient" observatories when describing or citing monuments that were certainly not built with the primary purpose of observing the skies. Internet sources are also guilty of this practice. In this chapter, the different meanings of the word observatory will be analyzed, looking at how their significances can be easily confused or even interchanged. The proclaimed "ancient observatories" are a typical result of this situation. Finally, the relevance of the concept of the ancient observatory will be evaluated.

  20. Seismic experiment paves way for long-term seafloor observatories

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    Stakes, Debra S.; Romanowicz, Barbara; Montagner, Jean-Paul; Tarits, Pascal; Karczewski, Jean-Francois; Etchemendy, Steve; Dawe, Craig; Neuhauser, Doug; McGill, Paul; Koenig, Jean Claude; Savary, Jean; Begnaud, Mike; Pasyanos, Mike

    The Monterey Bay Ocean Bottom International Seismic Experiment (MOISE) has successfully deployed a suite of geophysical and oceanographic instrument packages on the ocean floor using the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's (MBARI) Ventana, a tethered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).The goal of this international cooperative experiment is to advance the global Seafloor Observatory effort by developing a prototype suite of instruments and installing them on the western side of the San Andreas fault system offshore of central California. The centerpiece of the instrument suite was a digital broadband seismometer package partially buried within the sediment-covered floor of Monterey Bay, 40 km offshore and 10 km west of the San Gregorio fault at a depth of 1015 m (Figure 1).

  1. Urania in the Marketplace: Observatories as Holiday Destinations

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    Rumstay, Kenneth S.

    2015-01-01

    During the twentieth century astronomical imagery was frequently incorporated, by manufacturers of industrial and consumer goods, into advertisements which appeared in popular magazines in America. The domes and telescopes of major observatories were often featured. In some cases, particularly within the Golden State of California, major astronomical facilities (notably the Lick and Mt. Wilson Observatories) were touted as tourist attractions and were publicized as such by tourist bureaus, railroads, and hotels.A particularly interesting example is provided by the Hotel Vendome in San Jose. With completion of the Lick Observatory (and the 36-inch Great Refractor) in 1887, the local business community felt that the city needed a first-class resort hotel. The architectural firm of Jacob Lenzen & Son was hired to design a grand hotel, comparable to those found in locales such as Monterey and Pasadena. The resulting four-story, 150-room structure cost 250,000, a phenomenal sum in those days. Yet, within just fourteen years, tourist demand led to the construction of a 36-room annex. Of course, a great resort hotel would not be complete without the opportunity for excursion, and the Mt. Hamilton Stage Company offered daily trips to the famous Lick Observatory.Farther south, the Mt. Wilson Observatory began construction of its own hotel in 1905.The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1913, and replaced by a second which was used by visitors until 1966.Early examples of advertisements for these observatories, recalling the heyday of astronomical tourism, are presented. A few more recent ones for Arecibo and Palomar are included for comparison.

  2. The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    Ewan, G. T.

    1992-04-01

    The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) detector is a 1000 ton heavy water (D2O) Cherenkov detector designed to study neutrinos from the sun and other astrophysical sources. The use of heavy water allows both electron neutrinos and all other types of neutrinos to be observed by three complementary reactions. The detector will be sensitive to the electron neutrino flux and energy spectrum shape and to the total neutrino flux irrespective of neutrino type. These measurements will provide information on both vacuum neutrino oscillations and matter-enhanced oscillations, the MSW effect. In the event of a supernova it will be very sensitive to muon and tau neutrinos as well as the electron neutrinos emitted in the initial burst, enabling sensitive mass measurements as well as providing details of the physics of stellar collapse. On behalf of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Collaboration : H.C . Evans, G.T . Ewan, H.W. Lee, J .R . Leslie, J .D. MacArthur, H .-B . Mak, A.B . McDonald, W. McLatchie, B.C . Robertson, B. Sur, P. Skensved (Queen's University) ; C.K . Hargrove, H. Mes, W.F. Davidson, D. Sinclair, 1 . Blevis, M. Shatkay (Centre for Research in Particle Physics) ; E.D. Earle, G.M. Milton, E. Bonvin, (Chalk River Laboratories); J .J . Simpson, P. Jagam, J . Law, J .-X . Wang (University of Guelph); E.D . Hallman, R.U. Haq (Laurentian University); A.L. Carter, D. Kessler, B.R . Hollebone (Carleton University); R. Schubank . C.E . Waltha m (University of British Columbia); R.T. Kouzes, M.M. Lowry, R.M. Key (Princeton University); E.W. Beier, W. Frati, M. Newcomer, R. Van Berg (University of Penn-sylvania), T.J . Bowles, P.J . Doe, S.R . Elliott, M.M. Fowler, R.G.H. Robertson, D.J . Vieira, J .B . Wilhelmy, J .F. Wilker-son, J .M. Wouters (Los Alamos National Laboratory) ; E. Norman, K. Lesko, A. Smith, R. Fulton, R. Stokstad (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory), N.W. Tanner, N. JCIILY, P. Trent, J . Barton, D.L . Wark (University of Oxford).

  3. SAN CARLOS APACHE PAPERS.

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    ROESSEL, ROBERT A., JR.

    THE FIRST SECTION OF THIS BOOK COVERS THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE INDIANS, AS WELL AS AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. THE SECOND SECTION IS DEVOTED TO THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHERS OF THE INDIAN CHILDREN IN GLOBE AND SAN CARLOS, ARIZONA. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS--(1)…

  4. San Carlo Operaen

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    Holm, Bent

    2005-01-01

    En indplacering af operahuset San Carlo i en kulturhistorisk repræsentationskontekst med særligt henblik på begrebet napolalità.......En indplacering af operahuset San Carlo i en kulturhistorisk repræsentationskontekst med særligt henblik på begrebet napolalità....

  5. Health Observatories in Iran

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    Full Text Available Background: The Islamic Republic of Iran, in her 20 year vision by the year 2025, is a developed country with the first economic, scientific and technological status in the region, with revolutionary and Islamic identity, inspiring Islamic world, as well as effective and constructive interaction in international relations. Enjoying health, welfare, food security, social security, equal opportunities, fair income distribution, strong family structure; to be away from poverty, corruption, and discrimination; and benefiting desirable living environment are also considered out of characteristics of Iranian society in that year. Strategic leadership towards perceived vision in each setting requires restrictive, complete and timely information. According to constitution of National Institute for Health Researches, law of the Fifth Development Plan of the country and characteristics of health policy making, necessity of designing a Health Observatory System (HOS was felt. Some Principles for designing such system were formulated by taking following steps: reviewing experience in other countries, having local history of the HOS in mind, superior documents, analysis of current production and management of health information, taking the possibilities to run a HOS into account. Based on these principles, the protocol of HOS was outlined in 3 different stages of opinion poll of informed experts responsible for production on management of information, by using questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions. The protocol includes executive regulations, the list of health indicators, vocabulary and a calendar for periodic studies of the community health situation.

  6. The CTA Observatory

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    Wagner, R M; Sillanpää, A; Wagner, S; ),

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, ground-based very-high-energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) gamma-ray astronomy has experienced a major breakthrough with the impressive astrophysical results obtained mainly by the current generation experiments like H.E.S.S., MAGIC, MILAGRO and VERITAS. The ground-based Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for detecting VHE gamma-rays has matured, and a fast assembly of inexpensive and robust telescopes is possible. The goal for the next generation of instruments is to increase their sensitivity by a factor >10 compared to current facilities, to extend the accessible gamma-ray energies from a few tens of GeV to a hundred TeV, and to improve on other parameters like the energy and angular resolution (improve the point-spread function by a factor 4-5 w.r.t. current instruments). The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based gamma-ray instrument, will serve as an observatory to a wide astrophysics community. I discuss the key physics goals and resulting d...

  7. Health observatories in iran.

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    Rashidian, A; Damari, B; Larijani, B; Vosoogh Moghadda, A; Alikhani, S; Shadpour, K; Khosravi, A

    2013-01-01

    The Islamic Republic of Iran, in her 20 year vision by the year 2025, is a developed country with the first economic, scientific and technological status in the region, with revolutionary and Islamic identity, inspiring Islamic world, as well as effective and constructive interaction in international relations. Enjoying health, welfare, food security, social security, equal opportunities, fair income distribution, strong family structure; to be away from poverty, corruption, and discrimination; and benefiting desirable living environment are also considered out of characteristics of Iranian society in that year. Strategic leadership towards perceived vision in each setting requires restrictive, complete and timely information. According to constitution of National Institute for Health Researches, law of the Fifth Development Plan of the country and characteristics of health policy making, necessity of designing a Health Observatory System (HOS) was felt. Some Principles for designing such system were formulated by taking following steps: reviewing experience in other countries, having local history of the HOS in mind, superior documents, analysis of current production and management of health information, taking the possibilities to run a HOS into account. Based on these principles, the protocol of HOS was outlined in 3 different stages of opinion poll of informed experts responsible for production on management of information, by using questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions. The protocol includes executive regulations, the list of health indicators, vocabulary and a calendar for periodic studies of the community health situation.

  8. Expanding the HAWC Observatory

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    Mori, Johanna; HAWC Collaboration; College of Idaho; HAWC Collaboration

    2017-01-01

    To increase the effective area and sensitivity of the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory to gamma-ray photons with energies higher than 10 TeV, we are building 350 smaller outrigger tanks around the main array of 300 existing tanks. HAWC detects cascades of charged particles (``extensive air showers'') created by TeV gamma rays hitting the atmosphere. Increasing the size of the array will improve the sensitivity of the array by a factor of 2 to 4 above 10 TeV, allowing for more accurate gamma-ray origin reconstruction and energy estimation. Building the outrigger array requires carefully calibrated equipment, including PMTs and high voltage signal cables of the correct length. Origin reconstruction relies on precise signal timing, so the signal cables' lengths were standardized so that the signal transit time varied by less than 5 ns. Energy estimation depends on accurate photon counts from each tank, so the PMTs were calibrated with a laser and filter wheels to give the PMTs a known amount of light.

  9. Hanohano: Hawaiian antineutrino observatory

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    Design studies are underway for the deep ocean antineutrino observatory Hanohano. The 10 kton monolitic underwater detector will be able to make precision measurement of neutrino mixing parameters (including {theta}{sub 13} and neutrino mass hierarchy) if stationed around 60 km offshore, from the nuclear reactor. Hanohano will be a mobile detector and placing it in a mid-Pacific location will provide the first ever flux measurement of geoneutrinos (antineutrinos emitted in the radioactive decay series of uranium and thorium), coming from the Earth's mantle and perform a sensitivity search for a hypothetical natural fission reactor in the Earth's core. Additional deployment at a different mid-ocean location will lead to tests of lateral heterogeneity of uranium and thorium in the Earth's mantle. These measurements would provide an important insight into deep-Earth geophysics, mantle composition and understanding of the Earth's heat flow and sources of energy inside the Earth.

  10. High altitude wind velocity at San Pedro Martir and Mauna Kea

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    Carrasco, Esperanza; Sarazin, Marc

    2003-01-01

    We analyze the monthly average wind velocity at about 12 km above sea level, between 1980 to 1995, for San Pedro Martir, Mauna Kea, another existing observatorie and some sites of interest. We compare the results obtained from two different data sets, the GGUAS and NCEP. Our results show that San Pedro Martir and Mauna Kea are comparable and are amongst the most suitable sites to apply slow wavefront corrugation correction techniques

  11. CARLOS GARCÍA GUAL, JAVIER GOMÁ LANZÓN, FERNANDO SAVATER. MUCHAS FELICIDADES. TRES VISIONES Y MÁS DE LA IDEA DE FELICIDAD

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    Full Text Available Book review of: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater. Muchas felicidades. Tres visiones y más de la idea de felicidad. Madrid: Ariel, 2015, 207 pp. ISBN: 978-84-344-1892-9. Keywords: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater, happiness, Epicurus. // Resumen: Reseña: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater. Muchas felicidades. Tres visiones y más de la idea de felicidad. Madrid: Ariel, 2015, 207 pp. ISBN: 978-84-344-1892-9. Palabras clave: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater, felicidad, Epicuro.

  12. The Farid & Moussa Raphael Observatory

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    Hajjar, R.

    2017-06-01

    The Farid & Moussa Raphael Observatory (FMRO) at Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU) is a teaching, research, and outreach facility located at the main campus of the university. It located very close to the Lebanese coast, in an urbanized area. It features a 60-cm Planewave CDK telescope, and instruments that allow for photometric and spetroscopic studies. The observatory currently has one thinned, back-illuminated CCD camera, used as the main imager along with Johnson-Cousin and Sloan photometric filters. It also features two spectrographs, one of which is a fiber fed echelle spectrograph. These are used with a dedicated CCD. The observatory has served for student projects, and summer schools for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It is also made available for use by the regional and international community. The control system is currently being configured for remote observations. A number of long-term research projects are also being launched at the observatory.

  13. Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR) satellite is a NOAA operated asset located at the first Lagrange point (L1). This places it approximately 1% of the...

  14. Geomagnetic Observatory Database February 2004

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Geophysical Data Center) maintains an active database of worldwide geomagnetic observatory...

  15. Islamic Astronomical Instruments and Observatories

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    Heidarzadeh, Tofigh

    This chapter is a brief survey of astronomical instruments being used and developed in Islamic territories from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries as well as a concise account of major observatories and observational programs in this period.

  16. El escultor Fernando del Cid. Algunos datos sobre su vida y su actividad artística

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    Sánchez Rivera, Jesús Ángel

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The author attempts to outline the profile of a practically unknown sculptor, Fernando del Cid, who worked in Madrid during second half of the 18th century, as well as in other places in Spain. He includes a minimal catalogue of the artist’s works, over half of them newly attributed, with certain reservations.

    El presente artículo pretende esbozar el perfil de un escultor prácticamente desconocido, Fernando del Cid, que habría de desarrollar su actividad durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII en Madrid, proyectándola a otros lugares de España. En él incluimos un exiguo catálogo de obras, más de la mitad de ellas atribuidas ahora, con las debidas reservas.

  17. Os sapatinhos vermelhos: o tempo e o gosto da solidão em Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Jessica Sabrina de Oliveira Menezes

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2011v16n1p29 O estudo em questão procura especular a natureza inconstante do ser humano no momento em que este experimenta a sensação de abandono, tomando como objeto de estudo a personagem paradoxal de Caio Fernando Abreu em Os sapatinhos vermelhos. Pretendemos atentar para a relação que se estabelece entre experimentar o vazio e revoltar-se contra o tempo perdido. Debruçamo-nos, nesse sentido, sobre as experiências da depressão e da transgressão à dor. Para tanto, utilizamos como arcabouço teórico os pensamentos de Santo Agostinho, Barthes, Kierkegaard, Kristeva e Peres. Entretanto, é o discurso ficcional (e visceral de Caio Fernando Abreu que nos serve de norte principal.

  18. Cambios en la percepción del deporte en España: La trayectoria deportiva de Fernando Alonso

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    A través de la figura de Fernando Alonso, el lector comprenderá los cambios en la percepción social del deporte de la Fórmula 1 en España. Se analizará el papel del piloto en relación a los medios de comunicación, la publicidad o sus propios seguidores para comprender dicho éxito: ¿Será flor de un día?

  19. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a new look at the documents that were already known and introduce the documents that have been recently found. The analysis will also be based on a comparison with the related documents from the "Ma...

  20. Fernando Pessoa e as diferentes leituras de sua vida e obra

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    Pedro Teixeira da Mota

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A vida e obra de Fernando Pessoa podem ser lidas e interpretadas de diferentes modos ou níveis. Entre as linhas de força dela destaca-se a do ocultismo ou esoterismo, patente desde cedo nos seus escritos, leituras e investigações. Devido à sua subtileza e natureza simbólica em que se expressa, o Esoterismo não é facilmente aceite ou compreendido por muitos comentadores menos sensíveis ou interessados em tais dimensões. Esta compreensão torna-se ainda mais difícil porque durante a sua vida Fernando Pessoa entrou em tantas investigações, criou tantas afiliações ou projectos, e porque muitos dos seus textos póstumos esotéricos não estavam datados, prestando-se assim a ser vistos como contraditórias. Torna-se então muito importante compreender as suas fontes de conhecimento culto, quem foram os autores que ele leu mais e anotou e que quais os temas e níveis mais investigados. Hoje é possível, com muitos mais inéditos publicados e a sua obra mais contextualizada pelos trabalhos milhares de investigadores, termos uma leitura e compreensão mais profunda do seu vastíssimo conhecimento, desde a poesia à sociologia, da astrologia e simbolismo às ordens esotéricas e iniciação e uma leitura mais acertada do seu caminho hermenêutico espiritual e do seu lugar na Tradição Literária e Espiritual Portuguesa, que delinearemos também rapidamente desde o galaico-português até ao Modernismo do século XX, partilhando ainda alguns textos esotéricos e autobiográficos mais significativos. Toda esta demanda oculta, manifestada hoje para nós nos seus múltiplos textos, anotações ou ensaios inéditos em vida, culminarão nos seus poemas esotéricos publicados em revistas, na sua obra prima a Mensagem, na defesa das Associações Secretas, e finalmente na sua iniciação, de que algumas indicações são dadas nas notas autobiográficas ou testamentos finais, dos quais partilhamos partes, ao que acrescentaremos alguns dos seus

  1. Tres Torres y un mar: La última obra de Fernando Cassinello

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    García-Sánchez, J. F.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The work of spanish architect, Fernando Cassinello Pérez has been rarely published, although he built a lot and well. His life is based on three areas: architectural production, academic and research activities. In this research his latest work will be discussed: Three Tower triplets Star-Building (1975 was built on the seafront in Zapillo, Almería; and that is a smart residential work of formal investigation and structural sincerity. Star-Building is an example of how, since the resignation and moderate density, it is possible to construct interesting proposals for housing -oriented towards tourism- on the beachfront. Of course, it deserves to be well known by who nowadays decides to design and build collective architecture. The three project versions will be discussed and described, also explaining how the structure and the traces of the process of building are the genesis and story of this work.La obra del arquitecto almeriense Fernando Cassinello Pérez ha sido escasamente publicada, pero lo cierto es que construyó mucho y bien. Su vida descansa sobre tres pilares: la producción arquitectónica, la actividad académica y la inquietud investigadora. Aquí se expondrá su última obra: las Tres Torres trillizas Star-Building (1975 que construyó frente al Paseo Marítimo de Almería, en el barrio de El Zapillo; y que son un elegante ejercicio residencial de investigación formal y sinceridad estructural. También son un ejemplo de cómo, desde la renuncia y con una densidad moderada, es posible construir interesantes propuestas de viviendas –orientadas al turismo– en la primera línea de playa. Y que, desde luego, merecen ser conocida por quien decida hoy proyectar y construir arquitectura colectiva. Se analizarán y describirán las tres versiones del proyecto; y se explicará cómo la estructura y las huellas del proceso de construcción son la génesis y el argumento de esta obra.

  2. Two 18th Century Observatories of Ireland

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    Hambleton, Robert

    A visit to the two major observatories of Ireland, Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland, and Dunsink Observatory in Dublin. Mentioned are Herschel, Thomas Grubb, Thomas Jones transit instrument, Howard Grubb, Kew Observatory, John Arnold & Sons clocks, Birr Castle, and the Earl of Rosse.

  3. The Carl Sagan solar and stellar observatories as remote observatories

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    Saucedo-Morales, J.; Loera-Gonzalez, P.

    In this work we summarize recent efforts made by the University of Sonora, with the goal of expanding the capability for remote operation of the Carl Sagan Solar and Stellar Observatories, as well as the first steps that have been taken in order to achieve autonomous robotic operation in the near future. The solar observatory was established in 2007 on the university campus by our late colleague A. Sánchez-Ibarra. It consists of four solar telescopes mounted on a single equatorial mount. On the other hand, the stellar observatory, which saw the first light on 16 February 2010, is located 21 km away from Hermosillo, Sonora at the site of the School of Agriculture of the University of Sonora. Both observatories can now be remotely controlled, and to some extent are able to operate autonomously. In this paper we discuss how this has been accomplished in terms of the use of software as well as the instruments under control. We also briefly discuss the main scientific and educational objectives, the future plans to improve the control software and to construct an autonomous observatory on a mountain site, as well as the opportunities for collaborations.

  4. Centenario de la Sede Central de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    Oscar G Pamo

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    Full Text Available El 6 de setiembre de 1903 se inauguró el local de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos de Lima con frente a la Avenida Grau y contiguo al Jardín Botánico. Este nuevo local reemplazó a la antigua sede situada en la Plaza de Santa, después Plaza Italia y hoy Plaza Raimondi, en el sector del Cercado de Lima, donde habían funcionado el Real Colegio de Medicina y Cirugía de San Fernando, desde 1808, y luego la Facultad de Medicina de Lima desde 1856. La obra se gestó con el presidente Nicolás de Piérola en 1897, se empezó a construir en 1899 y fue inaugurado por el presidente Romaña.

  5. Nise da Silveira, Fernando Diniz e Leon Hirszman: política, sociedade e arte

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    Walter Melo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda o processo de construção do filme Imagens do Inconsciente, mais especificamente do episódio Em Busca do Espaço Cotidiano, sobre Fernando Diniz e sua produção pictórica. O encontro entre a psiquiatra Nise da Silveira e o cineasta Leon Hirszman está marcado pela não dissociação de política, sociedade e arte. O trabalho terapêutico e de reabilitação psicossocial desenvolvido por Nise da Silveira tem como característica o estabelecimento de importantes conexões com o campo das artes, possibilitando o diálogo com toda a sociedade. Esse trabalho de transformação cultural e de mentalidades fez com que fosse questionada a exclusão social dos chamados doentes mentais e transformada a política de assistência no campo da saúde mental no Brasil.

  6. O campo político de FHC The political field of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Alain Touraine

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    Full Text Available O artigo pretende mostrar que, embora o sociólogo presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso tenha sido severamente criticado por ter abandonado suas antigas idéias e ter se entregado à ditadura do mercado, um balanço de seu primeiro mandato, além de ser claramente positivo, situa-o no domínio de centro-esquerda, o que faz esperar que sua segunda presidência poderá representar, para o Brasil, o renascimento da vida social e política.This article intends to show that the socialist and president FHC, even having being severely criticized for having abandoned his old ideas and having turned to be part of the market dictatorship, in a balance of his first mandate, has not only a clearly positive mandate, but also situates him in the middle-left domain, which makes us expect that his second presidency can represent the reborn of the social and political life in Brazil.

  7. Geochemistry of the alkaline volcanicsubvolcanic rocks of the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, southern Atlantic Ocean

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    Rosana Peporine Lopes

    Full Text Available The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago presents, on its main island, a centrally-located stratigraphic unit, the Remédios Formation (age around 8 - 12 Ma constituted by basal pyroclastic rocks intruded by dikes, plugs and domes of varied igneous rocks, capped by flows and pyroclastics of mafic to ultramafic rocks of the Quixaba Formation (age around 1 - 3 Ma, which is limited from the underlying unit by an extensive irregular erosion surface. A predominant sodic Remédios series (basanites, tephrites, tephriphonolites, essexite, phonolites can be separated from a moderately potassic Remédios sequence (alkali basalts, trachyandesites, trachytes, both alkaline series showing mostly continuous geochemical trends in variation diagrams for major as well as trace elements, indicating evolution by crystal fractionation (mainly, separation of mafic minerals, including apatites and titanites. There are textural and mineralogical evidences pointing to hybrid origin of some intermediate rocks (e.g., resorbed pyroxene phenocrysts in basaltic trachyandesites, and in some lamprophyres. The primitive Quixaba rocks are mostly melanephelinites and basanites, primitive undersaturated sodic types. Geology (erosion surface, stratigraphy (two distinct units separated by a large time interval, petrography (varied Remédios Formation, more uniform Quixaba unit and geochemistry indicate that the islands represent the activity of a protracted volcanic episode, fueled by intermittent melting of an enriched mantle, not related to asthenospheric plume activity.

  8. Atypical Toxoplasma gondii genotype in feral cats from the Fernando de Noronha Island, northeastern Brazil.

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    Melo, R P B; Almeida, J C; Lima, D C V; Pedrosa, C M; Magalhães, F J R; Alcântara, A M; Barros, L D; Vieira, R F C; Garcia, J L; Mota, R A

    2016-07-15

    Toxoplasma gondii isolates from Brazil have a different phenotypic and genotypic pattern, with predominance of virulent isolates and recombinant genotypes, compared to the North Hemisphere. Considering that a new T. gondii genotype, non-pathogenic to mice, was previously identified from free-range chickens from the Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil, this study aimed to identify genotypes of this parasite in tissue samples of feral cats (Felis catus) from this Brazilian Island. Anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies were detected in 18/31 (58%) feral cats. Two non-virulent T. gondii isolates were obtained by mouse bioassay. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP using 10 genetic markers (SAG1, SAG2, SAG3, BTUB, GRA6, c22-8, c29-2, PK1, L358 and Apico) and an atypical strain of T. gondii (ToxoDB #146) was identified. This is the first report of this genotype in feral cats. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Relaciones intertextuales y competencia literaria en la obra narrativa de Fernando Alonso

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    Sandra Sánchez García

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza de la literatura en la escuela centra sus objetivos prioritarios en la formación de la competencia literaria, por lo que los estudios literarios deben optar por un análisis global del discurso, estudiando no solo aspectos formales y estructurales del texto, sino teniendo en cuenta la figura del receptor y el contexto en los que se produce la comunicación literaria. Las relaciones que se establecen entre el discurso y el lector deben ser un elemento fundamental a la hora de abordar el análisis de los textos literarios. En este sentido queremos destacar la importancia de los recursos intertextuales para la formación de una competencia literaria sólida y el desarrollo del intertexto lector. Teniendo en cuenta las posibilidades lúdicas y didácticas que presentan para el lector infantil los juegos intertextuales, en este artículo analizamos las referencias intertextuales contenidas en las obras de Fernando Alonso: El misterioso influjo de la barquillera y Las raíces del mar. Dos narraciones que reflejan la potencialidad de este tipo de textos para la estimulación lectora y el tratamiento didáctico de la literatura.

  10. De Quito a Burgos: Migraciones y Ciudadanía (Fernando Represa Pérez, Coord.

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    Carlos Peláez Paz

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Un mapa, físico e intelectual, es lo que nos pretende ofrecer Fernando Represa en un viaje imaginario de Quito a Burgos, caminando a través de la compleja y tupida red tejida por los flujos migratorios de nuestro tiempo. En este mapa mental nos quiere señalar varios puntos clave que puedan servir para diseñar una hoja de ruta, un nuevo modo de representación del fenómeno migratorio. El subtítulo del libro, “Migraciones y ciudadanía” es una declaración de intenciones, situando en el horizonte de la titularidad de derechos y deberes, de la participación activa e inclusión en nuestra sociedad de esos “hombres y mujeres, que por muy diversos motivos han abandonado sus hogares para recorrer grandes distancias, físicas o simbólicas", siendo estas últimas en muchas ocasiones más duras e insalvables.

  11. La racionalidad herética de Fernando Vallejo y el derecho a la felicidad.

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    Héctor Hoyos.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The article examines the critique of Christianity in the work of Fernando Vallejo through the study of the author’s heretic rationality and its manifestation in the depiction of mass media in the novel Our Lady of the Assassins (1994, trans. 2001. In light of the narrative El desbarrancadero (The Precipice, 2001 and the essay La puta de babilonia (The Whore of Babylon, 2007, one may appreciate how the media in the novel take over the role of social control that the religious icon gained internationally, under the papacy of Leo XIII, and in Colombia under the concordat between the State and the Holy See. Upon analyzing the way in which the essay describes this papacy, the article assesses its relevance for Colombian history within a global context and identifies the political-theological problem of the right to happiness as the substratum that motivates Vallejo’s refection about the relation between the international narcotics trade and the absence of constitutive civil and religious power at the local level.

  12. GEOSCOPE Observatory Recent Developments

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    Leroy, N.; Pardo, C.; Bonaime, S.; Stutzmann, E.; Maggi, A.

    2010-12-01

    The GEOSCOPE observatory consists of a global seismic network and a data center. The 31 GEOSCOPE stations are installed in 19 countries, across all continents and on islands throughout the oceans. They are equipped with three component very broadband seismometers (STS1 or STS2) and 24 or 26 bit digitizers, as required by the Federation of Seismic Digital Network (FDSN). In most stations, a pressure gauge and a thermometer are also installed. Currently, 23 stations send data in real or near real time to GEOSCOPE Data Center and tsunami warning centers. In 2009, two stations (SSB and PPTF) have been equipped with warpless base plates. Analysis of one year of data shows that the new installation decreases long period noise (20s to 1000s) by 10 db on horizontal components. SSB is now rated in the top ten long period stations for horizontal components according to the LDEO criteria. In 2010, Stations COYC, PEL and RER have been upgraded with Q330HR, Metrozet electronics and warpless base plates. They have been calibrated with the calibration table CT-EW1 and the software jSeisCal and Calex-EW. Aluminum jars are now installed instead of glass bells. A vacuum of 100 mbars is applied in the jars which improves thermal insulation of the seismometers and reduces moisture and long-term corrosion in the sensor. A new station RODM has just been installed in Rodrigues Island in Mauritius with standard Geoscope STS2 setup: STS2 seismometer on a granite base plate and covered by cooking pot and thermal insulation, it is connected to Q330HR digitizer, active lightning protection, Seiscomp PC and real-time internet connection. Continuous data of all stations are collected in real time or with a delay by the GEOSCOPE Data Center in Paris where they are validated, archived and made available to the international scientific community. Data are freely available to users by different interfaces according data types (see : http://geoscope.ipgp.fr) - Continuous data in real time coming

  13. Observatory Bibliographies as Research Tools

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    Rots, Arnold H.; Winkelman, S. L.

    2013-01-01

    Traditionally, observatory bibliographies were maintained to provide insight in how successful a observatory is as measured by its prominence in the (refereed) literature. When we set up the bibliographic database for the Chandra X-ray Observatory (http://cxc.harvard.edu/cgi-gen/cda/bibliography) as part of the Chandra Data Archive ((http://cxc.harvard.edu/cda/), very early in the mission, our objective was to make it primarily a useful tool for our user community. To achieve this we are: (1) casting a very wide net in collecting Chandra-related publications; (2) including for each literature reference in the database a wealth of metadata that is useful for the users; and (3) providing specific links between the articles and the datasets in the archive that they use. As a result our users are able to browse the literature and the data archive simultaneously. As an added bonus, the rich metadata content and data links have also allowed us to assemble more meaningful statistics about the scientific efficacy of the observatory. In all this we collaborate closely with the Astrophysics Data System (ADS). Among the plans for future enhancement are the inclusion of press releases and the Chandra image gallery, linking with ADS semantic searching tools, full-text metadata mining, and linking with other observatories' bibliographies. This work is supported by NASA contract NAS8-03060 (CXC) and depends critically on the services provided by the ADS.

  14. Australian network of magnetic observatories

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    Barton, C. E.

    Six magnetic observatories are presently operated by the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics (BMR), with assistance from various other organizations. Variometer recordings are made of three or more elements of the field at minute intervals, and absolute measurements are made weekly. There are four observatories on the continent (Canberra, Gnangara, Charters Towers, and Learmonth), one on Macquarie Island, and one at Mawson Station in eastern Antarctica (Figure 1). In addition, semiweekly absolute observations of the field (D, H, and F) are made at the other two permanent Australian Antarctic bases (Casey and Davis). A three-axis fluxgate magnetometer (EDA Electronics, Toronto , Canada) is operated independently by the Upper Atmosphere Physics group at Davis. Monthly mean values, K indices, and information about magnetic disturbances are published monthly in the BMR Geophysical Observatory Report.

  15. Theory in a Virtual Observatory

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    Teuben, P; Hut, P; Levy, S; Makino, J; McMillan, S; Zwart, S P; Slavin, S D; Teuben, Peter; Young, Dave De; Hut, Piet; Levy, Stuart; Makino, Jun; Millan, Steve Mc; Zwart, Simon Portegies; Slavin, Shawn

    2001-01-01

    During the last couple of years, observers have started to make plans for a Virtual Observatory, as a federation of existing data bases, connected through levels of software that enable rapid searches, correlations, and various forms of data mining. We propose to extend the notion of a Virtual Observatory by adding archives of simulations, together with interactive query and visualization capabilities, as well as ways to simulate observations of simulations in order to compare them with observations. For this purpose, we have already organized two small workshops, earlier in 2001, in Tucson and Aspen. We have also provided concrete examples of theory data, designed to be federated with a Virtual Observatory. These data stem from a project to construct an archive for our large-scale simulations using the GRAPE-6 (a 32-Teraflops special purpose computer for stellar dynamics). We are constructing interfaces by which remote observers can observe these simulations. In addition, these data will enable detailed comp...

  16. Mexican Virtual Solar Observatory project

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    Santillán, Alfredo J.; Hernández, Liliana; Salas, Guillermo; Sánchez, Antonio; González, Alejandro; Franco, José

    2007-08-01

    The Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) concept outlines a software environment for searching, obtaining and analyzing data from archives of solar data that are distributed at many different observatories around the world (Hill 2006, in this volume). The VSO, however, not only provides fast and reliable access to the existing data of Solar Active Regions, but also represents a powerful and unique tool to perform numerical simulations of the evolution and present state of solar phenomena. Two centers at UNAM, the Institute of Astronomy (IA) and the Supercomputer Center (DGSCA), along with the Sonora University, are working together to create the Mexican Virtual Solar Observatory (MVSO) that will be part of a wider national effort.

  17. Environmental Observatories and Hydrologic Modeling

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    Hooper, R. P.; Duncan, J. M.

    2006-12-01

    During the past several years, the environmental sciences community has been attempting to design large- scale obsevatories that will transform the science. A watershed-based observatory has emerged as an effective landscape unit for a broad range of environmental sciences and engineering. For an effective observatory, modeling is a central requirement because models are precise statements of the hypothesized conceptual organization of watersheds and of the processes believed to be controlling hydrology of the watershed. Furthermore, models can serve to determine the value of existing data and the incremental value of any additional data to be collected. Given limited resources, such valuation is mandatory for an objective design of an observatory. Modeling is one part of a "digital watershed" that must be constructed for any observatory, a concept that has been developed by the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information Systems project. A digital watershed has three functions. First, it permits assembly of time series (such as stream discharge or precipitation measurements), static spatial coverages (such as topography), and dynamic fields (such as precipitation radar and other remotely sensed data). Second, based upon this common data description, a digital observatory permits multiple conceptualizations of the observatory to be created and to be stored. These conceptualizations could range from lumped box-and-arrow watershed models, to semi-distributed topographically based models, to three-dimensional finite element models. Finally, each conceptualization can lead to multiple models--that is, a set of equations that quantitatively describe hydrologic (or biogeochemical or geomorphologic) processes through libraries of tools that can be linked as workflow sequences. The advances in cyberinfrastructure that allow the storage of multiple conceptualizations and multiple model formulations of these conceptualizations promise to accelerate advances in environmental science both

  18. Astronomical Research Using Virtual Observatories

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    M Tanaka

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Virtual Observatory (VO for Astronomy is a framework that empowers astronomical research by providing standard methods to find, access, and utilize astronomical data archives distributed around the world. VO projects in the world have been strenuously developing VO software tools and/or portal systems. Interoperability among VO projects has been achieved with the VO standard protocols defined by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA. As a result, VO technologies are now used in obtaining astronomical research results from a huge amount of data. We describe typical examples of astronomical research enabled by the astronomical VO, and describe how the VO technologies are used in the research.

  19. Interdisciplinary paleovegetation study in the Fernando de Noronha Island (Pernambuco State, northeastern Brazil

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    Luiz C.R. Pessenda

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to reconstruct vegetation changes (with climate inferences that occurred during the Holocene in the Fernando de Noronha Island, Pernambuco State, northeastern Brazil. The research approach included the use of geochemical (mineralogy, elemental, carbon isotopes (δ13C, 14C and pollen analyses in soil organic matter (SOM and sediments collected in Lagoa da Viração and Manguezal do Sueste. The carbon isotopes data of SOM indicated that there was no significant vegetation changes during the last 7400 BP, suggesting that the climate was not the determinant factor for the vegetation dynamics. The pollen analysis of the sediment of a core collected in the Lagoa da Viração showed the absence of Quaternary material in the period between 720 BP and 90 BP. The mineralogical analysis of deeper layer showed the presence of diopside indicating this material was developed "in situ". Only in the shallow part of the core were found pollen of similar plant species of the modern vegetation. The geochemistry and isotope results, in association with the sediment type and pollen analyses of sediment samples of Manguezal do Sueste, indicated variations in the vegetation and in its location since the middle Holocene. Such variations can be associated with climatic events and sea level oscillations and also with anthropogenic events considering the last five hundred years.Esta pesquisa teve o objetivo de reconstruir trocas de vegetação (com referências climáticas que ocorreram durante o Holoceno na ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Estado de Pernambuco, nordeste do Brasil. Para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa utilizou-se de análises geoquímicas (minerais, elementar, isótopos do carbono (δ13C, 14C e análises polínicas em solos e sedimentos coletados na Lagoa da Viração e no manguezal do Sueste. Os isótopos do carbono dos solos indicaram que não houve trocas significativas de vegetação durante os últimos 7400 anos AP, sugerindo

  20. Caracterização de vertissolos da ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco

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    Flávio Adriano Marques

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    Full Text Available O Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha (FN possui solos pouco desenvolvidos das classes dos Cambissolos, Vertissolos e Neossolos, com características peculiares relacionadas ao material de origem vulcânico, clima tropical com franco domínio oceânico e relevo ondulado a forte ondulado. Os Vertissolos de FN são formados a partir de rochas básicas, tufos vulcânicos e sedimentos aluvionares e estão associados às superfícies rebaixadas com drenagem impedida do planalto central ou da baixada litorânea. Tendo em vista a necessidade de preservação ambiental, uso agrícola ou geotécnico e características peculiares desse ambiente insular, os Vertissolos de FN precisam de melhor entendimento de seus atributos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi, portanto, caracterizar morfológica, física, química e mineralogicamente Vertissolos de ocorrência comum na ilha de Fernando de Noronha. Três perfis de Vertissolos derivados de diferentes materiais de origem, classes de drenagem e níveis de salinidade e sodicidade foram descritos e coletados para realização das análises de caracterização. Os solos estudados foram: Vertissolo Háplico órtico solódico (P01, Vertissolo Háplico sálico gleissólico (P02 e Vertissolo Háplico sódico gleissólico (P03. Os Vertissolos de FN apresentam feições típicas da ordem, como a textura argilosa a muito argilosa, as superfícies de fricção (slickensides e o fendilhamento horizontal e vertical quando secos. Esses solos são imperfeitamente a maldrenados e sofrem alagamento temporário no período de maior concentração das chuvas. Apresentam elevados valores de soma e saturação por bases, além de teores altos a muito altos de P extraível, de distribuição irregular entre perfis e com dominância de formas inorgânicas. Não obstante, esses apresentam problemas de acumulação de sais, o que restringe a utilização agrícola ou geotécnica deles. Os principais minerais da fração argila dos solos s

  1. Successful operation of a cooperative SLR station of China and Argentina in San Juan

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    HAN YanBen; E ALONSO; XIANG QingGe; HUANG DongPing; YIN ZhiQiang; LIU WeiDong; E ACTIS; R PODESTA; WANG TanQiang; GUO TangYong; QU Feng; A M PACHECO; AA GONZALEZ

    2008-01-01

    We introduced the observations and researches using a Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) system with high precision,which was designed and made in China and installed in the Observatory of San Juan Uni-versity,Argentina,the capability of the system and the achievement of the cooperative procedure be-tween China and Argentina.The SLR station in San Juan,set up by China and Argentina,is quite sig-nificant for improving the distribution of SLR stations and enhancing the orbital coverage of the whole earth.Since the SLR system started to work in the Observatory of San Juan University in the beginning of 2006,the operation is rather good,and rich data with high precision have been obtained.Further plan of the cooperation for the near future is also presented.

  2. Marcas líricas em “O desempregado”, de Fernando Bonassi

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    Danglei Castro Castro Prereira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este texto investiga traços líricos na narrativa contemporânea tomando como corpus a obra Violência e paixão, de Fernando Bonassi (2007. Tem como objetivo explorar a progressiva aproximação entre a prosa e a lírica em narrativas produzidas nas últimas décadas do século XX e XXI. Partimos do pressuposto que, muitas vezes, a narrativa do século XX aproxima diferentes gêneros e constrói uma prosa impregnada de elementos da lírica. Compreendemos a complexidade da delimitação dos gêneros literários nos últimos trinta anos ao investigar marcas líricas em narrativas curtas como as construídas pelo escritor paulistano. Tomaremos como base teórica as considerações de Octavio Paz (1972, 1994, Adorno (2003, Rosenfeld (1991, Berman (1987, no que se refere ao delineamento da narrativa e, em alguns casos, as considerações de Friedrich (1991, Baudelaire (1999 e Octavio Paz (2012 quanto aos elementos da lírica moderna em diálogo com a prosa de ficção. Nosso intuito é investigar elementos como a subjetividade, o traço individual de expressão e a utilização do ritmo, de imagens e sons próprios à lírica como recursos estilísticos na obra Violência e Paixão, de Bonassi.

  3. "Arquitecturas del devenir" Aproximaciones a la performatividad del espacio; comentarios al libro de Fernando Quesada

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    Pablo Martínez Capdevila

    2016-05-01

    mano de una agenda oculta, o por lo menos no explícita: La voluntad de recuperar la dimensión emancipadora y política de la arquitectura y la  necesidad, urgente, de formular nuevas utopías provisionales,  contingentes, lúdicas, y a ser posible, abiertas. Abstract The book Arquitecturas del devenir is a compilation of texts by Fernando Quesada that share two explicit goals. The first one is to put forward the  concepts of becoming and, more specifically, performativity, as possible tools to rethink architecture’s capabilities for the determination of life and the transformation of reality. The second one is to incorporate a series of discourses, external to architecture, in order to "sharpen its capacities." A  commitment to disciplinary openness that leads Quesada to incorporate a rich repertoire of ideas and characters, often rarely visited, and which allows him to address a wide rang of architectural themes from new and enriching perspectives. There are two additional issues that add interest and  consistency to this intense anthology. On the one hand, a general spirit  that could be defined as presocratic and involves the valuation of  indeterminacy, contingency and the intermediate and impure categories. Performativity is thus extended to the very form of the discourse through a series of texts whose ultimate sense remains, somehow, suspended and open, pending on the subjectivity of the reader. On the other hand, a clear antagonism toward the biopolitical techniques, the processes meant to   design our subjectivities, and the world folded upon itself by globalized  capitalism. A resistant attitude that involves a hidden, or at least not  explicit, agenda: the will to regain the emancipatory and political  dimension of architecture and the urgent need to formulate new utopias. Utopias meant to be provisional, contingent, playful and, if possible, open.

  4. The artists' materials of Fernando Melani: A precursor of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy

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    Carlesi, Serena; Bartolozzi, Giovanni; Cucci, Costanza; Marchiafava, Veronica; Picollo, Marcello

    2013-03-01

    A comprehensive understanding of both the chemical composition and physical behaviour of modern materials is an important consideration in devising correct conservation treatments for contemporary artworks. To this end, national and international research projects and networks have been established that deal mainly with the preservation, conservation, and understanding of materials used by contemporary artists. This paper focuses on the self-taught artist Fernando Melani (1907-1985), one of the precursors of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy, and for the first time provides a scientific viewpoint on the artist's materials and works. The analyses, which mainly focus on the pigments/dyes found in his home-studio, were carried out primarily by using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (UV-Vis-NIR FORS). This paper emphasises the performance of FT-IR and FORS in the identification of contemporary artistic materials, since these two techniques have been found to produce highly complementary data. The use of both of these was required in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the composition of Melani's materials. Furthermore, one of his artworks, named by Melani himself with its inventory number N. Inv. 2625 (1981), was investigated in situ with the sole use of the FORS technique. The results showed that Melani used traditional inorganic pigments as well as modern organic dyes. Calcite and barite were used as fillers and extenders. Sulphur and abrasive powder were also found, thus confirming his use of a large variety of non-conventional artists' materials.

  5. La Diplomacia Española y la Papal en la Corte Imperial de Fernando II

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    Pavel MAREK

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente trabajo aborda el estudio de las facciones cortesanas y los grupos de poder en la época del emperador Fernando II de Habsburgo, describiendo la influencia de España y de la Santa Sede en la creación de diferentes grupos de poder y corrientes políticas en la corte vienesa y praguense. El estudio utiliza como fuente principal las relaciones que enviaban los embajadores españoles y los nuncios papales, gracias a las cuales es posible averiguar las actitudes que ambas potencias católicas tomaban con respecto a los acontecimientos que sucedían en la Europa Central durante el primer tercio del siglo XVII, e identificar los grupos de personas que les ayudaban a realizar sus fines políticos en el periodo convulso del comienzo de la Guerra de los Treinta Años.ABSTRACT: The present study undertakes the revision of the court factions and power elites at the time of the emperor Ferndinand the II of Hapsburg, describing the influence of Spain and the Holy See in the creation of different faction and political groups in Vienna and Praghe Courts. The study uses like main source the relations that the Spanish ambassadors and the papal nuncios sent, thanks to which it is possible to find out the attitudes that both catholic powers took with respect to the events who happened in Central Europe during the first third of century XVII, and to identify the groups of people who helped them to make their political aims in the beginning of the Thirty Years War.

  6. Thecosomata e Gymnosomata (Mollusca, Gastropoda da cadeia Fernando de Noronha, Brasil

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    Larrazábal Maria Eduarda de

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    Full Text Available The Mollusca Pteropoda from Fernando de Noronha Chain Northeastern Brazil were studied in order to know their taxonomy and distribution. Collections were carried out during the I Oceanographical Expedition of the REVIZEE Program (Live Resources of the Economical Exclusive Zone from August to September 1995. The studied area is located between 03°04'S-04°23'S and 32°19'W-36°26'W, comprising 35 stations. Sampling was performed through oblique hauls from 50m depth to surface and from 100 m depth to surface, with a Bongo net (300 and 500 µm mesh size, net diameter: 60 cm, that was equipped with a flow meter. Samples in a total of 99 were preserved, immediately, in buffered 4% formaldehyde. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of the samples were performed based on total sample. The samples were analysed on a counting plate "Bogorov" type under a stereo microscope. A total of 8,258 organisms were identified belonging to: 8 families, 16 genera and 27 species. Limacina inflata (d´Orbigny, 1836 and Creseis virgula (Rang, 1828 were frequent and very frequent in the area outranking among the studied Pteropoda. The total density varied from 2.5 to 3,012.05 org.m-³. Highest richness was registered at the Continental Shelf and Slope with 1two species. The Pteropoda association showed higher differences between day and night collections. Limacina inflata caused this difference due to its higher density at night collections and it was independent of the depth, mesh size and temperature. Creseis virgula had its occurrence, mainly, during day time.

  7. Multidisciplinary development of Belerofont Observatory.

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    Babović, V.

    1997-08-01

    Belerofont Astronomical Observatory in Kragujevac, inaugurated on the occasion of the appearance of Halley's comet on February 26, 1986, develops astronomical activities among pupils, university youth and people interested in cosmic phenomena. In preparing a course of astronomy and astrophysics in the physics study curriculum, the society tends toward a multidisciplinary way of work.

  8. The National Ecological Observatory Network

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    Michener, W. K.

    2006-05-01

    The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a research platform designed to advance understanding of how ecosystems and organisms respond to variations in climate and changes in land use. NEON is the first long-term ecological observatory conceived as a continental-scale network; equipped with standardized sensors, cyberinfrastructure, and data-collection protocols across the network; and designed to simultaneously address a common set of research questions and support investigator-driven ecological research in all regions of the United States. The Observatory focuses on variations in climate and land use because they are primary drivers of the Nation's environmental challenges, as identified by the National Research Council--i.e., biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, hydroecology, infectious disease, invasive species, and land use. At the broadest scale, NEON links the complexity of climate variation to the behavior of ecological systems, a core aspect of ecological complexity. At the same time, because of the complexity of the interactions among humans and ecosystems, the network design includes NEON sites in wild, managed and urban systems within climate domains. Observatory data will also be part of a national education program designed to advance ecological science literacy through new programs and activities that develop and promote scientific ways of thinking.

  9. Seafloor Observatory Science: a Review

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    L. Beranzoli

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The ocean exerts a pervasive influence on Earth’s environment. It is therefore important that we learn how this system operates (NRC, 1998b; 1999. For example, the ocean is an important regulator of climate change (e.g., IPCC, 1995. Understanding the link between natural and anthropogenic climate change and ocean circulation is essential for predicting the magnitude and impact of future changes in Earth’s climate. Understanding the ocean, and the complex physical, biological, chemical, and geological systems operating within it, should be an important goal for the opening decades of the 21st century. Another fundamental reason for increasing our understanding of ocean systems is that the global economy is highly dependent on the ocean (e.g., for tourism, fisheries, hydrocarbons, and mineral resources (Summerhayes, 1996. The establishment of a global network of seafloor observatories will help to provide the means to accomplish this goal. These observatories will have power and communication capabilities and will provide support for spatially distributed sensing systems and mobile platforms. Sensors and instruments will potentially collect data from above the air-sea interface to below the seafloor. Seafloor observatories will also be a powerful complement to satellite measurement systems by providing the ability to collect vertically distributed measurements within the water column for use with the spatial measurements acquired by satellites while also providing the capability to calibrate remotely sensed satellite measurements (NRC, 2000. Ocean observatory science has already had major successes. For example the TAO array has enabled the detection, understanding and prediction of El Niño events (e.g., Fujimoto et al., 2003. This paper is a world-wide review of the new emerging “Seafloor Observatory Science”, and describes both the scientific motivations for seafloor observatories and the technical solutions applied to their architecture. A

  10. Norwegian Ocean Observatory Network (NOON)

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    Ferré, Bénédicte; Mienert, Jürgen; Winther, Svein; Hageberg, Anne; Rune Godoe, Olav; Partners, Noon

    2010-05-01

    The Norwegian Ocean Observatory Network (NOON) is led by the University of Tromsø and collaborates with the Universities of Oslo and Bergen, UniResearch, Institute of Marine Research, Christian Michelsen Research and SINTEF. It is supported by the Research Council of Norway and oil and gas (O&G) industries like Statoil to develop science, technology and new educational programs. Main topics relate to ocean climate and environment as well as marine resources offshore Norway from the northern North Atlantic to the Arctic Ocean. NOON's vision is to bring Norway to the international forefront in using cable based ocean observatory technology for marine science and management, by establishing an infrastructure that enables real-time and long term monitoring of processes and interactions between hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere. This activity is in concert with the EU funded European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap and European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation (EMSO) project to attract international leading research developments. NOON envisions developing towards a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). Beside, the research community in Norway already possesses a considerable marine infrastructure that can expand towards an international focus for real-time multidisciplinary observations in times of rapid climate change. PIC The presently established cable-based fjord observatory, followed by the establishment of a cable-based ocean observatory network towards the Arctic from an O&G installation, will provide invaluable knowledge and experience necessary to make a successful larger cable-based observatory network at the Norwegian and Arctic margin (figure 1). Access to large quantities of real-time observation from the deep sea, including high definition video, could be used to provide the public and future recruits to science a fascinating insight into an almost unexplored part of the Earth beyond the Arctic Circle

  11. MEMÓRIA E ESQUECIMENTO NA MÍDIA CONTEMPORÂNEA: FERNANDO EM PESSOA DE LAERTE

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    ESTE ENSAIO TOMA COMO CORPUS DE ANÁLISE A HQ O POETA, DE LAERTE, COM O OBJETIVO DE ENTENDER A MEMÓRIA, À LUZ DA SEMIÓTICA DA CULTURA E DO CONCEITO DE HISTÓRIA COMO CONSTELAÇÃO DE TEMPOS DE WALTER BENJAMIN, COMO UM DISCURSO QUE CRUZA O PRESENTE COM OUTRAS TEMPORALIDADES NÃO CONTEMPORÂNEAS. POSTULA-SE AQUI QUE A NARRATIVA DE LAERTE UTILIZA OS VERSOS E A PERSONA DE FERNANDO PESOA E SUA MIGRAÇÃO PARA A TV PARA MOSTRAR A PERTINÊNCIA DA POESIA ENQUANTO MEMÓRIA VIVA NO PROPALADO PÓS-MODERNISMO E EM ...

  12. Fernando Larraz, El monopolio de la palabra. El exilio intelectual en la España franquista

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    Mario Martín Gijón

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    Full Text Available Fernando Larraz nos ofrece en las páginas de esta obra un completo estudio sobre una parcela de investigación hasta ahora prácticamente sin desbrozar, como era la actitud de los intelectuales acomodados en el régimen franquista frente a quienes, comprometidos con la legalidad republicana, seguían su labor en el exilio. Desde el inicio se destaca la complejidad de esta relación entre las que pronto se vieron como dos ramas divergentes, y muchas veces antagónicas, de la cultura española. Lejos ...

  13. Geochemical Evidence for the Formation of Soils by Interaction Between Guano and Volcanic Rocks, Rata Island, Fernando de Noronha (Pernambuco

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    Sonia Maria Barros de Oliveira

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The phosphatic soils found in the northern part of the Rata island, in the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, wereformed by reaction of bird guano with weathered mafi c rocks of the Quixaba Formation. Phosphate minerals identifi edinclude crandallite as a major constituent. The unique guano signature preserved in soil is characterized by high levelsof Cu, Pb, Zn, As, U, and Sr. On the other hand, the inheritance of the geochemical signature of the nepheline-basalts isdemonstrated by the anomalous concentrations of Ba, Nb, Ta, Cr, Hf, V and Zr in soils, and by the remarkable similaritybetween REE patterns in rock and soils.

  14. ¿Una democracia transparente? : La destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en Paraguay

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    Järnefelt, Pia

    2013-01-01

    En el presente estudio se pretende analizar si existe una verdadera democracia en Paraguay, investigando el juicio político y la destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en junio del 2012. Tras el golpe de estado en 1989, que puso fin a una dictadura de 35 años, el país empezó la transición hacia la democracia, la cual sigue hoy en día inconclusa. Dentro de un marco teórico de la sociedad civil y utilizando el concepto de accountability, se trata de investigar y comprobar la hipótesis de q...

  15. ¿Una democracia transparente? : La destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en Paraguay

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    Järnefelt, Pia

    2013-01-01

    En el presente estudio se pretende analizar si existe una verdadera democracia en Paraguay, investigando el juicio político y la destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en junio del 2012. Tras el golpe de estado en 1989, que puso fin a una dictadura de 35 años, el país empezó la transición hacia la democracia, la cual sigue hoy en día inconclusa. Dentro de un marco teórico de la sociedad civil y utilizando el concepto de accountability, se trata de investigar y comprobar la hipótesis de q...

  16. Os corpos biográficos de Fernando Henrique Cardoso: uma abordagem biografemática do jornalismo

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    Alexandre Rocha da Silva

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca discutir o problema da representação da vida no jornalismo por meio dos conceitos de fait divers e biograema de Roland Barthes. O trajeto teórico é ilustrado por uma análise do perfil “O andarilho”, sobre Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Evidencia-se aí um regime de escrita capaz de apreender não o sujeito, mas sim suas diversas singularidades, representadas por regimes signícos de diferentes níveis de representação.

  17. The Old Vilnius University Observatory (in German)

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    Matulaitytė, S.

    The history of the Vilnius University Astronomical Observatory in 1753--1882 is described (in German). The observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in Europe. In 2003 its 250th anniversary was celebrated.

  18. San Pascual (1989) n. 272

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    Editorial. Entrevista madre abadesa. Ofrenda. San Pascual tercer centenario de la canonizacion y cuarto de su muerte. San Pascual, un Santo universal. Pascual Baylón, poeta. grupo Scout Sant Pasqual. Aportaciones, donativos, limosnas, benefactores. Boletin informativo del templo de San Pascual de villareal.

  19. Observatory bibliographies: a vital resource in operating an observatory

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    Winkelman, Sherry; Rots, Arnold

    2016-07-01

    The Chandra Data Archive (CDA) maintains an extensive observatory bibliography. By linking the published articles with the individual datasets analyzed in the paper, we have the opportunity to join the bibliographic metadata (including keywords, subjects, objects, data references from other observatories, etc.) with the meta- data associated with the observational datasets. This rich body of information is ripe for far more sophisticated data mining than the two repositories (publications and data) would afford individually. Throughout the course of the mission the CDA has investigated numerous questions regarding the impact of specific types of Chandra programs such as the relative science impact of GTO, GO, and DDT programs or observing, archive, and theory programs. Most recently the Chandra bibliography was used to assess the impact of programs based on the size of the program to examine whether the dividing line between standard and large projects should be changed and whether another round of X-ray Visionary Programs should be offered. Traditionally we have grouped observations by proposal when assessing the impact of programs. For this investigation we aggregated observations by pointing and instrument configuration such that objects observed multiple times in the mission were considered single observing programs. This change in perspective has given us new ideas for assessing the science impact of Chandra and for presenting data to our users. In this paper we present the methodologies used in the recent study, some of its results, and most importantly some unexpected insights into assessing the science impact of an observatory.

  20. The MicroObservatory Net

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    Brecher, K.; Sadler, P.

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    A group of scientists, engineers and educators based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has developed a prototype of a small, inexpensive and fully integrated automated astronomical telescope and image processing system. The project team is now building five second generation instruments. The MicroObservatory has been designed to be used for classroom instruction by teachers as well as for original scientific research projects by students. Probably in no other area of frontier science is it possible for a broad spectrum of students (not just the gifted) to have access to state-of-the-art technologies that would allow for original research. The MicroObservatory combines the imaging power of a cooled CCD, with a self contained and weatherized reflecting optical telescope and mount. A microcomputer points the telescope and processes the captured images. The MicroObservatory has also been designed to be used as a valuable new capture and display device for real time astronomical imaging in planetariums and science museums. When the new instruments are completed in the next few months, they will be tried with high school students and teachers, as well as with museum groups. We are now planning to make the MicroObservatories available to students, teachers and other individual users over the Internet. We plan to allow the telescope to be controlled in real time or in batch mode, from a Macintosh or PC compatible computer. In the real-time mode, we hope to give individual access to all of the telescope control functions without the need for an "on-site" operator. Users would sign up for a specific period of time. In the batch mode, users would submit jobs for the telescope. After the MicroObservatory completed a specific job, the images would be e-mailed back to the user. At present, we are interested in gaining answers to the following questions: (1) What are the best approaches to scheduling real-time observations? (2) What criteria should be used

  1. The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory

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    The Pierre Auger Observatory, located on a vast, high plain in western Argentina, is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. The objectives of the Observatory are to probe the origin and characteristics of cosmic rays above 10(17) eV and to study the interactions of these, the most energetic par

  2. Manuscritos americanos de la Biblioteca Histórica: Relaciones Históricas de Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl. American manuscripts at the Biblioteca Historica: Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl´s Historical Works

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    Ysern de la Calle, Javier

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    Full Text Available Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl (1578-1648 fue uno de los primeros mestizos en investigar acerca de la historia de sus antepasados. Presentadas tradicionalmente de forma conjunta bajo el título de Obras o Relaciones Históricas, Alva Ixtlilxóchitl escribió diversas relaciones que pasaron de mano en mano durante décadas hasta perderse. Debido a su valor documental, a lo largo de los siglos se realizaron numerosas copias que a su vez se han reproducido nuevamente otras tantas veces. En este artículo se estudia el contenido y procedencia de una de ellas: el manuscrito conservado en la Biblioteca Histórica Márques de Valdecilla. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl (1578-1648 was one of the first mestizos to research the history of his ancestors. His works are known with the title of Obras Históricas (Historical Works. He wrote histories which went from hand to hand before getting lost. Over the centuries, his works were published and reproduced several times due to their documentary value. This paper studies the content and origin of one of them: the manuscript kept in the Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla.

  3. Um intelectual multifacetado em um caleidoscópio de ideias: raça no pensamento de Fernando Ortiz = A multifaceted intellectual in a kaleidoscope of ideas: race in the thought of Fernando Ortiz = Un intelectual polifacético en un caleidoscopio de ideas: raza en el pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

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    Castro, Fernando Luiz Vale

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo realizar uma análise das ideias sobre raça do intelectual cubano Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969, entre as décadas de 1920-40, refletindo sobre alguns dos paradigmas que influenciaram suas reflexões, em especial elementos relacionados à Antropologia Cultural e ao Espiritismo. Busco demonstrar que Ortiz foi um intelectual multifacetado e, portanto, suas concepções sobre raça só podem ser compreendidas quando inseridas em uma perspectiva caleidoscópica, ou seja, suas ideias não podem ser entendidas por um viés unidimensional

  4. New Geophysical Observatory in Uruguay

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    Sanchez Bettucci, L.; Nuñez, P.; Caraballo, R. R.; Ogando, R.

    2013-05-01

    In 2011 began the installation of the first geophysical observatory in Uruguay, with the aim of developing the Geosciences. The Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory Aiguá (OAGA) is located within the Cerro Catedral Tourist Farm (-34 ° 20 '0 .89 "S/-54 ° 42 '44.72" W, h: 270m). This has the distinction of being located in the center of the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly. Geologically is emplaced in a Neoproterozoic basement, in a region with scarce anthropogenic interference. The OAGA has, since 2012, with a GSM-90FD dIdD v7.0 and GSM-90F Overhauser, both of GEM Systems. In addition has a super-SID receiver provided by the Stanford University SOLAR Center, as a complement for educational purposes. Likewise the installation of a seismograph REF TEK-151-120A and VLF antenna is being done since the beginning of 2013.

  5. O Conhecimento dos Docentes da Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Fernando Pessoa sobre Aleitamento Materno

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    Sousa, Carla Eduarda da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Monografia apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Licenciada em Enfermagem O estudo efectuado intitulado “O Conhecimento dos Docentes da Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Fernando Pessoa sobre Aleitamento Materno” tem como objectivo geral identificar os conhecimentos dos docentes sobre aleitamento materno. Actualmente, são várias as organizações (OMS/UNICEF) que promovem e divulgam a o aleitamento materno em todo mund...

  6. Fernando y Buscapé, narradores de la violencia : Un recorrido por La virgen de los sicarios y Ciudad de Dios

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    Ferrari, Silvana Soledad

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende realizar un análisis comparativo interartístico de la novela La virgen de los sicarios (1994) del escritor colombiano Fernando Vallejo (n. 1942) y la película brasileña Ciudad de Dios (Cidade de Deus) (2002) del director Fernando Meirelles. El objetivo del mismo es demostrar cómo los distintos tipos de violencia – directa, social y estructuralsiguiendo a Johan Galtung; son naturalizados en la narración a partir de diversas estrategias de escritura y montaje, respectivame...

  7. Razão e loucura no conto “Gravata”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Ana Paula Cantarelli

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2014v19n1p95 Neste texto, apresentamos uma análise do conto “Gravata”, do escritor gaúcho Caio Fernando Abreu, a partir de alguns aspectos da sociedade capitalista moderna. “Gravata” pertence ao livro O ovo apunhalado, publicado em 1975, e acumula uma série de leituras sobre si que tratam de aspectos de diferentes áreas do conhecimento como a história, a filosofia e a sociologia. Nesta proposta de leitura, enfatizamos a relação de oposição entre objetividade e subjetividade presente no conto desde a perspectiva do Fator Econômico e da Estrutura Econômica seguindo o viés presente nos estudos do filósofo Karel Kosik (1979. Para tanto, consideramos o contexto no qual o conto foi produzido: o período ditatorial brasileiro, destacando o momento de expansão econômica e de censura cultural vivenciado pelo país. No momento em que o Brasil alçava-se no cenário mundial, tendo a forma de expansão econômica adotada pelos Estados Unidos como modelo a ser seguido, um grande número de pessoas foi atraído para os centros urbanos. O governo tratou, então, de doutrinar com punho de ferro a conduta que deveria ser assumida nas urbes, produzindo uma sensação de deslocamento e muitas vezes até de rejeição naqueles que migravam para as grandes metrópoles, produzindo indivíduos fragmentados, como o protagonista do conto analisado, o qual necessita equilibrar-se sobre uma tênue linha entre a razão e a loucura. The doctrinaire government forced with great power the conduct which should have been assumed by the big cities, resulting on a lost feeling and even rejection by the ones who migrated to the metropoles,making fragmented individuals like the protagonist from the short story in question, which is in need of balancing out between reasoning and craziness.

  8. DON ANTONIO ALFARO, UN CORSARIO AL FRENTE DEL HOSPITAL DE SAN CARLOS EN LA ISLA DE LEÓN

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    Benicia Vidal Galache

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    Full Text Available Ante la inminencia de la llegada de las tropas de Napoleón a la Isla de León, hoy San Fernando, se improvisó en la localidad un hospital para la atención de los prisioneros franceses enfermos y heridos en la batalla de Bailén. La dirección del establecimiento se encomendó a D. Antonio Alfaro, cirujano naval formado en el Real Colegio de Cirugía de Cádiz. En la plantilla de facultativos hubo también médicos, cirujanos y practicantes escogidos entre los prisioneros franceses. Analizamos la vida de Alfaro y las especiales circunstancias en las que se inició aquel hospital militar.DON ANTONIO ALFARO, A CORSAIR LEADING THE SAN CARLOS HOSPITAL IN THE ISLA DE LEÓNWith the imminence of the arrival of the troops of Napoleon to the Isla de Leon, today San Fernando, a hospital for the care of the sick and wounded French prisoners at the battle of Bailén was improvised at the village. The address of the establishment was entrusted to D. Antonio Alfaro, naval surgeon trained in the Real Colegio de Cirugía of Cádiz. The staff was composed also by doctors, surgeons and medical assistants chosen among the French prisoners. We analyse the life of Alfaro and the special circumstances in which that military hospital was started.

  9. Transculturación y estudios culturales. Breve aproximación al pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

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    Erelis Marrero León

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre la cultura en el siglo XX tienen en Fernando Ortiz un exponente de excelencia. El eclecticismo metodológico de su trabajo desde la antropología, la historia y la etnografía no solo da cuenta de los rasgos de la cultura cubana, sino que además ofrece herramientas analíticas para comprender el proceso de formación de la cultura latinoamericana. El artículo presenta un recorrido por el pensamiento teórico de Fernando Ortiz, sus motivaciones y herencias intelectuales, hasta llegar a la formulación del neologismo «transculturación». Ello como punto de partida para un análisis sobre las condiciones de posibilidad para pensar a Ortiz efectivamente como parte de un proyecto de estudios culturales en Cuba o como un autor cercano a estos debido a las problemáticas abordadas en su obra.

  10. Sociedade, Nação e Espiritismo: Os combates de Fernando do Ó – 1930-1940

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    Beatriz Teixeira Weber

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O processo de pluralização do campo religioso brasileiro em finais do século XIX, evidenciou a constituição de um mercado competitivo de bens de salvação. Diante desse quadro de perda do monopólio da igreja católica e a ascensão de outras vertentes religiosas, evidenciamos as lutas dos grupos espíritas e suas respectivas estratégias de inserção no espaço social a partir da trajetória de Fernando Souza do Ó, líder espírita santa-mariense. Nesse sentido, temos por objetivo analisar as posições políticas e filosóficas assumidas por Fernando do Ó no jornal Diário do Interior no período de 1930 a 1940, referenciando assim as interpretações do personagem sobre sociedade e nação.

  11. A study of the Brazilian Fernando de Noronha island and Rocas atoll wakes in the tropical Atlantic

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    Tchamabi, Christine C.; Araujo, Moacyr; Silva, Marcus; Bourlès, Bernard

    2017-03-01

    Observational data and numerical modeling were used to investigate oceanic current wakes surrounding Fernando de Noronha Island (3°51‧S-32°25‧W) and Rocas Atoll (3°52‧S-33°49‧W). These two Brazilian systems are located in the western tropical Atlantic region and are under the influence of the westward flow of the central South Equatorial Current (cSEC). In order to highlight the effects of wakes on ocean dynamics, two different numerical simulations were performed, using the Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS): the first one including Fernando de Noronha Island and Rocas Atoll (Scenario I) and the second one with artificial removal of the island and atoll (Scenario NI). Simulations are validated through the Scenario I that well reproduces the wakes that give rise to the development of eddies downstream of FN and AR. These mesoscale structures have a strong influence on the thermodynamic properties surrounding the Island and the Atoll. Scenario NI allows evidence of the presence of an Island and Atoll shoaling mixed layer throughout the year, primarily on the western side of the Island and the Atoll. Mixing at the base of the mixed layer, inducing a subsurface cooling, is also enhanced in the downstream portion of the Island and Atoll, particularly when the cSEC is strengthened. These simulations support the ;island mass effect; on the high productivity of subsurface waters generally observed on the western side of these islands.

  12. Eclesiologia e Ação Pastoral de Dom Fernando Gomes dos Santos (1910-1985: da hierarquia à comunidade

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    Lindsay Borges

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo examinar a relação entre a eclesiologia e a ação pastoral de Dom Fernando Gomes dos Santos (1910-1985, ao longo de sua trajetória como padre e, principalmente, como Bispo e Arcebispo. Ao perscrutar esse percurso – por meio dos veículos de comunicação religiosos – evidencia-se como o prelado constituiu-se em referencial das mudanças da Igreja no Brasil, a partir de meados do século XX, partindo de uma visão eclesiológica e uma prática pastoral voltada para o interior da instituição, cujo ápice foi uma concepção reiterada da Igreja como povo de Deus, voltada para a comunidade. Nesse processo, chama atenção a destacada participação de Dom Fernando na criação da Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (CNBB, em 1952, e seus pronunciamentos durante o Concílio Vaticano II (1962-1965.

  13. Generation of domestic waste electrical and electronic equipment on Fernando de Noronha Island: qualitative and quantitative aspects.

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    Araujo, Dhiego Raphael Rodrigues; de Oliveira, José Diego; Selva, Vanice Fragoso; Silva, Maisa Mendonça; Santos, Simone Machado

    2017-07-06

    The accelerated growth trajectory of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a matter of concern for governments worldwide. In developing countries, the problem is more complex because municipal waste management is still a challenge for municipalities. Fernando de Noronha Island, an environmentally protected area, has a transfer station for solid waste before it is sent to the final destination abroad, which is different waste management model to most urban areas. In order to check the specifics of management of WEEE, this study aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the generation of this type of waste on the main island of Fernando de Noronha, taking into consideration aspects related to consumption habits and handling of waste. During the in situ research, a questionnaire was applied to a sample of 83 households. The results provide a picture of the generation of WEEE for a period of 1 year, when a production of 1.3 tons of WEEE was estimated. Relationships between education level and monthly income and between education level and number of plasma/LCD TVs and washing machines were confirmed. Another important result is that only two socioeconomic variables (monthly income and education level) are related to two recycling behavior variables. In addition, the population and government treat WEEE as ordinary waste, ignoring its contaminant potential. Despite the existence of relevant legislation concerning the treatment and disposal of WEEE, additional efforts will be required by the government in order to properly manage this type of waste on the island.

  14. La imagen en prensa del alcalde Fernando de Parias durante la Transición en Sevilla (1975-1977

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    Sandra Méndez Muros

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la imagen en prensa del alcalde de Sevilla Fernando de Parias durante la transición democrática desde noviembre de 1975 a diciembre de 1977. Nuestro objetivo consiste en conocer su responsabilidad para ser considerado un político inadaptado a las circunstancias de la ciudad (emergente sociedad civil, oposición municipal, crisis económica, etc.. Utilizamos como principal fuente de información dos periódicos locales de libre empresa, Abc de Sevilla y El Correo de Andalucía, que nos aportan enfoques diferentes sobre su gestión municipal escasamente estudiada hasta el momento como parte de la Historia reciente de Sevilla. Palabras clave: Transición, democracia, medios de comunicación, ayuntamientos._______________AbstractThis paper analyzes the image of Seville Mayor Fernando de Parias in the press during the democratic transition since November 1975 to December 1977. Our aim is to know his responsibility to be considered an unsuited politician to the circumstances of the city (emergent civil society, municipal opposition, economic crisis, etc.. We use as principal source of information two free enterprise local newspapers, Abc of Seville and El Correo de Andalucía, which contribute theirs different approaches on his municipal management scantily studied up to the moment as part of the recent History of Seville.Keywords: Transition, democracy, mass media, town halls.

  15. Improvements in geomagnetic observatory data quality

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    Reda, Jan; Fouassier, Danielle; Isac, Anca

    2011-01-01

    between observatories and the establishment of observatory networks has harmonized standards and practices across the world; improving the quality of the data product available to the user. Nonetheless, operating a highquality geomagnetic observatory is non-trivial. This article gives a record...... of the current state of observatory instrumentation and methods, citing some of the general problems in the complex operation of geomagnetic observatories. It further gives an overview of recent improvements of observatory data quality based on presentation during 11th IAGA Assembly at Sopron and INTERMAGNET......Geomagnetic observatory practice and instrumentation has evolved significantly over the past 150 years. Evolution continues to be driven by advances in technology and by the need of the data user community for higher-resolution, lower noise data in near-real time. Additionally, collaboration...

  16. Informes realizados en 1760 para llevar a cabo los reparos de la iglesia parroquial de San Miguel en Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca

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    Muñoz González, María Jesús

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    Full Text Available This article deals with the advice offered by four members of the Royal Academy of San Fernando in the eighteenth century upon being consulted concerning the restoration of the church of Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca, in a impending ruinous state. Through the reports submitted by Ventura Rodriguez, Alejandro González Velazquez, Jaime Marquet and Francisco Sabatini related to the plan, and the official report from the Dominican Friar Marcos de Santa Rosa, it is possible to discern the different approaches of the period to the restoration of old buildings.

    Este artículo trata de los informes que plantean cuatro miembros de la Real Academia de San Fernando en el siglo XVIII al ser consultados para dar su opinión sobre la restauración de la iglesia parroquial de Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca que amenazaba ruina. A través de los informes realizados por Ventura Rodríguez, Alejandro González Velázquez, Jaime Marquet y Francisco Sabatini sobre el plano e informe oficial del dominico Fray Marcos de Santa Rosa, podemos ver los distintos planteamientos que en la época se tenían sobre las restauraciones de edificios antiguos.

  17. 75 FR 55975 - Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    2010-09-15

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support...

  18. The Arecibo Observatory Space Academy

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    Rodriguez-Ford, Linda A.; Zambrano-Marin, Luisa; Petty, Bryan M.; Sternke, Elizabeth; Ortiz, Andrew M.; Rivera-Valentin, Edgard G.

    2015-11-01

    The Arecibo Observatory Space Academy (AOSA) is a ten (10) week pre-college research program for students in grades 9-12. Our mission is to prepare students for academic and professional careers by allowing them to receive an independent and collaborative research experience on topics related to space and aide in their individual academic and social development. Our objectives are to (1) Supplement the student’s STEM education via inquiry-based learning and indirect teaching methods, (2) Immerse students in an ESL environment, further developing their verbal and written presentation skills, and (3) To foster in every student an interest in science by exploiting their natural curiosity and knowledge in order to further develop their critical thinking and investigation skills. AOSA provides students with the opportunity to share lectures with Arecibo Observatory staff, who have expertise in various STEM fields. Each Fall and Spring semester, selected high school students, or Cadets, from all over Puerto Rico participate in this Saturday academy where they receive experience designing, proposing, and carrying out research projects related to space exploration, focusing on four fields: Physics/Astronomy, Biology, Engineering, and Sociology. Cadets get the opportunity to explore their topic of choice while practicing many of the foundations of scientific research with the goal of designing a space settlement, which they present at the NSS-NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest. At the end of each semester students present their research to their peers, program mentors, and Arecibo Observatory staff. Funding for this program is provided by NASA SSERVI-LPI: Center for Lunar Science and Exploration with partial support from the Angel Ramos Visitor Center through UMET and management by USRA.

  19. The Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory

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    Howarth, John; Palmer, Matthew

    2011-11-01

    A pilot Coastal Observatory has been established in Liverpool Bay which integrates (near) real-time measurements with coupled models and whose results are displayed on the web. The aim is to understand the functioning of coastal seas, their response to natural forcing and the consequences of human activity. The eastern Irish Sea is an apt test site, since it encompasses a comprehensive range of processes found in tidally dominated coastal seas, including near-shore physical and biogeochemical processes influenced by estuarine inflows, where both vertical and horizontal gradients are important. Applications include hypernutrification, since the region receives significantly elevated levels of nutrient inputs, shoreline management (coastal flooding and beach erosion/accretion), and understanding present conditions to predict the impact of climate change (for instance if the number and severity of storms, or of high or low river flows, change). The integrated measurement suite which started in August 2002 covers a range of space and time scales. It includes in situ time series, four to six weekly regional water column surveys, an instrumented ferry, a shore-based HF radar system measuring surface currents and waves, coastal tide gauges and visible and infra-red satellite data. The time series enable definition of the seasonal cycle, its inter-annual variability and provide a baseline from which the relative importance of events can be quantified. A suite of nested 3D hydrodynamic, wave and ecosystem models is run daily, focusing on the observatory area by covering the ocean/shelf of northwest Europe (at 12-km resolution) and the Irish Sea (at 1.8 km), and Liverpool Bay at the highest resolution of 200 m. The measurements test the models against events as they happen in a truly 3D context. All measurements and model outputs are displayed freely on the Coastal Observatory website (http://cobs.pol.ac.uk) for an audience of researchers, education, coastal managers and the

  20. Light pollution around Tonantzintla Observatory

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    Vázquez-Mata, José A.; Hernández-Toledo, Héctor M.; Martínez-Vázquez, Luis A.; Pani-Cielo, Atanacio

    2011-06-01

    Being close to the cities of Puebla to east and Cholula to the north, both having potential for large growth, the National Astronomical Observatory in Tonantzintla (OAN-Tonantzintla) faces the danger of deteriorating its sky conditions even more. In order to maintain competitiveness for education and scientific programs, it is important to preserve the sky brightness conditions. through: 1) our awareness of the night sky characteristics in continuous monitoring campaigns, doing more measurements over the next years to monitor changes and 2) encouraging local authorities about the need to regulate public lighting at the same time, showing them the benefits of such initiatives when well planed and correctly implemented.

  1. Gamma ray observatory productivity showcase

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    Davis, R. L.; Molgaard, D. A.

    1985-01-01

    The Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) Program has been proclaimed to be the showcase productivity program for NASA and TRW. Among the multiple disciplines of a large-scale program, there is opportunity and need for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and reduction in the cost of doing business. The efforts and tools that will or have been implemented to achieve this end are described. Since the GRO Program is mainly an engineering program with the build of one satellite, the primary emphasis is placed on improving the efficiency and quality of management and engineering.

  2. India-based Neutrino Observatory

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    Naba K Mondal; for the INO Collaboration

    2012-11-01

    The current status of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is summarized. The main physics goals are described followed by the motivation for building a magnetized iron calorimetric (ICAL) detector. The charge identification capability of ICAL would make it complementary to large water Cerenkov and other detectors worldwide. The status of the design of the 50 kt magnet, the construction of a prototype ICAL detector, the experience with resistive plate chambers which will be the active elements in ICAL and the status of the associated electronics and data acquisition system are discussed.

  3. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 1. An Investigation of the February 9, 1971 Slide. Volume 2. Appendixes A-F.

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    1989-09-01

    GROVND ELEVATO (NGVO 9 DATE START/FNIS/ " S 103 INCNATION . BEARING _ ,, TOTAL DEPTh IFT) _ _ . DRIIIED BY 5 ...*.r F5’CO! CASING 1D No! j.od CORE SIZE...racKrIll ezw " erv;rouo 5e-2t1777, { "f :f LnCtta,.’tm sarxl I V______ _ _ APPENDIX B: EXPLORATION SHAFT APPENDIX B EXPLORATION SHAFT TABLE OF

  4. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam, Report 1. An Investigation of the February 9, 1971 Slide. Volume 1. Text

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    1989-09-01

    displacements of the upstream slope were computed by double integration of the quantity [k(t)-k] . The integration was performed assuming that movements could...number Numbers in parentheses are Stanford Univ tests (Table 2) A 1 excluded from averaging .rrnv Coros of Engineers Ae- evaluacion of 1971 IN SITU

  5. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam; Report 2: Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971

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    1989-09-01

    Thus no energy correction was required. 2. The Dept. of Water Resources test procedures at that time used the ASTM sampling tube without the liners. The...jAI.~ L NORMA ~LIZED AXIAlL STRESS Time (secon~ds) NORMALIZED EXCESS PORE PRESSURE _ C W tint~~ 11 !1!ll W~ Time s9conds) (F igu e -21,contud ) 12 31

  6. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 3. The Behavior of Undrained Contractive Sand and Its Effect on Seismic Liquefaction Flow Failures of Earth Structures

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    1989-09-01

    soil flowed between the large chunks of soil and dissapeared into the reservoir bottom. No available information concerning the slide mr- nanism is...the sides. Since a large section of the dam moved as a rigid body, the plant growth of the downstream slope was not disturbed. Unfortunately, there... Plant growth on 0 downstream side atter slip Boulders PHOFILE Fig. 8.12. Plan and Profile of the Slide in the Sheffield Dam (after Engineering News

  7. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 2. Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES). Principal Investigators were Dr. Gonzalo Castro for...78. Poulos, Steve J., Castro, Gonzalo and France, John W. (1985) "Liquefaction Evaluation Procedure," Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division...of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 8, August, 1987. Seed, H. Bolton, Idriss, I. M. and Arango , Ignacio (1983) "Evaluation of

  8. The Calcolithic site of Camino de las Yeseras (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid: an advantageous context to study bell beakers in the central Iberian Peninsula

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    Blasco, Concepción

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper present a first approach to the Calcolithic settlement of “Camino de las Yeseras” in which a third millenium BC occupation has been documented. During the transition to the second millenium BC, Bell Beaker groups appear in the sequence. They exploit new lithic resources, adapt their domestic stock for increased mobility, and practice new diversified funerary rituals in the settlement. The temporal framework is supported by a sequence of many C14 and TL dates.  

    El trabajo ofrece una primera aproximación al Yacimiento Calcolítico de Camino de Las Yeseras donde se ha documentado una ocupación a lo largo del III milenio que, en el tránsito al II milenio AC, acoge a grupos poseedores de cerámica campaniforme que renuevan los equipos materiales con la explotación de nuevos recursos líticos, adaptan su cabaña a una mejor movilidad y practican rituales funerarios diversificados dentro del poblado. El marco temporal se avala con una importante secuencia de dataciones de C14 y TL, plenamente coincidentes.  

  9. Structure and mechanics of the San Andreas-San Gregorio fault junction, San Francisco, California

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    Parsons, Tom; Bruns, Terry R.; Sliter, Ray

    2005-01-01

    The right-lateral San Gregorio and San Andreas faults meet west of the Golden Gate near San Francisco. Coincident seismic reflection and refraction profiling across the San Gregorio and San Andreas faults south of their junction shows the crust between them to have formed shallow extensional basins that are dissected by parallel strike-slip faults. We employ a regional finite element model to investigate the long-term consequences of the fault geometry. Over the course of 2-3 m.y. of slip on the San Andreas-San Gregorio fault system, elongated extensional basins are predicted to form between the two faults. An additional consequence of the fault geometry is that the San Andreas fault is expected to have migrated eastward relative to the San Gregorio fault. We thus propose a model of eastward stepping right-lateral fault formation to explain the observed multiple fault strands and depositional basins. The current manifestation of this process might be the observed transfer of slip from the San Andreas fault east to the Golden Gate fault.

  10. ``Route of astronomical observatories'' project: Classical observatories from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    2016-10-01

    Observatories offer a good possibility for serial transnational applications. For example one can choose groups like baroque or neoclassical observatories, solar physics observatories or a group of observatories equipped with the same kind of instruments or made by famous firms. I will discuss what has been achieved and show examples, like the route of astronomical observatories, the transition from classical astronomy to modern astrophysics. I will also discuss why the implementation of the World Heritage & Astronomy initiative is difficult and why there are problems to nominate observatories for election in the national tentative lists.

  11. Santa Anita: la finca, el feudo y el territorio en la nación imaginada por el personaje Fernando Vallejo Santa Anita: Farm, feud and territory in the nation imagined by the character Fernando Vallejo

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    Alberto Cueva Lobelle

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La finca de Santa Anita es un espacio emblemático que aparece constantemente en la narrativa de Fernando Vallejo; a través del recuerdo de la finca podemos observar una cosmovisión, una manera de ver el mundo ligada al territorio dentro de una escritura literaria que constituye una práctica social fuertemente contextualizada. En este sentido, la imaginación puede ser entendida como un acto comprometido con la realidad y por ello se apreciará el mérito de las variaciones ideológicas y políticas de las agencias humanas y sociales que la escritura literaria pone en movimiento. Por tanto, se analizará el texto como un documento en el que la relación con el poder se presenta como un testimonio de la existencia de unas más o menos abiertas relaciones de lucha y conflicto.The farm of Santa Anita is an emblematic place constantly appearing in Fernando Vallejo's narrative. Through the memory of the farm, we see a worldview, a way of seeing the world linked to the region within a literary writing which constitutes a highly contextualized social practice. In this sense, we consider the imagination as an act committed to reality and therefore we will appraise the ideological and political changes of human and social agencies that literary writing set in motion. Therefore, we will analyze the text as a document in which the relationship with power is presented as a testimony of the existence of more or less opened relations of struggle and conflict.

  12. Protection of the Guillermo Haro Astrophysical Observatory

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    Carrasco, E.; Carraminana, A. P.

    The Guillermo Haro Astrophysical Observatory, with a 2m telescope, is one of only two professional observatories in Mexico. The observatory, run by the InstitutoNacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), is located in the north of Mexico, in Cananea, Sonora. Since 1995 the observatory has faced the potential threat of pollution by an open cast mine to be opened at 3kms from the observatory. In the absence of national or regional laws enforcing protection to astronomical sites in Mexico, considerable effort has been needed to guarantee the conditions of the site. We present the studies carried out to ensure the protection of the Guillermo Haro Observatory from pollution due to dust, light and vibrations.

  13. EMSO: European multidisciplinary seafloor observatory

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    Favali, Paolo [Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Roma (Italy); Universita degli Studi di Roma ' La Sapienza' , P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma (Italy)], E-mail: emsopp@ingv.it; Beranzoli, Laura [Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Roma (Italy)

    2009-04-11

    EMSO has been identified by the ESFRI Report 2006 as one of the Research Infrastructures that European members and associated states are asked to develop in the next decades. It will be based on a European-scale network of multidisciplinary seafloor observatories from the Arctic to the Black Sea with the aim of long-term real-time monitoring of processes related to geosphere/biosphere/hydrosphere interactions. EMSO will enhance our understanding of processes, providing long time series data for the different phenomenon scales which constitute the new frontier for study of Earth interior, deep-sea biology and chemistry, and ocean processes. The development of an underwater network is based on past EU projects and is supported by several EU initiatives, such as the on-going ESONET-NoE, aimed at strengthening the ocean observatories' scientific and technological community. The EMSO development relies on the synergy between the scientific community and industry to improve European competitiveness with respect to countries such as USA, Canada and Japan. Within the FP7 Programme launched in 2006, a call for Preparatory Phase (PP) was issued in order to support the foundation of the legal and organisational entity in charge of building up and managing the infrastructure, and coordinating the financial effort among the countries. The EMSO-PP project, coordinated by the Italian INGV with participation by 11 institutions from as many European countries, started in April 2008 and will last four years.

  14. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance

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    Kembhavi, Ajit

    Over the last few years Astronomical Virtual Observatory (VO) projects have been initiated in several countries. The aim of these projects is to make astronomical data gathered in all ways and in all places available to every person who may need it along with appropriate software for data access analysis visualization and interpretation. The VO projects largely work in their own ways and with their own priorities shaped by scientific interests and available resources. For the VO concept to be successful these efforts have to be meshed together seamlessly through interoperability standards new data formats which take into account emerging technology and software developed in forms which are largely independent of platforms and operating systems. It is also necessary to develop computing grids which will cross national and project boundaries and can be accessed by any researcher who wishes to use the data mountains. This process of integration and assimilation is to be fostered through international alliances spanning various VO efforts. I will describe in my talk formal alliances like the International Virtual Observatory as well as specific bilateral and multilateral collaborations between individuals institutions or projects and the VO related products that have been launched through these collaborations.

  15. Análisis cultural e historiográfico de la romería del Rocío en el documental de Fernando Ruiz Vergara

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    César Rina Simón

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Rocío, documental dirigido por Fernando Ruiz Vergara sobre la popular romería de Almonte, generó un amplio debate en la década de los ochenta en torno a los límites de la memoria y el significado de la fiesta y la celebración religiosa en el horizonte convulso de la “transición” política. Más allá de la polémica generada a cerca de la represión franquista y la censura del filme, nos proponemos analizar desde una perspectiva cultural e historiográfica el guión de Ana Vila, sus aportaciones y lagunas a la hora de comprender los significados de la romería.Palabras clave: Virgen del Rocío, romería, ritual, religiosidad “popular”, Fernando Ruiz de Vergara.________________Cultural and historiographical analysis of the pilgrimage of El Rocío in the documentary directed by Fernando Ruiz Vergara.Abstract:Rocío, was a documentary directed by Fernando Ruiz Vergara about the popular pilgrimage to Almonte. In the ‘80s, during the Spanish “Transition” to democracy, the documentary generated an ample discussion about the limits of the memory and the meaning of the festivity and religious ceremony. We leave behind the controversy associated with the repression and censorship of the film under the Franco’s Era, and analyse Ana Vila’s script from a cultural and historiographical standpoint, its contributions and gaps in understanding the meaning of the pilgrimage.Keywords: The Virgin of El Rocío, Pilgrimage, Ritual, “Popular” Religiosity, Fernando Ruiz de Vergara.

  16. Worldwide R&D of Virtual Observatory

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    2007-01-01

    Virtual Observatory (VO) is a data intensive online astronomical research and education environment, taking advantages of advanced information technologies to achieve seamless and uniform access to astronomical information. The concept of VO was introduced in late of 1990s to meet challenges brought up with data avalanche in astronomy. This paper reviews current status of International Virtual Observatory Alliance, technical highlights from world wide VO projects, and a brief introduction of Chinese Virtual Observatory.

  17. Politica come intrattenimento. Un’analisi della “messa in scena” politica di Fernando Collor de Mello

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    Paula Diehl

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    Full Text Available  Dopo gli anni 1980, la comunicazione politica delle e dei politici è diventata sempre più ibrida, mescolando intrattenimento e rappresentazione politica. Politici come Silvio Berlusconi, Beppe Grillo, ma anche Barack Obama pongono il proprio corpo al centro della rappresentazione mediatica, utilizzandolo non solo come canale di comunicazione, ma anche come fonte di intrattenimento. Prima ancora della “discesa in campo” di Silvio Berlusconi, il caso dell’ex presidente brasiliano Fernando Alfonso Collor de Mello mostra già nel 1989, in modo emblematico, come la fusione di politica e intrattenimento è diventata una delle principale tendenze della comunicazione politica. L’analisi della sua messa in scena da chiarezza a questa tendenza e rivela un fenomeno nuovo della messa in scena mediatica: l’apparizione del terzo corpo del politico.

  18. Empresas o divisas de Isabel de Castilla y Fernando de Aragón (los Reyes Católicos

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    Sagrario López Poza

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The kings Isabel I of Castile (1451-1504 and Fernando II of Aragon (1452-1516, well-known with Catholic Monarchs title, granted by Pope Alexander VI in 1496, made wide use of devises or imprese as a personal way of representation. Some of them were incorporated to the coat of arms of Spain during their reign, and today we can still see them sculptured in the stone of buildings of 15th and 16th centuries, painted in walls or ceilings or embroidered in flags. Several historians and philologists have tried to make sense of the main imprese used by these kings, but they have succeeded only partially. Emblems provide important information in order to understand the meaning (as it was in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries of the imprese with the motto TANTO MONTA. Besides that well-known devise, the Catholic Monarchs used others to which little attention has been paid till now.

  19. José Fernando Ramírez: su último exilio europeo y la suerte de su última biblioteca

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    ERASMO SÁENZ CARRET

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    Full Text Available José Fernando Ramírez estuvo exiliado en dos ocasiones en Europa y con ello logró enriquecer sus fuentes historiográficas. Revisando la subasta de Londres de 1880, donde fueron vendidas las obras de la segunda biblioteca de este personaje, encontré la riqueza de su acervo bibliográfico: códices, incunables y obras primigenias para la Historia de México. Gran parte del mismo no se quedó en el país y algunas de sus obras se encuentran en España, Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido. Falta localizar la ubicación de su última y más decisiva biblioteca, la de su etapa en la Ciudad de México y en el exilio europeo.

  20. La joven poesía de Caldas: Fernando Mejía Mejía

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    Adel López Gómez

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    Full Text Available Carlos López Narváez, gran poeta y letrado, cuya autoridad crítica está fuera de toda discusión, ha dicho de Fernando Mejía Mejía que es "un poeta en quien lo más seductor es la personalidad y temperamento del artista, sin el banal disfraz de originalidades rebuscadas; un poeta que procede bajo la norma de la naturaleza, también en los laboratorios del alma, existe en profundidad; un poeta, en fin, que dentro de su hombría deja gorjear al niño: suma que constituye una de las más raras virtudes que puedan existir".

  1. A VELHICE NÃO CONTEMPLADA: INVISIBILIDADE DAS DEMANDAS SOCIAIS DA PESSOA IDOSA EM FERNANDO DE NORONHA - NORDESTE DO BRASIL

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    Sálvea de Oliveira Campelo e Paiva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste trabalho é apresentar informações epidemiológicas e reflexões sobre os padrões e as desigualdades no processo de envelhecimento. Os resultados da pesquisa sobre o perfil socioeconômico e epidemiológico da população idosa do Distrito Estadual de Fernando de Noronha (DEFN, PE, e uma leitura crítica analisando o IDH, a prevalência de déficit cognitivo, as taxas de envelhecimento e as condições de vida encontradas na ilha reforçam o tom de invisibilidade e negligência das demandas sociais do segmento mais velho da população no conteúdo das políticas públicas do país. Palavras-chave: processo de envelhecimento; desigualdade social; saúde do idoso.

  2. The Notion of Revolutionary War in Fernando Landazábal Reyes and its Repercussions in Colombian Armed Conflict

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    Edgar Velásquez Rivera

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    Full Text Available One of the characteristics of the armed Colombian conflict is the murder of civilians by the members of organisms of national security, who accuse those they kill of participating in a subversive strategy led by the Colombian Communist Party, which in turn supposedly originates in the revolutionary war, antithesis of the classic war. In Colombia, the phenomenon of revolutionary war has been approached in depth by the officer Fernando Landazábal Reyes. This article tries to show the principal features of the revolutionary war, from the perspective of the mentioned military man and the way since it could have reverberated in the armed colombian conflict.

  3. The homoerotic images in Ode Marítima by Fernando Pessoa. Diving in the unfathomable: sea and imaginary

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    Ella Ferreira Bispo

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    Full Text Available The core discussion in this paper focuses on the apprehension of the imaginary corresponding to the social reality of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935. Our main concern lies on its descriptive effects according to an analysis of the homoerotic images that can be grasped in Ode Marítima by Álvaro de Campos, Pessoa’s most undisciplined and impetuous heteronym. Ode Marítima was first published in 1925 in Orpheu, a magazine that gave rise to Portuguese Modernism. We believe that the issues we highlight herein, based on the confrontation between the anguish felt by the ‘lyric I’ and the ‘closet’ (Sedgwick, 2007, permit a glimpse of the Pessoan imaginary coercively marked by heteronormativity.

  4. Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview

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    Ivan Sazima

    Full Text Available An update is presented for fish species associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic, providing a general view of their diversity. The associates are mostly reef-dwelling fishes that feed on the dolphin wastes. Twelve species are habitual or occasional plankton-eaters and two species are herbivores that occasionally forage on floating pieces of algae. One species is a strict carnivore, one species is a hitchhiker that forages on a variety of foods including parasites and dead tissue from the dolphins, and one species is a carnivore that joins the dolphin groups to forage on schools of small fishes or squids. We predict that the list of fish associated with spinner dolphins will expand mostly with addition of habitual or occasional plankton-eaters.

  5. Lealtad y fidelidad: la proclamación del rey Fernando VII en Cartago, provincia de Costa Rica, 1809

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    Guillermo Brenes Tencio

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    Full Text Available Durante el período colonial, las fiestas reales convierten a las ciudades hispanoamericanas en el escenario público en que se representa el fascinante espectáculo del imaginario monárquico. Todas las colonias del Imperio español en América proclamaban a un monarca físicamente ausente, pero materializado simbólicamente a través de representaciones discursivas e iconográficas. En este escrito se describen y analizan los aspectos más interesantes de la proclamación o ceremonia de jura del rey Fernando VII, en la ciudad colonial de Cartago, entre los días 15 y 23 de enero de 1809.

  6. Al compás del fin del mundo: La Virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    María Amalia Barchiesi

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    Full Text Available The novel La Virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins (1994 by Fernando Vallejo offers a terrifying vision of the apocalyptic and cultural transformations that took place in Colombia from receipt of the globalizing economic policies of the late nineteenth century. This is how a communication model circulated, based mainly on the acoustics which promoted interference and disruption in intersubjective relations, generating destruction and violence. The countless allusions to John’s Book of Revelation in the novel gives a prophetic and eschatological sense to the acoustic signs of an unfinished and devastating modernity which plagued Colombia at the end of last century, with no possibility of salvation. Vallejo's novel attributes this apocalyptic sense the "revelation" of an essential truth of the world and the people of Latin America, the crude unveiling of something hidden and secret, that is, the incorporeal effects of acoustic devices which, consciously or unconsciously, trigger and feed violence in Colombia.

  7. A new Magnetic Observatory in Pantanal - Brazil

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    Siqueira, F.; Pinheiro, K.; Linthe, H.

    2013-05-01

    The aim of a Magnetic Observatory is to register the variations of the Earth's magnetic field in a long temporal scale. Using this data it is possible to study field variations of both external and internal origins. The external variations concern interactions between the magnetosphere and the solar wind, in general are measured in a short time scale. The internal field generated by convection of a high electrical conductivity fluid in the external core by a mechanism known as the geodynamo. Usually the internal field time variations are longer than in the external field and are called secular variations. Measurements carried out over the last century suggest that field intensity is decreasing rapidly. The decreasing of the field's intensity is not the same around the globe, especially at the SAMA (South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly) regions, where this reduction is occurring faster. The global distribution of magnetic observatories is uneven, with few observatories in South America. In Brazil, there are three magnetic observatories, but only Vassouras Observatory (VSS- RJ) is part of the INTERMAGNET network. The National Observatory has plans to install seven new observatories in Brazil. Pantanal was the chosen location for installing the first observatory because of its privileged location, close to the SAMA region, and its data can contribute to more information about its origin. We followed the procedures suggested by the IAGA to build this observatory. The first step is to perform a magnetic survey in order to avoid strong magnetic gradients in the location where the absolute and variometers houses will be installed. The next step, the construction of the observatory, includes the selection of special non-magnetic material for the variometer and absolute houses. All materials used were previously tested using a proton magnetometer GSM-19. After construction of the whole infrastructure, the equipment was installed. This Project is a cooperation between Brazilian

  8. Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory as Cultural Centre

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    Mickaelian, A. M.; Farmanyan, S. V.

    2017-07-01

    NAS RA V. Ambartsumian Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory is presented as a cultural centre for Armenia and the Armenian nation in general. Besides being scientific and educational centre, the Observatory is famous for its unique architectural ensemble, rich botanical garden and world of birds, as well as it is one of the most frequently visited sightseeing of Armenia. In recent years, the Observatory has also taken the initiative of the coordination of the Cultural Astronomy in Armenia and in this field, unites the astronomers, historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, culturologists, literary critics, linguists, art historians and other experts. Keywords: Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, architecture, botanic garden, tourism, Cultural Astronomy.

  9. Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview

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    Ivan Sazima

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available An update is presented for fish species associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic, providing a general view of their diversity. The associates are mostly reef-dwelling fishes that feed on the dolphin wastes. Twelve species are habitual or occasional plankton-eaters and two species are herbivores that occasionally forage on floating pieces of algae. One species is a strict carnivore, one species is a hitchhiker that forages on a variety of foods including parasites and dead tissue from the dolphins, and one species is a carnivore that joins the dolphin groups to forage on schools of small fishes or squids. We predict that the list of fish associated with spinner dolphins will expand mostly with addition of habitual or occasional plankton-eaters.Uma atualização é apresentada sobre as espécies de peixes associados a golfinhos-rotadores no Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atlântico Ocidental, fornecendo uma visão geral sobre sua diversidade. Os peixes associados são principalmente habitantes recifais que se alimentam de dejetos dos golfinhos. Doze espécies são planctófagas habituais ou ocasionais e duas são herbívoras que se alimentam ocasionalmente de algas à deriva. Uma espécie é carnívora estrita, uma vive fixada aos golfinhos e seu alimento é variado, incluindo parasitos e tecido morto dos golfinhos, e uma é carnívora que se junta aos grupos de golfinhos durante a caça a peixes e lulas. Prevemos que a lista de peixes associados a golfinhos-rotadores seja expandida principalmente com adição de planctófagos habituais ou ocasionais.

  10. Fernando de Antequera y el Compromiso de Caspe : ¿una incorporación a España?

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    Jose Luís Martín

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    Full Text Available Utilizando los mismos documentos, historiadores castellanistas y catalanistas han ofrecido visiones completamente opuestas sobre el Compromiso de Caspe, en el que fue elegido el castellano Fernando de Antequera rey de Aragón. Unos y otros se sitúan en el siglo XX y trasladan a 1412 sus opiniones sobre las ventajas e inconvenientes de la unidad de España y, según sea su planteamiento, ofrecen una versión negativa de Caspe, quienes creen que Cataluña debe recuperar la independencia de tiempos medievales, o dan una versión altamente positiva, convencidos de que Caspe propició la formación de España, la unión de las Coronas de Castilla y de Aragón.Using the same documents, castiiians and catalonians historians have given compietely different approaches about the Agreement of Caspe, by which the castlllan Fernando de Antequera was elected KIng of Aragón. Both groups of historians belong to the 20th century and transfer to the year 1412 thelr view about the advantages and Inconvenlents of the Spanish Unity. Depending on thelr opinión, there is a negativo versión of that agreement by those who belleve that Catatonía should recover the independence of the middle - ages time. Others give a highiy positivo versión as they are convinced that Caspe favoured the birth of Spain with the joint of the Crowns of Castiie and Aragón.

  11. San Cástulo

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    Jaramillo, Tania

    2014-01-01

    Porque no te acercas y nos entendemos, nos vamos cayendo por el lucro de la colonia, nos perdemos en la esquina de san Cástulo y nos vamos volando a Eleuterio, en una noche, que la luna nos vigile, que nos aguarde, que retrase el día, y la gente permanezca dormida o despierta pero temerosa de la noche, de los policías y los delincuentes, de los violadores y de nosotros, de la vida nocturna, de ese lugar oscuro en alguna parte, donde nos convertimos y aullamos.

  12. San Cástulo

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    Jaramillo, Tania

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    Porque no te acercas y nos entendemos, nos vamos cayendo por el lucro de la colonia, nos perdemos en la esquina de san Cástulo y nos vamos volando a Eleuterio, en una noche, que la luna nos vigile, que nos aguarde, que retrase el día, y la gente permanezca dormida o despierta pero temerosa de la noche, de los policías y los delincuentes, de los violadores y de nosotros, de la vida nocturna, de ese lugar oscuro en alguna parte, donde nos convertimos y aullamos.

  13. Coma blisters sans coma.

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    Heinisch, Silke; Loosemore, Michael; Cusack, Carrie A; Allen, Herbert B

    2012-09-01

    Coma blisters (CBs) are self-limited lesions that occur in regions of pressure during unconscious states classically induced by barbiturates. We report a case of CBs sans coma that were histologically confirmed in a 41-year-old woman who developed multiple tense abdominal bullae with surrounding erythema following a transatlantic flight. Interestingly, the patient was fully conscious and denied medication use or history of medical conditions. A clinical diagnosis of CBs was confirmed by histopathologic findings of eccrine gland necrosis, a hallmark of these bulIous lesions.

  14. Virtual Energetic Particle Observatory (VEPO)

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    Cooper, John F.; Lal, Nand; McGuire, Robert E.; Szabo, Adam; Narock, Thomas W.; Armstrong, Thomas P.; Manweiler, Jerry W.; Patterson, J. Douglas; Hill, Matthew E.; Vandergriff, Jon D.; McKibben, Robert B.; Lopate, Clifford; Tranquille, Cecil

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    The Virtual Energetic Particle Observatory (VEPO) focuses on improved discovery, access, and usability of heliospheric energetic particle and ancillary data products from selected spacecraft and sub-orbital instruments of the heliophysics data environment. The energy range of interest extends over the full range of particle acceleration from keV energies of suprathermal seed particles to GeV energies of galactic cosmic ray particles. Present spatial coverage is for operational and legacy spacecraft operating from the inner to the outer heliosphere, e.g. from measurements by the two Helios spacecraft to 0.3 AU to the inner heliosheath region now being traversed by the two Voyager spacecraft. This coverage will eventually be extended inward to ten solar radii by the planned NASA solar probe mission and at the same time beyond the heliopause into the outer heliosheath by continued Voyager operations. The geospace fleet of spacecraft providing near-Earth interplanetary measurements, selected magnetospheric spacecraft providing direct measurements of penetrating interplanetary energetic particles, and interplanetary cruise measurements from planetary spacecraft missions further extend VEPO resources to the domain of geospace and planetary interactions. Ground-based (e.g., neutron monitor) and high-altitude suborbital measurements can expand coverage to the highest energies of galactic cosmic rays affected by heliospheric interaction and of solar energetic particles. Science applications include investigation of solar flare and coronal mass ejection events. acceleration and transport of interplanetary particles within the inner heliosphere, cosmic ray interactions with planetary surfaces and atmospheres, sources of suprathermal and anomalous cosmic ray ions in the outer heliosphere, and solar cycle modulation of galactic cosmic rays. Robotic and human exploration, and eventual habitation, of planetary and space environments beyond the Earth require knowledge of radiation

  15. OPTICON and the Virtual Observatory

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    2000-01-01

    The challenges of multi-wavelength astrophysics require new outlooks from those appropriate to traditional astronomy. The next generation of research scientists must be trained to exploit the potentiality now being provided for the first time. Just as importantly, the full range of available information must be indexed and made available, to avoid wasteful repeat observations, or incomplete analyses. Perhaps the greatest challenge in the immediate future is to ensure the wealth of multi-wavelength data already available, and being accumulated, is available for efficient scientific exploitation. The difference between observations in a depositary and a fully-operational data archive is the difference between waste and cutting-edge science. The EU Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON) provides a forum to coordinate and develop the many national and international efforts and desires leading towards an operational virtial observatory.

  16. Autonomous Infrastructure for Observatory Operations

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    Seaman, R.

    This is an era of rapid change from ancient human-mediated modes of astronomical practice to a vision of ever larger time domain surveys, ever bigger "big data", to increasing numbers of robotic telescopes and astronomical automation on every mountaintop. Over the past decades, facets of a new autonomous astronomical toolkit have been prototyped and deployed in support of numerous space missions. Remote and queue observing modes have gained significant market share on the ground. Archives and data-mining are becoming ubiquitous; astroinformatic techniques and virtual observatory standards and protocols are areas of active development. Astronomers and engineers, planetary and solar scientists, and researchers from communities as diverse as particle physics and exobiology are collaborating on a vast range of "multi-messenger" science. What then is missing?

  17. IAXO - The International Axion Observatory

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    The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) is a next generation axion helioscope aiming at a sensitivity to the axion-photon coupling of a few 10^{-12} GeV^{-1}, i.e. 1-1.5 orders of magnitude beyond sensitivities achieved by the currently most sensitive axion helioscope, the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST). Crucial factors in improving the sensitivity for IAXO are the increase of the magnetic field volume together with the extensive use of x-ray focusing optics and low background detectors, innovations already successfully tested at CAST. Electron-coupled axions invoked to explain the white dwarf cooling, relic axions, and a large variety of more generic axion-like particles (ALPs) along with other novel excitations at the low-energy frontier of elementary particle physics could provide additional physics motivation for IAXO.

  18. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

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    Haubold, Hans J; UN/ESA/NASA Workshop on the International Heliophysical Year 2007 and Basic Space Science, hosted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

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    This book represents Volume II of the Proceedings of the UN/ESA/NASA Workshop on the International Heliophysical Year 2007 and Basic Space Science, hosted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, 18 - 22 June, 2007. It covers two programme topics explored in this and past workshops of this nature: (i) non-extensive statistical mechanics as applicable to astrophysics, addressing q-distribution, fractional reaction and diffusion, and the reaction coefficient, as well as the Mittag-Leffler function and (ii) the TRIPOD concept, developed for astronomical telescope facilities. The companion publication, Volume I of the proceedings of this workshop, is a special issue in the journal Earth, Moon, and Planets, Volume 104, Numbers 1-4, April 2009.

  19. Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory

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    Figueroa, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes the technical parameters and the technical staff of the VLBI system at the fundamental station GGAO. It also gives an overview about the VLBI activities during the report year. The Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO) consists of a 5-meter radio telescope for VLBI, a new 12-meter radio telescope for VLBI2010 development, a 1-meter reference antenna for microwave holography development, an SLR site that includes MOBLAS-7, the NGSLR development system, and a 48" telescope for developmental two-color Satellite Laser Ranging, a GPS timing and development lab, a DORIS system, meteorological sensors, and a hydrogen maser. In addition, we are a fiducial IGS site with several IGS/IGSX receivers. GGAO is located on the east coast of the United States in Maryland. It is approximately 15 miles NNE of Washington, D.C. in Greenbelt, Maryland.

  20. The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory

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    Grassi, Marco

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    The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a large and high precision liquid scintillator detector under construction in the south of China. With its 20 kt target mass, it aims to achieve an unprecedented 3% energy resolution at 1 MeV. Its main goal is to study the disappearance of reactor antineutrino to determine the neutrino mass ordering, and to precisely measure the mixing parameters $\\theta_{12}$, $\\Delta m^2_{12}$, and $\\Delta m ^2_{ee}$. It also aims to detect neutrinos emitted from radioactive processes taking place within the inner layers of the Earth (geonutrinos), as well as neutrinos produced during rare supernova bursts. Neutrinos emitted in solar nuclear reactions could also be observed, if stringent radiopurity requirements on the scintillator are met. This manuscript provides some highlights of JUNO's Physics Programme, and describes the detector design, as well as the ongoing detector R&D.

  1. San Diego's Capital Planning Process

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    Lytton, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article describes San Diego's capital planning process. As part of its capital planning process, the San Diego Unified School District has developed a systematic analysis of functional quality at each of its school sites. The advantage of this approach is that it seeks to develop and apply quantifiable metrics and standards for the more…

  2. Los Angeles og San Francisco

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    Ørstrup, Finn Rude

    1998-01-01

    Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H......Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H...

  3. TUM Critical Zone Observatory, Germany

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    Völkel, Jörg; Eden, Marie

    2014-05-01

    Founded 2011 the TUM Critical Zone Observatory run by the Technische Universität München and partners abroad is the first CZO within Germany. TUM CZO is both, a scientific as well as an education project. It is a watershed based observatory, but moving behind this focus. In fact, two mountainous areas are integrated: (1) The Ammer Catchment area as an alpine and pre alpine research area in the northern limestone Alps and forelands south of Munich; (2) the Otter Creek Catchment in the Bavarian Forest with a crystalline setting (Granite, Gneiss) as a mid mountainous area near Regensburg; and partly the mountainous Bavarian Forest National Park. The Ammer Catchment is a high energy system as well as a sensitive climate system with past glacial elements. The lithology shows mostly carbonates from Tertiary and Mesozoic times (e.g. Flysch). Source-to-sink processes are characteristic for the Ammer Catchment down to the last glacial Ammer Lake as the regional erosion and deposition base. The consideration of distal depositional environments, the integration of upstream and downstream landscape effects are characteristic for the Ammer Catchment as well. Long term datasets exist in many regards. The Otter Creek catchment area is developed in a granitic environment, rich in saprolites. As a mid mountainous catchment the energy system is facing lower stage. Hence, it is ideal comparing both of them. Both TUM CZO Catchments: The selected catchments capture the depositional environment. Both catchment areas include historical impacts and rapid land use change. Crosscutting themes across both sites are inbuilt. Questions of ability to capture such gradients along climosequence, chronosequence, anthroposequence are essential.

  4. HELIO: A Heliospheric Virtual Observatory

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    Aboudarham, J.; Bentley, R. D.; Csillaghy, A.

    2012-09-01

    HELIO, the Heliophysics Integrated Observatory, is a Research Infrastructure funded under EC's FP7 Capacities Specific Programme. It began in June 2009 for three years. It will provide the heliophysics research community with an integrated e-infrastructure that has no equivalent anywhere else. The project objectives are as follows: - to create a collaborative environment where scientists can discover, understand and model the connection between solar phenomena, interplanetary disturbances and their effects on the planets (esp. the Earth) - to establish a consensus on standards for describing all heliophysical data and champion them within international standards bodies, e.g. the IVOA - to develop new ways to interact with a virtual observatory that are more closely aligned with the way researchers wish to use the data. HELIO is based on a Service-Oriented architecture. For this purpose, HELIO developed a Front End, which facilitates the search for data, using series of search metadata services covering different domains (many Events and Features available; use of context information to refine selection); Services to identify and retrieve observations based on search results (knows which data are stored where and how to access them); Enabling services such as tools to find and track events/phenomena in 4D environment (i.e. including the propagation of phenomena). Services can be used individually or combined through workflow capability. Heliophysics Event Catalogue and Heliophysics Features Catalogue provide a specific access to information concerning phenomena that occur in the Solar system. A semantic-driven approach is used to integrate data from different domains, based on ontology derived from existing data models. Thirteen partners from Europe and US are involved in this project. And although it is not completed, a prototype is already available, which can be accessed through HELIO web site (http://www.helio-vo.eu/).

  5. WIMPs search at OTO Cosmo Observatory

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    Fushimi, K.; Ichihara, K.; Koori, N.; Nakayama, S.; Shichijo, Y.; Ogawa, I.; Yoshida, S.; Ajimura, S.; Hazama, R.; Ishikawa, Y.; Itamura, M.; Kishimoto, T.; Kunitomi, G.; Matsuoka, K.; Miyawaki, H.; Shiomi, S.; Suzuki, N.; Tanaka, Y.; Umehara, S.; Ejiri, H.; Kudomi, N.; Kume, K.; Takahisa, K.; Ohsumi, H.; Yanagida, Y.

    2003-03-01

    WIMPs dark matter and double beta decays has been studied at OTO Cosmo Observatory. The observatory has great advantages of small cosmic ray flux, small neutron flux and small radon density. The recent status of WIMPs search by huge NaI (ELEGANT V), large CaF2Eu) (ELEGANT VI) and high sesitive NaI detector are reported.

  6. HAWC observatory catches first gamma rays

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    Frías Villegas, Gabriela

    2013-06-01

    The world's largest and most modern gamma-ray observatory has carried out its first successful observations. Located inside the Pico de Orizaba national park in the Mexican state of Puebla, the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) is a collaboration between 26 Mexican and US institutions.

  7. Highlights from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Letessier-Selvon, Antoine; for the Pierre Auger Collaboration, [No Value; :, [No Value; Aab, A.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Ahlers, M.; Ahn, E. J.; Albuquerque, I. F. M.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Allison, P.; Almela, A.; Alvarez Castillo, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Alves Batista, R.; Ambrosio, M.; Aminaei, A.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Antivcic, T.; Aramo, C.; Arqueros, F.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avenier, M.; Avila, G.; Badescu, A. M.; Barber, K. B.; Bardenet, R.; Baeuml, J.; Baus, C.; Beatty, J. J.; Becker, K. H.; Belletoile, A.; Bellido, J. A.; BenZvi, S.; Berat, C.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blanco, F.; Blanco, M.; Bleve, C.; Blumer, H.; Bohacova, M.; Boncioli, D.; Bonifazi, C.; Bonino, R.; Borodai, N.; Brack, J.; Brancus, I.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Burton, R. E.; Buscemi, M.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Caccianiga, B.; Caccianiga, L.; Candusso, M.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Castellina, A.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Cheng, S. H.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chudoba, J.; Cilmo, M.; Clay, R. W.; Cocciolo, G.; Colalillo, R.; Collica, L.; Coluccia, M. R.; Conceicao, R.; Contreras, F.; Cook, H.; Cooper, M. J.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Criss, A.; Cronin, J.; Curutiu, A.; Dallier, R.; Daniel, B.; Dasso, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; De Domenico, M.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Vega, G.; de Mello Junior, W. J. M.; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Souza, V.; de Vries, K. D.; del Peral, L.; Deligny, O.; Dembinski, H.; Dhital, N.; Di Giulio, C.; Diaz, J. C.; Diaz Castro, M. L.; Diep, P. N.; Diogo, F.; Dobrigkeit, C.; Docters, W.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dong, P. N.; Dorofeev, A.; dos Anjos, J. C.; Dova, M. T.; Ebr, J.; Engel, R.; Erdmann, M.; Escobar, C. O.; Espadanal, J.; Etchegoyen, A.; Facal San Luis, P.; Falcke, H.; Fang, K.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferguson, A. P.; Fick, B.; Figueira, J. M.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Foerster, N.; Fox, B. D.; Fracchiolla, C. E.; Fraenkel, E. D.; Fratu, O.; Frohlich, U.; Fuchs, B.; Gaior, R.; Gamarra, R. F.; Gambetta, S.; Garcia, B.; Garcia Roca, S. T.; Garcia-Gamez, D.; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Garilli, G.; Gascon Bravo, A.; Gemmeke, H.; Ghia, P. L.; Giller, M.; Gitto, J.; Glaser, C.; Glass, H.; Gomez Albarracin, F.; Gomez Berisso, M.; Gomez Vitale, P. F.; Goncalves, P.; Gonzalez, J. G.; Gookin, B.; Gorgi, A.; Gorham, P.; Gouffon, P.; Grebe, S.; Griffith, N.; Grillo, A. F.; Grubb, T. D.; Guardincerri, Y.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harrison, T. A.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hebbeker, T.; Heck, D.; Herve, A. E.; Hill, G. C.; Hojvat, C.; Hollon, N.; Homola, P.; Hoerandel, J. R.; Horvath, P.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huber, D.; Huege, T.; Insolia, A.; Isar, P. G.; Jansen, S.; Jarne, C.; Josebachuili, M.; Kadija, K.; Kambeitz, O.; Kampert, K. 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O.; Medina, C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Melissas, M.; Melo, D.; Menichetti, E.; Menshikov, A.; Messina, S.; Meyhandan, R.; Micanovic, S.; Micheletti, M. I.; Middendorf, L.; Minaya, I. A.; Miramonti, L.; Mitrica, B.; Molina-Bueno, L.; Mollerach, S.; Monasor, M.; Monnier Ragaigne, D.; Montanet, F.; Morales, B.; Morello, C.; Moreno, J. C.; Mostafa, M.; Moura, C. A.; Muller, M. A.; Muller, G.; Munchmeyer, M.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navarro, J. L.; Navas, S.; Necesal, P.; Nellen, L.; Nelles, A.; Neuser, J.; Nhung, P. T.; Niechciol, M.; Niemietz, L.; Niggemann, T.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Novzka, L.; Oehlschlager, J.; Olinto, A.; Oliveira, M.; Ortiz, M.; Pacheco, N.; Pakk Selmi-Dei, D.; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Palmieri, N.; Parente, G.; Parra, A.; Pastor, S.; Paul, T.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Pesce, R.; Petermann, E.; Petrera, S.; Petrolini, A.; Petrov, Y.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pieroni, P.; Pimenta, M.; Pirronello, V.; Platino, M.; Plum, M.; Pontz, M.; Porcelli, A.; Preda, T.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Quel, E. J.; Querchfeld, S.; Quinn, S.; Rautenberg, J.; Ravel, O.; Ravignani, D.; Revenu, B.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Ristori, P.; Rivera, H.; Rizi, V.; Roberts, J.; Rodrigues de Carvalho, W.; Rodriguez Cabo, I.; Rodriguez Fernandez, G.; Rodriguez Martino, J.; Rodriguez Rojo, J.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. D.; Ros, G.; Rosado, J.; Rossler, T.; Roth, M.; Rouille-d'Orfeuil, B.; Roulet, E.; Rovero, A. C.; Ruhle, C.; Saffi, S. J.; Saftoiu, A.; Salamida, F.; Salazar, H.; Salesa Greus, F.; Salina, G.; Sanchez, F.; Sanchez-Lucas, P.; Santo, C. E.; Santos, E.; Santos, E. M.; Sarazin, F.; Sarkar, B.; Sato, R.; Scharf, N.; Scherini, V.; Schieler, H.; Schiffer, P.; Schmidt, A.; Scholten, O.; Schoorlemmer, H.; Schovanek, P.; Schroeder, F. G.; Schulz, A.; Schulz, J.; Sciutto, S. J.; Scuderi, M.; Segreto, A.; Settimo, M.; Shadkam, A.; Shellard, R. C.; Sidelnik, I.; Sigl, G.; Sima, O.; Smialkowski, A.; Smida, R.; Snow, G. R.; Sommers, P.; Sorokin, J.; Spinka, H.; Squartini, R.; Srivastava, Y. N.; Stanic, S.; Stapleton, J.; Stasielak, J.; Stephan, M.; Straub, M.; Stutz, A.; Suarez, F.; Suomijarvi, T.; Supanitsky, A. D.; Susa, T.; Sutherland, M. S.; Swain, J.; Szadkowski, Z.; Szuba, M.; Tapia, A.; Tartare, M.; Tacscuau, O.; Tcaciuc, R.; Thao, N. T.; Tiffenberg, J.; Timmermans, C.; Tkaczyk, W.; Todero Peixoto, C. J.; Toma, G.; Tomankova, L.; Tome, B.; Tonachini, A.; Torralba Elipe, G.; Torres Machado, D.; Travnicek, P.; Tridapalli, D. B.; Trovato, E.; Tueros, M.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Valdes Galicia, J. F.; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van Aar, G.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Velzen, S.; van Vliet, A.; Varela, E.; Vargas Cardenas, B.; Varner, G.; Vazquez, J. R.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Verzi, V.; Vicha, J.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Wahlberg, H.; Wahrlich, P.; Wainberg, O.; Walz, D.; Watson, A. A.; Weber, M.; Weidenhaupt, K.; Weindl, A.; Werner, F.; Westerhoff, S.; Whelan, B. J.; Widom, A.; Wieczorek, G.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynska, B.; Wilczynski, H.; Will, M.; Williams, C.; Winchen, T.; Wundheiler, B.; Wykes, S.; Yamamoto, T.; Yapici, T.; Younk, P.; Yuan, G.; Yushkov, A.; Zamorano, B.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zaw, I.; Zepeda, A.; Zhou, J.; Zhu, Y.; Zimbres Silva, M.; Ziolkowski, M.; Martin, L.

    2013-01-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. Our current exposure reaches nearly 40,000 km$^2$ str and provides us with an unprecedented quality data set. The performance and stability of the detectors and their enhancements are described. Data analyses have led to a n

  8. Global Health Observatory (GHO): Life Expectancy

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  9. Highlights from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Letessier-Selvon, Antoine; for the Pierre Auger Collaboration, [No Value; :, [No Value; Aab, A.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Ahlers, M.; Ahn, E. J.; Albuquerque, I. F. M.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Allison, P.; Almela, A.; Alvarez Castillo, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Alves Batista, R.; Ambrosio, M.; Aminaei, A.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andringa, S.; Antivcic, T.; Aramo, C.; Arqueros, F.; Asorey, H.; Assis, P.; Aublin, J.; Ave, M.; Avenier, M.; Avila, G.; Badescu, A. M.; Barber, K. B.; Bardenet, R.; Baeuml, J.; Baus, C.; Beatty, J. J.; Becker, K. H.; Belletoile, A.; Bellido, J. A.; BenZvi, S.; Berat, C.; Bertou, X.; Biermann, P. L.; Billoir, P.; Blanco, F.; Blanco, M.; Bleve, C.; Blumer, H.; Bohacova, M.; Boncioli, D.; Bonifazi, C.; Bonino, R.; Borodai, N.; Brack, J.; Brancus, I.; Brogueira, P.; Brown, W. C.; Buchholz, P.; Bueno, A.; Burton, R. E.; Buscemi, M.; Caballero-Mora, K. S.; Caccianiga, B.; Caccianiga, L.; Candusso, M.; Caramete, L.; Caruso, R.; Castellina, A.; Cataldi, G.; Cazon, L.; Cester, R.; Cheng, S. H.; Chiavassa, A.; Chinellato, J. A.; Chudoba, J.; Cilmo, M.; Clay, R. W.; Cocciolo, G.; Colalillo, R.; Collica, L.; Coluccia, M. R.; Conceicao, R.; Contreras, F.; Cook, H.; Cooper, M. J.; Coutu, S.; Covault, C. E.; Criss, A.; Cronin, J.; Curutiu, A.; Dallier, R.; Daniel, B.; Dasso, S.; Daumiller, K.; Dawson, B. R.; de Almeida, R. M.; De Domenico, M.; de Jong, S. J.; De La Vega, G.; de Mello Junior, W. J. M.; de Mello Neto, J. R. T.; De Mitri, I.; de Souza, V.; de Vries, K. D.; del Peral, L.; Deligny, O.; Dembinski, H.; Dhital, N.; Di Giulio, C.; Diaz, J. C.; Diaz Castro, M. L.; Diep, P. N.; Diogo, F.; Dobrigkeit, C.; Docters, W.; D'Olivo, J. C.; Dong, P. N.; Dorofeev, A.; dos Anjos, J. C.; Dova, M. T.; Ebr, J.; Engel, R.; Erdmann, M.; Escobar, C. O.; Espadanal, J.; Etchegoyen, A.; Facal San Luis, P.; Falcke, H.; Fang, K.; Farrar, G.; Fauth, A. C.; Fazzini, N.; Ferguson, A. P.; Fick, B.; Figueira, J. M.; Filevich, A.; Filipcic, A.; Foerster, N.; Fox, B. D.; Fracchiolla, C. E.; Fraenkel, E. D.; Fratu, O.; Frohlich, U.; Fuchs, B.; Gaior, R.; Gamarra, R. F.; Gambetta, S.; Garcia, B.; Garcia Roca, S. T.; Garcia-Gamez, D.; Garcia-Pinto, D.; Garilli, G.; Gascon Bravo, A.; Gemmeke, H.; Ghia, P. L.; Giller, M.; Gitto, J.; Glaser, C.; Glass, H.; Gomez Albarracin, F.; Gomez Berisso, M.; Gomez Vitale, P. F.; Goncalves, P.; Gonzalez, J. G.; Gookin, B.; Gorgi, A.; Gorham, P.; Gouffon, P.; Grebe, S.; Griffith, N.; Grillo, A. F.; Grubb, T. D.; Guardincerri, Y.; Guarino, F.; Guedes, G. P.; Hansen, P.; Harari, D.; Harrison, T. A.; Harton, J. L.; Haungs, A.; Hebbeker, T.; Heck, D.; Herve, A. E.; Hill, G. C.; Hojvat, C.; Hollon, N.; Homola, P.; Hoerandel, J. R.; Horvath, P.; Hrabovsky, M.; Huber, D.; Huege, T.; Insolia, A.; Isar, P. G.; Jansen, S.; Jarne, C.; Josebachuili, M.; Kadija, K.; Kambeitz, O.; Kampert, K. H.; Karhan, P.; Kasper, P.; Katkov, I.; Kegl, B.; Keilhauer, B.; Keivani, A.; Kemp, E.; Kieckhafer, R. M.; Klages, H. O.; Kleifges, M.; Kleinfeller, J.; Knapp d, J.; Krause, R.; Krohm, N.; Kroemer, O.; Kruppke-Hansen, D.; Kuempel, D.; Kunka, N.; La Rosa, G.; LaHurd, D.; Latronico, L.; Lauer, R.; Lauscher, M.; Lautridou, P.; Le Coz, S.; Leao, M. S. A. B.; Lebrun, D.; Lebrun, P.; Leigui de Oliveira, M. A.; Lhenry-Yvon, I.; Link, K.; Lopez, R.; Lopez Aguera, A.; Louedec, K.; Lozano Bahilo, J.; Lu, L.; Lucero, A.; Ludwig, M.; Lyberis, H.; Maccarone, M. C.; Macolino, C.; Malacari, M.; Maldera, S.; Maller, J.; Mandat, D.; Mantsch, P.; Mariazzi, A. G.; Marin, V.; Maris, I. C.; Marquez Falcon, H. R.; Marsella, G.; Martello, D.; Martinez, H.; Martinez Bravo, O.; Martraire, D.; Masias Meza, J. J.; Mathes, H. J.; Matthews, J.; Matthews, J. A. J.; Matthiae, G.; Maurel, D.; Maurizio, D.; Mayotte, E.; Mazur, P. O.; Medina, C.; Medina-Tanco, G.; Melissas, M.; Melo, D.; Menichetti, E.; Menshikov, A.; Messina, S.; Meyhandan, R.; Micanovic, S.; Micheletti, M. I.; Middendorf, L.; Minaya, I. A.; Miramonti, L.; Mitrica, B.; Molina-Bueno, L.; Mollerach, S.; Monasor, M.; Monnier Ragaigne, D.; Montanet, F.; Morales, B.; Morello, C.; Moreno, J. C.; Mostafa, M.; Moura, C. A.; Muller, M. A.; Muller, G.; Munchmeyer, M.; Mussa, R.; Navarra, G.; Navarro, J. L.; Navas, S.; Necesal, P.; Nellen, L.; Nelles, A.; Neuser, J.; Nhung, P. T.; Niechciol, M.; Niemietz, L.; Niggemann, T.; Nitz, D.; Nosek, D.; Novzka, L.; Oehlschlager, J.; Olinto, A.; Oliveira, M.; Ortiz, M.; Pacheco, N.; Pakk Selmi-Dei, D.; Palatka, M.; Pallotta, J.; Palmieri, N.; Parente, G.; Parra, A.; Pastor, S.; Paul, T.; Pech, M.; Pekala, J.; Pelayo, R.; Pepe, I. M.; Perrone, L.; Pesce, R.; Petermann, E.; Petrera, S.; Petrolini, A.; Petrov, Y.; Piegaia, R.; Pierog, T.; Pieroni, P.; Pimenta, M.; Pirronello, V.; Platino, M.; Plum, M.; Pontz, M.; Porcelli, A.; Preda, T.; Privitera, P.; Prouza, M.; Quel, E. J.; Querchfeld, S.; Quinn, S.; Rautenberg, J.; Ravel, O.; Ravignani, D.; Revenu, B.; Ridky, J.; Riggi, S.; Risse, M.; Ristori, P.; Rivera, H.; Rizi, V.; Roberts, J.; Rodrigues de Carvalho, W.; Rodriguez Cabo, I.; Rodriguez Fernandez, G.; Rodriguez Martino, J.; Rodriguez Rojo, J.; Rodriguez-Frias, M. D.; Ros, G.; Rosado, J.; Rossler, T.; Roth, M.; Rouille-d'Orfeuil, B.; Roulet, E.; Rovero, A. C.; Ruhle, C.; Saffi, S. J.; Saftoiu, A.; Salamida, F.; Salazar, H.; Salesa Greus, F.; Salina, G.; Sanchez, F.; Sanchez-Lucas, P.; Santo, C. E.; Santos, E.; Santos, E. M.; Sarazin, F.; Sarkar, B.; Sato, R.; Scharf, N.; Scherini, V.; Schieler, H.; Schiffer, P.; Schmidt, A.; Scholten, O.; Schoorlemmer, H.; Schovanek, P.; Schroeder, F. G.; Schulz, A.; Schulz, J.; Sciutto, S. J.; Scuderi, M.; Segreto, A.; Settimo, M.; Shadkam, A.; Shellard, R. C.; Sidelnik, I.; Sigl, G.; Sima, O.; Smialkowski, A.; Smida, R.; Snow, G. R.; Sommers, P.; Sorokin, J.; Spinka, H.; Squartini, R.; Srivastava, Y. N.; Stanic, S.; Stapleton, J.; Stasielak, J.; Stephan, M.; Straub, M.; Stutz, A.; Suarez, F.; Suomijarvi, T.; Supanitsky, A. D.; Susa, T.; Sutherland, M. S.; Swain, J.; Szadkowski, Z.; Szuba, M.; Tapia, A.; Tartare, M.; Tacscuau, O.; Tcaciuc, R.; Thao, N. T.; Tiffenberg, J.; Timmermans, C.; Tkaczyk, W.; Todero Peixoto, C. J.; Toma, G.; Tomankova, L.; Tome, B.; Tonachini, A.; Torralba Elipe, G.; Torres Machado, D.; Travnicek, P.; Tridapalli, D. B.; Trovato, E.; Tueros, M.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Valdes Galicia, J. F.; Valino, I.; Valore, L.; van Aar, G.; van den Berg, A. M.; van Velzen, S.; van Vliet, A.; Varela, E.; Vargas Cardenas, B.; Varner, G.; Vazquez, J. R.; Vazquez, R. A.; Veberic, D.; Verzi, V.; Vicha, J.; Videla, M.; Villasenor, L.; Wahlberg, H.; Wahrlich, P.; Wainberg, O.; Walz, D.; Watson, A. A.; Weber, M.; Weidenhaupt, K.; Weindl, A.; Werner, F.; Westerhoff, S.; Whelan, B. J.; Widom, A.; Wieczorek, G.; Wiencke, L.; Wilczynska, B.; Wilczynski, H.; Will, M.; Williams, C.; Winchen, T.; Wundheiler, B.; Wykes, S.; Yamamoto, T.; Yapici, T.; Younk, P.; Yuan, G.; Yushkov, A.; Zamorano, B.; Zas, E.; Zavrtanik, D.; Zavrtanik, M.; Zaw, I.; Zepeda, A.; Zhou, J.; Zhu, Y.; Zimbres Silva, M.; Ziolkowski, M.; Martin, L.

    2013-01-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. Our current exposure reaches nearly 40,000 km$^2$ str and provides us with an unprecedented quality data set. The performance and stability of the detectors and their enhancements are described. Data analyses have led to a n

  10. Interpretações do Brasil: uma análise comparativa entre as ideias de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Júnior

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    Diogo Del Fiori

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe fazer uma comparação entre a visão de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Junior, identificando pontos de convergência entre as ideias de ambos os autores quando comparados com a interpretação do PCB, que defende a existência de restos feudais no Brasil e consequentemente uma revolução democrático – burguesa de conteúdo anti-feudal e anti-imperialista com foco na defesa da independência nacional. Para Caio Prado Junior, nunca houve feudalismo e o Brasil sempre esteve sujeito ao imperialismo e Fernando Henrique Cardoso argumenta a relação de dependência da burguesia nacional perante a burguesia internacional. O ponto de divergência entre ambos os autores é o período em que o Brasil é subordinado, sendo que para Caio Prado Junior é desde a colonização, com o imperialismo realizando seu domínio e épocas posteriores como a época do império e república e para Fernando Henrique Cardoso a partir da década de 1960 com a instalação das multinacionais.Abstract This article proposes a comparison between the vision of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Caio Prado Junior, identifying points of convergence between the ideas of both authors when compared with the interpretation of the PCB, which asserts the existence of feudal remnants in Brazil and consequently a revolution democratic - bourgeois content of anti-feudal and anti-imperialist with a focus on defense of national independence. For Caio Prado Júnior, there was never feudalism and Brazil has always been subject to imperialism and Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues the dependence of the national bourgeoisie against the international bourgeoisie. The point of divergence between both authors is the period in which Brazil is subordinate, and for Caio Prado Junior has since colonization, imperialism with its rule making and later times as the era of empire and republic, and for Fernando Henrique Cardoso from the 1960s with the installation of

  11. INTERPRETAÇÕES DO BRASIL: UMA ANÁLISE COMPARATIVA ENTRE AS IDEIAS DE FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO E CAIO PRADO JÚNIOR

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    Diogo Del Fiori

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo propõe fazer uma comparação entre a visão de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Junior, identificando pontos de convergência entre as idéias de ambos os autores quando comparados com a interpretação do PCB, que defende a existência de restos feudais no Brasil e consequentemente uma revolução democrático – burguesa de conteúdo anti-feudal e anti-imperialista com foco na defesa da independência nacional. Para Caio Prado Junior, nunca houve feudalismo e o Brasil sempre esteve sujeito ao imperialismo e Fernando Henrique Cardoso argumenta a relação de dependência da burguesia nacional perante a burguesia internacional. O ponto de divergência entre ambos os autores é o período em que o Brasil é subordinado, sendo que para Caio Prado Junior é desde a colonização, com o imperialismo realizando seu domínio e épocas posteriores como a época do império e república e para Fernando Henrique Cardoso a partir da década de 1960 com a instalação das multinacionais. Palavras Chave: dependência, burguesia, marxismo Palabras claves: la dependencia, la burguesia, el marxismo Summary This article proposes a comparison between the vision of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Caio Prado Junior, identifying points of convergence between the ideas of both authors when compared with the interpretation of the PCB, which asserts the existence of feudal remnants in Brazil and consequently a revolution democratic - bourgeois content of anti-feudal and anti-imperialist with a focus on defense of national independence. For Caio Prado Junior, there was never feudalism and Brazil has always been subject to imperialism and Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues the dependence of the national bourgeoisie against the international bourgeoisie. The point of divergence between both authors is the period in which Brazil is subordinate, and for Caio Prado Junior has since colonization, imperialism with its rule making and later times as the

  12. The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory

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    2015-01-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory, located on a vast, high plain in western Argentina, is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. The objectives of the Observatory are to probe the origin and characteristics of cosmic rays above $10^{17}$ eV and to study the interactions of these, the most energetic particles observed in nature. The Auger design features an array of 1660 water-Cherenkov particle detector stations spread over 3000 km$^2$ overlooked by 24 air fluorescence telescopes. In addition, three high elevation fluorescence telescopes overlook a 23.5 km$^2$, 61 detector infill array. The Observatory has been in successful operation since completion in 2008 and has recorded data from an exposure exceeding 40,000 km$^2$ sr yr. This paper describes the design and performance of the detectors, related subsystems and infrastructure that make up the Auger Observatory.

  13. The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory

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    Pierre Auger Collaboration

    2015-10-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory, located on a vast, high plain in western Argentina, is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. The objectives of the Observatory are to probe the origin and characteristics of cosmic rays above 1017 eV and to study the interactions of these, the most energetic particles observed in nature. The Auger design features an array of 1660 water Cherenkov particle detector stations spread over 3000 km2 overlooked by 24 air fluorescence telescopes. In addition, three high elevation fluorescence telescopes overlook a 23.5 km2, 61-detector infilled array with 750 m spacing. The Observatory has been in successful operation since completion in 2008 and has recorded data from an exposure exceeding 40,000 km2 sr yr. This paper describes the design and performance of the detectors, related subsystems and infrastructure that make up the Observatory.

  14. APOE-ε4 polymorphism and cognitive deficit among the elderly population of Fernando de Noronha Polimorfismo de APOE-ε4 e déficit cognitivo na população idosa de Fernando de Noronha

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    Anália Nusya Garcia

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Polymorphism of the gene for apolipoprotein E (APOE is an important risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease. The ε4 allele of the APOE gene has been linked with a number of neuropsychiatric illnesses, and also with stress and depression among geriatric populations. OBJECTIVE: To identify APOE-ε4 polymorphism and correlate this with cognitive deficit among the elderly population of the island of Fernando de Noronha. METHOD: Neuropsychiatric tests (mini-mental state examination, verbal fluency test and clock drawing test were applied to 52 elderly people without Alzheimer's disease. DNA was isolated from peripheral blood and genotyping of APOE was done by the PCR-RFLP method. RESULTS: 87% of the elderly population (mean age 69.6±7.0 had cognitive deficit. CONCLUSION: The observed frequency of the ε4 allele was 10%, but the correlation between the presence of ε4 and cognitive deficit in this population was not statistically significant.INTRODUÇÃO: Polimorfismos no gene da apoliproteína E (APOE são importantes fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento da doença de Alzheimer (DA. O alelo ε4 do gene APOE tem sido relacionado com declínio cognitivo e algumas doenças neuropsiquiátricas, primariamente a doença de Alzheimer. OBJETIVO: Identificar os polimorfismos de APOE-ε4 e relacionar com deficit cognitivo na população idosa da ilha de Fernando de Noronha. MÉTODO: Foram aplicados testes neuropsiquiátricos (mini exame do estado mental, teste de fluência verbal e teste do relógio em 52 idosos sem DA. O DNA foi isolado do sangue periférico e a genotipagem de APOE foi realizada por PCR-RFLP. RESULTADOS: 87% da população idosa com idade média de 69.6±7.0 apresentou déficit cognitivo. Foi observada uma freqüência de 10% do alelo ε4. CONCLUSÃO: Não foi encontrada significância estatística quando relacionada a presença deste alelo e déficit cognitivo nos idosos avaliados.

  15. Riesgo de caries en los niños de tercer grado de la escuela “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” Risk of dental caries in 3rd grade schoolchildren from “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” elementary school.

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    Lilian Toledo Reyes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo transversal para determinar el riesgo de caries mediante el empleo de un modelo de predicción (tabla de riesgo en 64 infantes que cursan el tercer grado en la escuela “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” en Santa Clara, en el período comprendido de septiembre a mayo del 2006. Para la estimación del riesgo de caries en niños se utilizó un modelo que emplea predictores factibles de medir en nuestros servicios estomatológicos, garantizando la identificación de factores de riesgo asociados con la enfermedad. La recogida de la información se llevó a cabo por el método de encuesta, mediante examen clínico, observación, mediciones y entrevistas individuales. Se pudo observar que el 19,4 % de los examinados se encontró en la categoría de alto riesgo. Se destaca que el factor de riesgo que más se asoció con otros de manera significativa o muy significativa fue el de hábitos nocivos, seguido por antecedentes de caries y caries en familiares. Consideramos que el empleo de este modelo de predicción resulta de vital importancia para garantizar la identificación de factores asociados con la enfermedad y favorecer la proyección estratégica en función de prevenir el inicio de esta.A cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the risk of dental caries in 64 third-grade children from “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” elementary school located in Santa Clara city, Villa Clara province, in the period from September 2005 to May 2006. For caries risk estimation, a model comprising feasible predictors that may be measured in our dental services was used, thus assuring the detection of disease-related risk factors. The surveying method based on clinical exam, observation, measurement and individual interviews made data collection possible. It was stressed that the most significant risk factor was harmful habits, followed by a history of dental caries in the children and their

  16. The GEOSCOPE broadband seismic observatory

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    Douet, Vincent; Vallée, Martin; Zigone, Dimitri; Bonaimé, Sébastien; Stutzmann, Eléonore; Maggi, Alessia; Pardo, Constanza; Bernard, Armelle; Leroy, Nicolas; Pesqueira, Frédéric; Lévêque, Jean-Jacques; Thoré, Jean-Yves; Bes de Berc, Maxime; Sayadi, Jihane

    2016-04-01

    The GEOSCOPE observatory has provided continuous broadband data to the scientific community for the past 34 years. The 31 operational GEOSCOPE stations are installed in 17 countries, across all continents and on islands throughout the oceans. They are equipped with three component very broadband seismometers (STS1, T240 or STS2) and 24 or 26 bit digitizers (Q330HR). Seismometers are installed with warpless base plates, which decrease long period noise on horizontal components by up to 15dB. All stations send data in real time to the IPGP data center, which transmits them automatically to other data centers (FDSN/IRIS-DMC and RESIF) and tsunami warning centers. In 2016, three stations are expected to be installed or re-installed: in Western China (WUS station), in Saint Pierre and Miquelon Island (off the East coast of Canada) and in Walis and Futuna (SouthWest Pacific Ocean). The waveform data are technically validated by IPGP (25 stations) or EOST (6 stations) in order to check their continuity and integrity. Scientific data validation is also performed by analyzing seismic noise level of the continuous data and by comparing real and synthetic earthquake waveforms (body waves). After these validations, data are archived by the IPGP data center in Paris. They are made available to the international scientific community through different interfaces (see details on http://geoscope.ipgp.fr). Data are duplicated at the FDSN/IRIS-DMC data center and a similar duplication at the French national data center RESIF will be operational in 2016. The GEOSCOPE broadband seismic observatory also provides near-real time information on global moderate-to-large seismicity (above magnitude 5.5-6) through the automated application of the SCARDEC method (Vallée et al., 2011). By using global data from the FDSN - in particular from GEOSCOPE and IRIS/USGS stations -, earthquake source parameters (depth, moment magnitude, focal mechanism, source time function) are determined about 45

  17. EMSO: European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory

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    Favali, Paolo

    2010-05-01

    EMSO, a Research Infrastructure listed within ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) Roadmap (Report 2006, http://cordis.europa.eu/esfri/roadmap.htm), is the European-scale network of multidisciplinary seafloor observatories from the Arctic to the Black Sea with the scientific objective of long-term real-time monitoring of processes related to geosphere/biosphere/hydrosphere interactions. EMSO will enhance our understanding of processes through long time series appropriate to the scale of the phenomena, constituting the new frontier of studying Earth interior, deep-sea biology and chemistry and ocean processes. The development of an underwater network is based on previous EU-funded projects since early '90 and is being supported by several EU initiatives, as the on-going ESONET-NoE, coordinated by IFREMER (2007-2011, http://www.esonet-emso.org/esonet-noe/), and aims at gathering together the Research Community of the Ocean Observatories. In 2006 the FP7 Capacities Programme launched a call for Preparatory Phase (PP) projects, that will provide the support to create the legal and organisational entities in charge of managing the infrastructures, and coordinating the financial effort among the countries. Under this call the EMSO-PP project was approved in 2007 with the coordination of INGV and the participation of other 11 Institutions of 11 countries. The project has started in April 2008 and will last 4 years. The EMSO is a key-infrastructure both for Ocean Sciences and for Solid Earth Sciences. In this respect it will enhance and complement profitably the capabilities of other European research infrastructures such as EPOS, ERICON-Aurora Borealis, and SIOS. The perspective of the synergy among EMSO and other ESFRI Research Infrastructures will be outlined. EMSO Partners: IFREMER-Institut Français de Recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (France, ref. Roland Person); KDM-Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung e.V. (Germany, ref. Christoph

  18. A Bibliometric Analysis of Observatory Publications 2008-2012

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    Crabtree, D. R.

    2015-04-01

    Refereed publications are the primary output of modern observatories. I examine the productivity and impact of a significant number of observatories, as well as some other interesting aspects of observatory papers.

  19. Solar Imagery - Photosphere - Sunspot Drawings - McMath-Hulbert Observatory

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The McMath-Hulbert Observatory is a decommissioned solar observatory in Lake Angelus, Michigan, USA. It was established in 1929 as a private observatory by father...

  20. Fernando Pessoa e Cesare Lombroso: literatura e psiquiatria DOI - 10.5752/P.2358-3428.2012v16n31p29

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    Cláudia Souza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available  Neste artigo analisaremos as leituras realizadas por Fernando Pessoa sobre a psiquiatria, especialmente os livros de Cesare Lombroso, e a utilização destas leituras na criação literária pessoana. Na primeira década do século XX, Pessoa e seus outros eus (com destaque para Charles Robert Anon e Alexander Search tinham especial interesse nas ciências do psiquismo humano. Este fato pode ser constatado nos diários e notas de leituras presentes no espólio pessoano. Neste artigo iremos explorar as relações entre a literatura e a psiquiatria a partir dos textos deixados pelo autor português.Palavras-chave: Fernando Pessoa. Lombroso. Psiquiatria. Literatura.

  1. The Malaysian Robotic Solar Observatory (P29)

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    Othman, M.; Asillam, M. F.; Ismail, M. K. H.

    2006-11-01

    Robotic observatory with small telescopes can make significant contributions to astronomy observation. They provide an encouraging environment for astronomers to focus on data analysis and research while at the same time reducing time and cost for observation. The observatory will house the primary 50cm robotic telescope in the main dome which will be used for photometry, spectroscopy and astrometry observation activities. The secondary telescope is a robotic multi-apochromatic refractor (maximum diameter: 15 cm) which will be housed in the smaller dome. This telescope set will be used for solar observation mainly in three different wavelengths simultaneously: the Continuum, H-Alpha and Calcium K-line. The observatory is also equipped with an automated weather station, cloud & rain sensor and all-sky camera to monitor the climatic condition, sense the clouds (before raining) as well as to view real time sky view above the observatory. In conjunction with the Langkawi All-Sky Camera, the observatory website will also display images from the Malaysia - Antarctica All-Sky Camera used to monitor the sky at Scott Base Antarctica. Both all-sky images can be displayed simultaneously to show the difference between the equatorial and Antarctica skies. This paper will describe the Malaysian Robotic Observatory including the systems available and method of access by other astronomers. We will also suggest possible collaboration with other observatories in this region.

  2. Lyman Alpha Spicule Observatory (LASO)

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    Chamberlin, P. C.; Allred, J. C.; Airapetian, V.; Gong, Q.; Mcintosh, S. W.; De Pontieu, B.; Fontenla, J. M.

    2011-12-01

    The Lyman Alpha Spicule Observatory (LASO) sounding rocket will observe small-scale eruptive events called "Rapid Blue-shifted Events" (RBEs) [Rouppe van der Voort et al., 2009], the on-disk equivalent of Type-II spicules, and extend observations that explore their role in the solar coronal heating problem [De Pontieu et al., 2011]. LASO utilizes a new and novel optical design to simultaneously observe two spatial dimensions at 4.2" spatial resolution (2.1" pixels) over a 2'x2' field of view with high spectral resolution of 66mÅ (33mÅ pixels) across a broad 20Å spectral window. This spectral window contains three strong chromospheric and transition region emissions and is centered on the strong Hydrogen Lyman-α emission at 1216Å. This instrument makes it possible to obtain new data crucial to the physical understanding of these phenomena and their role in the overall energy and momentum balance from the upper chromosphere to lower corona. LASO was submitted March 2011 in response to the ROSES SHP-LCAS call.

  3. The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory

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    Sawatzki, Julia [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Physik Department E15, James-Franck-Strasse 1, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a next-generation medium-baseline reactor neutrino experiment located in southern China, close to Kaiping. The construction of the 700 m deep underground facility already started and the experiment is scheduled to start data-taking in 2020, and is expected to operate for at least 20 years. The 20 kt liquid scintillator detector will detect low-energy neutrinos with an unprecedented energy resolution of 3% (at 1 MeV). The primary experimental goal is the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy at 3σ significance from the measurement of the reactor neutrino energy spectrum. Two nuclear power plants: Yangjiang and Taishan are located at a distance of ∝ 53 km from the detector. Moreover, JUNO will measure the solar neutrino mixing parameters and the atmospheric neutrino squared-mass splitting with a precision < 1%. In addition, supernova neutrinos, geo-neutrinos, sterile neutrinos as well as solar and atmospheric neutrinos can be studied. This talk reviews the status of the project and highlight important scientific objectives.

  4. Strainmeters at Moxa observatory, Germany

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    Jahr, Thomas; Kroner, Corinna; Lippmann, Andrea

    2006-01-01

    Since 1997, two quartz tube strainmeters at the Geodynamic Observatory Moxa, located 30 km south of Jena, are used to observe long-period horizontal deformation signals. Both strainmeters are 26 m long with orientations NS and EW and are installed in a gallery. To this system a third component was added in 1999, which connects the ends of the quartz tubes diagonally. This component is realised as a laser strainmeter, running through a 38 m long horizontal borehole. The first data analyses show high signal-to-noise ratios for the tidal frequencies and also the free oscillations caused by the Sumatra earthquake in December 2004 are clearly detectable. It can be shown that the quartz strainmeter extending in EW direction generally contains significant more noise induced by barometric pressure than the NS-component. The laser strainmeter record shows strong influences of changing barometric pressure, due to the fact that the beam does not run in a vacuum. This influence is reduced in the higher frequencies by sealing the ends of the horizontal borehole with high quality glass. In addition, the observations are clearly temperature dependent and the influence of rainfall could be verified by two irrigation experiments.

  5. Atuação diante das situações de aborto legal na perspectiva dos profissionais de saúde do Hospital Municipal Fernando Magalhães Practice in situations of legal abortion from the perspective of health professionals at Fernando Magalhães public hospital

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    Rejane Santos Farias; Ludmila Fontenele Cavalcanti

    2012-01-01

    ... saúde do Hospital Municipal Fernando Magalhães (HMFM) sobre a atuação diante das situações de aborto legal. Para tal, buscou-se caracterizar os profissionais entrevistados, compreender o processo de...

  6. 78 FR 39610 - Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA... temporary safety zones upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay for the annual Port of San Diego... Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619-278-7261, email d11marineeventssd@uscg.mil . If you have...

  7. 75 FR 38412 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... zone on the ] navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks. This safety.... Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA; telephone 619-278- 7262, e-mail Shane.E.Jackson@uscg.mil . If you have...

  8. 78 FR 42027 - Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego... proposing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA for the San Diego..., call or email Lieutenant John Bannon, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

  9. 78 FR 29289 - Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA... establish four temporary safety zones upon the navigable waters of San Diego ] Bay for the Port of San Diego... Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261, email John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil . If...

  10. 78 FR 53245 - Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego... temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA for the annual San Diego... Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261, email John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil . If...

  11. Fernando Quiñones en su habitado corazón (Las crónicas de al-Ándalus)

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    Análisis del libro de poemas Las crónicas de Al-Andalus (1970), de Fernando Quiñones, uno de los primeros títulos del llamado "mester andalusí". Integrado en los comienzos de la etapa de madurez de este autor, este libro ilustra la mezcla de testimonio, poesía narrativa, coloquialismo y culturalismo.

  12. A dependência da política: Fernando Henrique Cardoso e a sociologia no Brasil

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    Afrânio Garcia Jr.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a trajetória social, intelectual e profissional de Fernando Henrique Cardoso para entender os diferentes recursos sociais e disposições pessoais utilizados em sua carreira como sociólogo e em suas atividades como especialista da política. Busca demonstrar que os capitais sociais e as disposições responsáveis pelo prestígio como pesquisador e professor de ciências sociais foram distintos dos aplicados no domínio da política, permitindo sua rápida ascensão à presidência da República. Depois de estudar suas origens familiares, focaliza seus investimentos escolares e a escolha do ofício de sociólogo, a carreira promissora sendo bloqueada pelo golpe de 1964. O exílio permitiu a extensão das atividades e o reconhecimento internacional, reinvestidos em novo concurso para a USP; o AI-5 o conduzirá à dupla condição de cientista social e de um dos líderes da frente de oposições aos militares. Por fim, analisa-se a reconversão de seus recursos sociais e pessoais na profissão política.This article analyzes Fernando Henrique Cardoso's social, intellectual and professional trajectory in order to understand the different social resources and personal dispositions carried out in his career as sociologist or in his activities as a professional politician. It seeks to prove that the social capitals and the dispositions that might explain his prestige as researcher and professor of social sciences were very different from those required in the political domain, the ones allowing his fast rise to be the president of the Republic. After having examined his family origins, it focuses his scholar investments and the choice of the sociologist's occupation, a promising career suddenly blocked by the 1964 military coup. The exile encouraged new initiatives and brought him international appraisal, this moment being crowned with his access to the chair of political science at the University of São Paulo; the AI-5 enforced

  13. Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory as Cultural Centre

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    Mickaelian, A. M.; Farmanyan, S. V.

    2016-12-01

    NAS RA V. Ambartsumian Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory is presented as a cultural centre for Armenia and the Armenian nation in general. Besides being scientific and educational centre, the Observatory is famous for its unique architectural ensemble, rich botanical garden and world of birds, as well as it is one of the most frequently visited sightseeing of Armenia. In recent years, the Observatory has also taken the initiative of the coordination of the Cultural Astronomy in Armenia and in this field, unites the astronomers, historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, culturologists, literary critics, linguists, art historians and other experts.

  14. CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System and its role in hydrologic observatories

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    Maidment, D.; Helly, J. J.; Graham, W.; Kruger, A.; Kumar, P.; Lakshmi, V.; Lettenmaier, D.; Zheng, C.; Lall, U.; Piasecki, M.; Duffy, C.

    2003-12-01

    The Hydrologic Information System component of CUAHSI focuses on building a hydrologic information system to support the advancement of hydrologic science. This system is intended to help with rapidly acquiring diverse geospatial and temporal hydrologic datasets, integrating them into a hydrologic data model or framework describing a region, and supporting analysis, modeling and visualization of the movement of water and the transport of constituents through that region. In addition, the system will feature interfaces for advanced technologies like knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) and also provide a comprehensive metadata description including a hydrologic ontology (HOW) for integration with the Semantic Web. The prototype region is the Neuse river basin in North Carolina. A "digital watershed" is to be built for this basin to help formulate and test the hydrologic data model at a range of spatial scales, from the scale of the whole basin down to the scale of individual experimental sites. This data model will be further developed and refined as additional hydrologic observatories are selected by CUAHSI. This will result in a consistent means for the characterization and comparison of processes in different geographic regions of the nation using a common data framework. The HIS will also provide a generalized digital library capability to manage collections of thematically-organized data from primary sources as well as derived analytical results in the form of data publications. The HIS will be designed from the beginning as an open federation of observatory-based collections that are interoperable with other data and digital library systems. The CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System project involves collaboration among several CUAHSI member institutions, with the San Diego Supercomputer Center serving as the technology partner to facilitate the development of a prototype system.

  15. Caracterização e classificação de cambissolos do arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco Characterization and classification of cambisols from the archipelago Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Flávio Adriano Marques

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visou caracterizar e classificar Cambissolos de ocorrência comum no Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, com o objetivo de testar e contribuir para o desenvolvimento do Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos (SiBCS. Além disso, uma melhor compreensão desses solos e de sua distribuição na paisagem é de grande importância no planejamento do uso da terra, para nortear ações governamentais visando à exploração sustentável desse complexo turístico-ecológico. Com base no Mapa Detalhado de Solos do Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, seis perfis de Cambissolos representativos da área foram selecionados, descritos e coletados, visando à caracterização morfológica, física, química e mineralógica. Os Cambissolos foram adequadamente classificados segundo a nova versão do SiBCS, que incluiu o grande grupo "Ta eutroférrico", sugerido durante o desenvolvimento deste trabalho. Os solos do Arquipélago refletem nas suas propriedades as características marcantes do material de origem vulcânico, do clima tropical com franco domínio oceânico e do relevo. Os Cambissolos Háplicos Ta eutroférricos típicos ocupam as posições mais preservadas do planalto central da ilha principal e possuem os melhores atributos físicos e químicos para utilização agrícola ou geotécnica. Os Cambissolos Háplicos Ta eutróficos lépticos, relacionados com relevos acidentados e geralmente associados com Neossolos Litólicos e afloramentos de rocha, são solos que requerem proteção especial devido à sua alta instabilidade ao processo erosivo. Por sua vez, os Cambissolos Háplicos Sódicos vertissólicos, que ocorrem em áreas ligeiramente rebaixadas do planalto central, apresentam sérios problemas de drenagem e argilas expansivas. Quimicamente, os solos apresentam teores elevados a extremamente elevados de P extraível, de distribuição irregular tanto entre perfis como nos horizontes, o que sugere a influência de fontes

  16. Riparian Habitat - San Joaquin River

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    California Department of Resources — The immediate focus of this study is to identify, describe and map the extent and diversity of riparian habitats found along the main stem of the San Joaquin River,...

  17. 1906 San Francisco, USA Images

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the largest event (magnitude 8.3) to occur in the conterminous United States in the 20th Century. Recent estimates indicate...

  18. Data Mining for Double Stars in Astrometric Catalogs

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    Greenwich Observatory, and Instituto y Observatorio de Marina. 53 WDS. Systems with only one measure were not added, as the uncertainty in quality of...and In- stituto y Observatorio de Marina. 1985, Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue La Palma (San Fernando: Inst. Obs. Marina) Cutri, R. M., et al. 2003

  19. Were megalithic tombs solar observatories?

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    Hänel, Andreas

    The orientations of the entrances of several hundred neolithic tombs in Northwest Germany, the Netherlands, Bretagne (Brittany) and the eastern Pyrenees (Roussillon and Catalunya) have been measured with a compass. Comparing these measurements with other authors, we could determine systematic errors and combine the measurements. The results are presented as polar coordinate histograms. The passage graves of Northwest Germany and the Netherlands are oriented east-west. For some of the tombs, entrances are preserved always on the southern side. We assume therefore, that all tombs had entrances on the southern side and we conclude that they are mainly oriented to the south, the direction where celestial objects, and especially the sun, reach their highest position in the sky. Similar results were found by Hamel (1985) for tombs in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The tombs in Brittany show a different orientation to the southeast, the azimuth of the rising sun on winter solstice. Tombs in the eastern Pyrenees have a similar orientation, as has also been found by other authors for several regions in southern France and the Iberian peninsula (Iund 2002, Chevalier 1999, Hoskin 2002). But in the eastern Pyrenees and from there north to the Provence and on the Balearic Islands exists a group of tombs that are oriented towards the southwest, where the winter sun sets (Chevalier 1999). But most of the entrances of the tombs are oriented towards the sun. The tombs certainly were no precise astronomical observatories, but their orientations might have had a ritual reason and the course of the sun in the sky was well known at that time.

  20. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

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    Pesnell, W. Dean; Thompson, B. J.; Chamberlin, P. C.

    2012-01-01

    The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was launched on 11 February 2010 at 15:23 UT from Kennedy Space Center aboard an Atlas V 401 (AV-021) launch vehicle. A series of apogee-motor firings lifted SDO from an initial geosynchronous transfer orbit into a circular geosynchronous orbit inclined by 28° about the longitude of the SDO-dedicated ground station in New Mexico. SDO began returning science data on 1 May 2010. SDO is the first space-weather mission in NASA’s Living With a Star (LWS) Program. SDO’s main goal is to understand, driving toward a predictive capability, those solar variations that influence life on Earth and humanity’s technological systems. The SDO science investigations will determine how the Sun’s magnetic field is generated and structured, how this stored magnetic energy is released into the heliosphere and geospace as the solar wind, energetic particles, and variations in the solar irradiance. Insights gained from SDO investigations will also lead to an increased understanding of the role that solar variability plays in changes in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. The SDO mission includes three scientific investigations (the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), and Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI)), a spacecraft bus, and a dedicated ground station to handle the telemetry. The Goddard Space Flight Center built and will operate the spacecraft during its planned five-year mission life; this includes: commanding the spacecraft, receiving the science data, and forwarding that data to the science teams. The science investigations teams at Stanford University, Lockheed Martin Solar Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), and University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) will process, analyze, distribute, and archive the science data. We will describe the building of SDO and the science that it will provide to NASA.

  1. Astronomy projects in ruins as observatory obliterated

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    Bradley, M

    2003-01-01

    Canberra bushfires have gutted the Mount Stromlo Observatory causing the flames destroyed five telescopes, the workshop, eight staff homes and the main dome, causing more than $20 million in damage (1 page).

  2. Cesarsky tipped to head Euro observatory

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    1998-01-01

    French astrophysicist Catherine Cesarsky is the most likely candidate to be the next director of the European Southern Observatory in Garching. She is director of fundamental science at France's atomic energy research organization.

  3. Margaret Huggins and Tulse Hill Observatory

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    Becker, Barbara J.

    2016-04-01

    Photography, instrument design, methodology, interpretation - all skills brought to William Huggins' observatory by his persistent and careful wife Margaret. Together they developed spectroscopy into a powerful research tool. Barbara Becker tells the story.

  4. Environmental assessment : Rodent control program : San Joaquin river levee : San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Lower San Joaquin Levee District (LSJLD) requires that six miles of levee situated along the San Joaquin River on San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (SLNWR) be...

  5. O Cadáver, um emblema da morte em “Ápeiron”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    André Luiz Gomes de Jesus

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present article is to investigate the procedures used by Caio Fernando Abreu to construct the representations of death in his work. For this, I take, here, the short-story “Apeiron”, published in the book Inventário do irremediável (1970. In this text, the reflection about death as well as the dissociation process connected to it is triggered by the representation of the mental states of a corpse, a kind of allegorical emblem of the human finitude, since this can be seen as the personification of death. Moreover, the emblematic nature of the dead body also refers to the emptiness of the human life. The short-story establishes an ambiguity, especially because the discursive choice (indirect and free indirect discourse does not allow the reader to relate the ideas presented in the text directly s to the corpse-protagonist or to the narrator, leading him to question if the text is the product of the narrator’s imagination or the unusual maintenance of the dead man’s mental life. Whether the text can be seen as the imagination about death or experience of death, “Apeiron” shows, through the death process,  that Abreu  reflects  on  the sense of the existence. 

  6. Modernización conservadora y democracia en Brasil. Las elecciones de Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1994-1998

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    Alfredo Alejandro Gugliano

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el primer periodo en que se elije a Fernando H. Cardoso como presidente de Brasil, en 1994, las fuerzas políticas conservadoras apostaron por la mediatización de la voluntad reformista de la sociedad brasileña, a través del perfil renovador del antiguo sociólogo de la dependencia. Así, el pacto social y los consensos se orientaron al servicio de las élites económicas, quienes suponían en riesgo la gobernabilidad del país, después del ascenso de Luis Inácio Lula da Silva entre las preferencias de los electores. En 1998, el argumento de la gobernabilidad conservadora cobró renovada importancia en la reelección del presidente Cardoso, aunque ahora a causa de la reciente crisis finaciera y bursátil, cuyo manejo se atribuyeron las mismas élites que proyectan la modernización conservadora de Brasil.

  7. Actions developed at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira to confront microcephaly by Zika virus

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    Tereza de Jesus Campos Neta

    Full Text Available Abstract Objectives: to publicize by inserting institutionally to the context of microcephaly care by Zika virus in the Northeast of Brazil and to describe the activities developed during the epidemic outbreak that occurred in the country in 2015. Methods: analysis on technical documents and institutional announcements in newspapers, on television and radio was carried out from August 2015 to July 2016. Results: the Central Nucleus to Monitor and Study Microcephaly at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP; took part in elaborating a Clinical and Epidemiological protocol for Professionals at Maternity Hospitals and Referral Services from the State Health Department of Pernambuco (SES/PE; IMIP became a National Referral Center in elaborating protocols to identify and monitor children with microcephaly, and a Benchmark Assistance for the State Health Department of Pernambuco. Technical meetings took place with the participation of clinical and medical professionals, researchers, professors and institutional managers, forums, training sessions and workshops along with national and international institutions, technical visits of international organizations and development of studies on Zika virus and microcephaly. Conclusions: the impact by notifying microcephaly cases caused mobilization of services at IMIP, reorganization of work processes and research developments.

  8. O diálogo intertextual com Fernando Pessoa em três contos de José Eduardo Agualusa

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    Altamir Botoso

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo centra-se no estudo de três contos do escritor angolano José Eduardo Agualusa (1960-: Se nada mais der certo leia Clarice, Catálogo de sombras e Livre-arbítrio, que fazem parte do seu livro Manual prático de levitação (2005. Buscaremos evidenciar a presença do poeta português Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935 e de seus heterônimos, Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis e Álvaro de Campos, nos três contos mencionados, pautados por considerações do próprio Agualusa, que procura estabelecer, por meio de sua obra, um diálogo frequente entre as literaturas africana, brasileira e portuguesa, em conformidade com a sua postura de divulgar a cultura e, em particular, a literatura africana para o mundo, diluindo fronteiras que possam separar as literaturas de expressão portuguesa. Nas análises dos textos selecionados, empregaremos como suporte teórico os escritos de Julia Kristeva (1974, Leyla Perrone-Moisés (1990, Tiphaine Samoyault (2008 e Laurent Jenny (1979.

  9. JUSTICIABILIDAD DE LOS DERECHOS SOCIALES (A PROPÓSITO DE UNA ARGUMENTACIÓN DE FERNANDO ATRIA

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    ENZO SOLARI

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta enjuiciar la argumentación de Fernando Atria acerca de los derechos sociales, según la cual estos no deben ser institucionalizados como derechos subjetivos que protegen “primo et per se” un interés particular de sus titulares exigible en concreto judicialmente, sino de acuerdo con instituciones determinadas democráticamente que protegen una dimensión de la ciudadanía caracte- rizable no tanto por el interés de cada cual cuanto por el interés recíproco y general. Para ello, muestra la unilateralidad de esa argumentación: aunque el legislador y la Administración sean los protagonistas del desarrollo de derechos sociales, eso no obsta a que haya buenas razones para que la teoría jurídica y la jurisprudencia –comparadamente y en Chile– los hayan tratado como derechos justiciables, mas según una justiciabilidad limitada, no activista, sino basada en el potencial epistémico de la jurisdicción para mejorar dialógica y deliberativamente la política democrática.

  10. El obispo Fernando Sarracín y el supuesto sínodo diocesano de Segovia de 1303

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    Bartolomé Herrero, Bonifacio

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available In 1637 the historian Diego de Colmenares included in his "Historia de la insigne ciudad de Segovia" the celebration in 1303 of a diocesan synod in the cathedral of Segovia by the bishop Fernando Sarracín. From the mentioned book, the existence of this synod was publishing till now in historical studies and documentary repertoires. The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the synod of 1303 was never celebrated and its existence is just a wrong elucidation of Colmenares, and it has not been absolutely explained till now.[fr] S'est répandu jusqu'à nos jours, aussi bien par des études historiques que par des répertoires documentaires. Le but de ce travail est de prouver qu'en réalité ce synode ne s'est jamais célébré et que son existence est seulement due à une erreur d'interprétation de Colmenares qui n'avait pas été complètement éclaircie jusqu'à maintenant.

  11. La sacralización del rey. Fernando VII, la insurgencia novohispana y el derecho divino de los reyes

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    Landavazo, Marco Antonio

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes what the author called the «process of sacralization» of King Ferdinand VII’s image in New Spain, and its political and ideological consequences in the Mexican Independence War. The people’s believes, values and attitudes towards the Monarchy were an essential part of the local political culture. These played a decisive role in the course of political and social events of the period.

    En este artículo se describe y analiza lo que he llamado el proceso de sacralización de la figura del rey Fernando VII en Nueva España y las implicaciones políticas e ideológicas que ello tuvo en el curso de la guerra de independencia mexicana, como una forma de mostrar que las creencias, los valores y las actitudes que los novohispanos poseían en torno a la institución monárquica jugaban un papel fundamental en la definición de la cultura política de la época, y condicionaron de hecho, en buena medida, el curso de los acontecimientos más relevantes del periodo.

  12. El tambor blanqueado o la cubanidad musical, en Fernando Ortíz, como vanguardia de las resistencias transculturales

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    José Antonio González Alcantud

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El etnólogo cubano Fernando Ortíz acuñó en los años treinta el concepto de transculturalidad para definir la realidad cultural y musical nueva que la identidad cubana le imponía. Este concepto partía de la conjunción de lo blanco y lo negro, con exclusión de lo indoantillano definitivamente desaparecido para él. En el análisis general del concepto, la música diabólica del tambor africano y su aceptación final por la música nacional cubana ocupa un lugar relevante. Una vez trazada la nueva realidad conceptual a Ortíz le sale un seguidor de calidad, el antropólogo Malinowski, que alza la transculturalidad como bandera de combate frente a la aculturación. Hoy día el término transculturalidad forma parte del discurso de la poscolonialidad, pero tiene una virtud frente a otros, como culturas híbridas: que no ha perdido en nombre de la globalización sus referentes locales.

  13. Fernando vallejo: y la clausura ciudadanía estética de la literatura mundial

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    Brantley Nicholson

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo encara deliberaciones actuales sobre la literatura global, desde la perspectiva de la novela urbana colombiana del siglo XX. Explorando la tensión entre las historias de las narrativas globales y locales, el autor examina hasta qué punto se puede defender que la literatura global y sus apéndices socioculturales se prestan a proyectos emancipatorios, y hasta qué punto esos apéndices simplifican en exceso los espacios de producción literaria densa. Ubicando la Weltliteratur de Goethe en el contexto de una Colombia estéticamente globalizada, e invocando la relación particularmente espinosa entre Fernando Vallejo y Gabriel García Márquez como caso de estudio, este artículo avanza que las casas editoriales internacionales y las culturas de la crítica crean una ciudadanía estética limitante que sigue siendo dominada por las decisiones de mercadeo de las grandes casas editoriales y el gusto de los públicos lectores, muy alejados del contexto de los bestsellers “periféricos”.

  14. Esquemas simbólicos y mito personal: lectura de Memorial del olvido de Fernando Operé

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    Sergio Arlandis López

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Cuando una trayectoria poética queda condensada en un volumen la crítica literaria siempre tiende a buscar claves de continuidad o de ruptura dentro de la misma. El presente trabajo pretende esclarecer algunos de los fundamentos temáticos que han definido la singular obra del poeta Fernando Operé, fijándonos, sobre todo, en la protagonización lírica y en el esquema simbólico-mítico que vertebra su obra Memorial del Olvido. Para ello, hemos tomado como referencia las pautas, directas o indirectas, de estudios mitocríticos como los de Gilbert Durand (1986 y 1993, el modelo del monomito de Campbell (1999 y los esquemas simbólico-rituales estudiados por Eliade (1999 y 2002 y Bachelard (2000 principalmente. Así, podemos comprobar también que dichos modelos exegéticos son perfectamente válidos y aplicables para el análisis de toda una obra, tal y como postuló Charles Mauron a la hora de tratar el concepto de mito personal dentro de la creatividad humana.

  15. A Green Robotic Observatory for Astronomy Education

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    Reddy, Vishnu; Archer, K.

    2008-09-01

    With the development of robotic telescopes and stable remote observing software, it is currently possible for a small institution to have an affordable astronomical facility for astronomy education. However, a faculty member has to deal with the light pollution (observatory location on campus), its nightly operations and regular maintenance apart from his day time teaching and research responsibilities. While building an observatory at a remote location is a solution, the cost of constructing and operating such a facility, not to mention the environmental impact, are beyond the reach of most institutions. In an effort to resolve these issues we have developed a robotic remote observatory that can be operated via the internet from anywhere in the world, has a zero operating carbon footprint and minimum impact on the local environment. The prototype observatory is a clam-shell design that houses an 8-inch telescope with a SBIG ST-10 CCD detector. The brain of the observatory is a low draw 12-volt harsh duty computer that runs the dome, telescope, CCD camera, focuser, and weather monitoring. All equipment runs of a 12-volt AGM-style battery that has low lead content and hence more environmental-friendly to dispose. The total power of 12-14 amp/hrs is generated from a set of solar panels that are large enough to maintain a full battery charge for several cloudy days. This completely eliminates the need for a local power grid for operations. Internet access is accomplished via a high-speed cell phone broadband connection or satellite link eliminating the need for a phone network. An independent observatory monitoring system interfaces with the observatory computer during operation. The observatory converts to a trailer for transportation to the site and is converted to a semi-permanent building without wheels and towing equipment. This ensures minimal disturbance to local environment.

  16. Residencia San Pedro, California

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    Neutra, Richard J.

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    Full Text Available Esta vivienda representa una aproximación más hacia la típica casa grande española, con techos de teca de 7 cm, que los señores Rados han edificado y en la que albergan a su gran familia de hijos, los cuales tienen ya sus propios vástagos. Ambos, el señor y la señora Rados, descienden de familias navieras italianas de Trieste, y el propio señor Rados tiene una compañía constructora de barcos en el puerto de San Pedro, que puede verse desde su propia casa. Los dos son verdaderamente unos abuelos muy sociables, cariñosos y atentos. Por añadidura, la señora Rados se entretiene frecuentemente y le agrada el cuidado de la casa. Por ello ha sido proyectada para facilitar sensiblemente toda esta serie de actividades.

  17. Tonantzintla's Observatory Astronomy Teaching Laboratory project

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    Garfias, F.; Bernal, A.; Martínez, L. A.; Sánchez, L.; Hernández, H.; Langarica, R.; Iriarte, A.; Peña, J. H.; Tinoco, S.; Ángeles, F.

    2008-07-01

    In the last two years the National Observatory at Tonantzintla Puebla, México (OAN Tonantzintla), has been undergoing several facilities upgrades in order to bring to the observatory suitable conditions to operate as a modern Observational Astronomy Teaching Laboratory. In this paper, we present the management, requirement definition and project advances. We made a quantitative diagnosis about of the functionality of the Tonantzintla Observatory (mainly based in the 1m f/15 telescope) to take aim to educational objectives. Through this project we are taking the steps to correct, to actualize and to optimize the observatory astronomical instrumentation according to modern techniques of observation. We present the design and the first actions in order to get a better and efficient use of the main astronomical instrumentation, as well as, the telescope itself, for the undergraduate, postgraduate levels Observacional Astronomy students and outreach publics programs for elementary school. The project includes the development of software and hardware components based in as a common framework for the project management. The Observatory is located at 150 km away from the headquarters at the Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IAUNAM), and one of the goals is use this infrastructure for a Remote Observatory System.

  18. Telescopes in Education: the Little Thompson Observatory

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    Schweitzer, A. E.; Melsheimer, T. T.

    2003-12-01

    The Little Thompson Observatory is the first community-built observatory that is part of a high school and accessible to other schools remotely, via the Internet. This observatory is the second member of the Telescopes in Education (TIE) project. Construction of the building was done completely by volunteer labor, and first light occurred in May 1999. The observatory is located on the grounds of Berthoud High School in northern Colorado. We are grateful to have received an IDEAS grant to provide teacher training workshops for K-12 schools to make use of the observatory, including remote observing from classrooms. Students connect to the observatory over the Internet, and then receive the images back on their local computers. A committee of teachers and administrators from the Thompson School District selected these workshops to count towards Incentive Credits (movement on the salary schedule) because the course meets the criteria: "Learning must be directly transferable to the classroom with students and relate to standards, assessment and/or technology." Our program is also accredited by Colorado State University.

  19. "Route of astronomical observatories'' project: classical observatories from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    2015-08-01

    Observatories offer a good possibility for serial transnational applications. A well-known example for a thematic programme is the Struve arc, already recognized as World Heritage.I will discuss what has been achieved and show examples, like the route of astronomical observatories or the transition from classical astronomy to modern astrophysics (La Plata, Hamburg, Nice, etc.), visible in the architecture, the choice of instruments, and the arrangement of the observatory buildings in an astronomy park. This corresponds to the main categories according to which the ``outstanding universal value'' (UNESCO criteria ii, iv and vi) of the observatories have been evaluated: historic, scientific, and aesthetic. This proposal is based on the criteria of a comparability of the observatories in terms of the urbanistic complex and the architecture, the scientific orientation, equipment of instruments, authenticity and integrity of the preserved state, as well as in terms of historic scientific relations and scientific contributions.Apart from these serial transnational applications one can also choose other groups like baroque or neo-classical observatories, solar physics observatories or a group of observatories equipped with the same kind of instruments and made by the same famous firm. I will also discuss why the implementation of the Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative is difficult and why there are problems to nominate observatories for election in the national Tentative Lists

  20. Diarréia por rotavírus em crianças desnutridas hospitalizadas no Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP Rotavirus induced diarrhea in malnourished children hospitalized at the Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP

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    Renata Cavalcanti Cauás

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: verificar a freqüência do rotavírus em crianças de zero a cinco anos com doença diarréica e desnutrição moderada e grave, hospitalizadas no Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP. MÉTODOS: foi realizado um estudo série de casos durante o período de agosto de 2004 e junho de 2005. No total fizeram parte do estudo 50 crianças. Utilizou-se um questionário pré-codificado e foi montado um banco de dados no software Epi-info 6.0. As amostras de fezes foram analisadas quanto à presença do rotavírus, através de técnicas de imunoensaio enzimático. RESULTADOS: verificou-se que a freqüência do rotavírus na doença diarréica do grupo estudado foi de 24,0%. Em geral as famílias eram pobres, 96,0% delas com renda familiar per capita inferior a R$150,00. Com relação às crianças dois terços (60,4% receberam leite materno por um período inferior a três meses e 10% delas nunca haviam sido vascinadas. CONCLUSÕES: o estudo traz contribuição para o conhecimento da etiologia da diarréia na criança com desnutrição, no entanto, se faz necessária a realização de estudos com um maior número de crianças para que os resultados possam ser mais conclusivos.OBJECTIVES: to establish rotavirus incidence in diarrheic diseases in children from 0 to five years of age, with moderate and severe malnutrition hospitalized at Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP. METHODS: a descriptive case study series was performed from August 2004 to June 2005. Fifty children comprised the study. A pre-codified questionnaire was used to build a data base on the Epi-info version 6.0 software. Stool samples were analyzed and the positive ones were selected by electronic microscopy for rotavirus and then tested by enzymatic immunoassay. RESULTS: the incidence of rotavirus in the studied group was of 24.0%. The families were of low income, 96% had per capita income below R$150.00. Near two thirds of the children

  1. Biografia e sua escrita: a trajetória política de Fernando do Ó (1930-1940 = Biography and it’s writing: the political path of Fernando Ó (1930-1940

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    Mattos, Renan Santos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A trajetória de Fernando Souza do Ó, importante liderança espírita da cidade de Santa Maria no processo de organização do movimento espírita local, ao assumir a função de “propagador” da doutrina no município no contexto de 1930 a 1940, permite evidenciar os conflitos e concorrências existentes no campo religioso na Cidade de Santa Maria. Nesse sentido, em nosso estudo, partimos da preocupação de como suas ideias representaram uma estratégia de inserção para o movimento espírita na cidade de Santa Maria, e para tanto, recorremos ao conjunto de escritos do autor veiculados na imprensa leiga (Diário do Interior. Nessa lógica, o presente artigo propõe-se a discutir, tendo por referência conceitos de Campo religioso de Pierre Bourdieu e representações de Roger Chartier, questões de trajetória e biografia do personagem, de modo a refletir sobre as dificuldades empíricas acerca da produção de conhecimento histórico a partir do indivíduo. Assim, busca-se evidenciar de que forma as escolhas individuais, os projetos e lutas politicas que permitem a observação de processos, relações no fluxo temporal, trazendo o sujeito na sua historicidade, a sua compreensão de si e do mundo, possibilitando a inferência do movimento espírita em sua dimensão holística ao trazer à tona o conjunto de práticas e ideias presentes no seu interior de modo relacional ao contexto político em que se insere

  2. 195-Year History of Mykolayiv Observatory: Events and People

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    Shulga, O.V.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The basic stages of the history of the Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory are shown. The main results of the Observatory activities are presented by the catalogs of star positions, major and minor planets in the Solar system, space objects in the Earth orbit. The information on the qualitative and quantitative structure of the Observatory, cooperation with the observatories of Ukraine and foreign countries as well as major projects carried out in the Observatory is provided.

  3. An international network of magnetic observatories

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    Love, Jeffrey J.; Chulliat, A.

    2013-01-01

    Since its formation in the late 1980s, the International Real-Time Magnetic Observatory Network (INTERMAGNET), a voluntary consortium of geophysical institutes from around the world, has promoted the operation of magnetic observatories according to modern standards [eg. Rasson, 2007]. INTERMAGNET institutes have cooperatively developed infrastructure for data exchange and management ads well as methods for data processing and checking. INTERMAGNET institute have also helped to expand global geomagnetic monitoring capacity, most notably by assisting magnetic observatory institutes in economically developing countries by working directly with local geophysicists. Today the INTERMAGNET consortium encompasses 57 institutes from 40 countries supporting 120 observatories (see Figures 1a and 1b). INTERMAGNET data record a wide variety of time series signals related to a host of different physical processes in the Earth's interiors and in the Earth's surrounding space environment [e.g., Love, 2008]. Observatory data have always had a diverse user community, and to meet evolving demand, INTERMAGNET has recently coordinated the introduction of several new data services.

  4. Fostering Student Awareness in Observatory STEM Careers

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    Keonaonaokalauae Acohido, Alexis Ann; Michaud, Peter D.; Gemini Public Information and Outreach Staff

    2016-01-01

    It takes more than scientists to run an observatory. Like most observatories, only about 20% of Gemini Observatory's staff is PhD. Scientists, but 100% of those scientists would not be able to do their jobs without the help of engineers, administrators, and other support staff that make things run smoothly. Gemini's Career Brochure was first published in 2014 to show that there are many different career paths available (especially in local host communities) at an astronomical observatory. Along with the printed career brochure, there are supplementary videos available on Gemini's website and Youtube pages that provide a more detailed and personal glimpse into the day-in-the-life of a wide assortment of Gemini employees. A weakness in most observatory's outreach programming point to the notion that students (and teachers) feel there is a disconnect between academics and where students would like to end up in their career future. This project is one of the ways Gemini addresses these concerns. During my 6-month internship at Gemini, I have updated the Career Brochure website conducted more in-depth interviews with Gemini staff to include as inserts with the brochure, and expanded the array of featured careers. The goal of my work is to provide readers with detailed and individualized employee career paths to show; 1) that there are many ways to establish a career in the STEM fields, and 2), that the STEM fields are vastly diverse.

  5. Maintenance management at La Silla Paranal Observatory

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    Montano, Nelson

    2008-07-01

    From the beginning of the VLT project, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) considered the application of a competent maintenance strategy a fundamental aspect for future operations of the Paranal Observatory. For that purpose, a special maintenance philosophy was developed during the project stage and applied during the initial years of operations. The merging of the La Silla and Paranal Observatories in 2005 added a new managerial challenge to the regular operational requirements (high availability and reliability) which motivated ESO Management to develop a stronger strategy for the operations of the new merged Observatory. Part of the new strategy considered the creation of a dedicated department for the management of all maintenance activities, separating this support from the traditional scheme where the Engineering Department had the responsibility for the entire technical support to operations. In order to keep a competent level of maintenance operations for the new unified Observatory, the La Silla Paranal (LSP) Maintenance Department has been using a well known maintenance management model used in various industrial applications as a guide. Today the operations of the Maintenance Department are concentrated on developing and implementing practices regarding concepts such as Maintenance Tactics, Planning, Data Management, Performance Indicators and Material Management. In addition to that, advances related to Reliability Analysis been taken in order to reach a superior level of excellence. The results achieved by the LSP Maintenance Department are reflected in a reduced rate of functional failures, allowing uninterrupted operations of the Observation sites.

  6. As ambiguidades discursas do ex-Presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003. Os limites e possibilidades da agenda racial

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    Fernanda Barros Santos

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva analisar os discursos do Presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003 com vistas a descortinar a aproximação, à época, entre o líder político e a leitura democrática das relações entre negros e brancos no Brasil. Perspectiva esta suscitada no ensaio “Casa-grande&Senzala” (1933 de Gilberto Freyre (1900-1987.  Cabe explicitar que pertinência da análise discursiva do ex-Presidente da República recai sobre as ambiguidades discursivas, cujas mesmas retratam o processo de ruptura e continuidade das iniquidades sociais gestadas sob o signo da “raça”. O  corpus documental do artigo discorre sobre as seguintes preleções: “Assinatura do Decreto que cria o Grupo de Trabalho Interministerial para Valorização da População Negra, Seminário Internacional Multiculturalismo e Racismo: o papel da ação afirmativa nos estados democráticos contemporâneos e Dia Nacional de Valorização da Consciência Negra” (1996. Para metodologia, a pesquisa adota a teoria de Michael Foucault (1926-1984 concernente à obra “A Ordem do Discurso”  (1996. Tendo em vista que nesta o sociólogo analisa que “em toda sociedade a produção do discurso é ao mesmo tempo controlada, selecionada, organizada e redistribuída por certo número de procedimentos que têm por função conjurar seus poderes e perigos, dominar seu caminho aleatório, esquivar sua pesada e temível materialidade” (FOUCAULT, 1966, p.9

  7. Vegetation - San Felipe Valley [ds172

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    California Department of Resources — This Vegetation Map of the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area in San Diego County, California is based on vegetation samples collected in the field in 2002 and 2005 and...

  8. The Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Scholar Program

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    van Belle, Gerard; Prato, Lisa A.

    2016-01-01

    Lowell Observatory is pleased to solicit applications for our Predoctoral Scholar Fellowship Program. Now beginning its eighth year, this program is designed to provide unique research opportunities to graduate students in good standing, currently enrolled at Ph.D. granting institutions. Lowell staff research spans a wide range of topics, from astronomical instrumentation, to icy bodies in our solar system, exoplanet science, stellar populations, star formation, and dwarf galaxies. The Observatory's new 4.3 meter Discovery Channel Telescope has successfully begun science operations and we anticipate the commissioning of new instruments in 2015, making this a particularly exciting time in our history. Student research is expected to lead to a thesis dissertation appropriate for graduation at the doctoral level at the student's home institution. The Observatory provides competitive compensation and full benefits to student scholars. For more information, see http://www2.lowell.edu/rsch/predoc.php and links therein. Applications for Fall 2016 are due by May 1, 2016.

  9. The York College observatory outreach program

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    Paglione, T.; Spergel, M.

    The primary mission of the York College Observatory Outreach Program is to im- prove minority participation in space science and space science education. We aim to achieve this goal by developing an urban observatory in central Queens: the York Col- lege Observatory (YCO). We concentrate our efforts in three main areas: academics, outreach and research. Academically, we utilize astronomy?s popular appeal to at- tract and retain students and to enhance existing science courses. We have also created a minor in Astronomy at York College, and are active members of the New York City Space Science Research Alliance, which has developed a City University major in Space Science. Our outreach efforts aim to increase the awareness of the general public through workshops for high school teachers, curriculum development for high schools and public open nights at the YCO. Our research program utilizes the radio and optical capabilities of the YCO and collaborations with other institutions.

  10. Environmental effects on lunar astronomical observatories

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    Johnson, Stewart W.; Taylor, G. Jeffrey; Wetzel, John P.

    1992-01-01

    The Moon offers a stable platform with excellent seeing conditions for astronomical observations. Some troublesome aspects of the lunar environment will need to be overcome to realize the full potential of the Moon as an observatory site. Mitigation of negative effects of vacuum, thermal radiation, dust, and micrometeorite impact is feasible with careful engineering and operational planning. Shields against impact, dust, and solar radiation need to be developed. Means of restoring degraded surfaces are probably essential for optical and thermal control surfaces deployed in long-lifetime lunar facilities. Precursor missions should be planned to validate and enhance the understanding of the lunar environment (e.g., dust behavior without and with human presence) and to determine environmental effects on surfaces and components. Precursor missions should generate data useful in establishing keepout zones around observatory facilities where rocket launches and landings, mining, and vehicular traffic could be detrimental to observatory operation.

  11. Noise in raw data from magnetic observatories

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    S. Y. Khomutov

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available In spite of significant progress in the development of new devices for magnetic measurements, mathematical and computational technologies for data processing and means of communication, the quality of magnetic data accessible through the data centres (for example, World Data Centres or INTERMAGNET still largely depends on the actual conditions in which observation of the Earth's magnetic field is performed at observatories. Processing of raw data of magnetic measurements by observatory staff plays an important role. It includes effective identification of noise and elimination of its influence on final data. In this paper, on the basis of the experience gained during long-term magnetic monitoring carried out at the observatories of IKIR FEB RAS (Russia and CSIR-NGRI (India, we present a review of methods commonly encountered in actual practice for noise identification and the possibility of reducing noise influence.

  12. Noise in raw data from magnetic observatories

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    Khomutov, Sergey Y.; Mandrikova, Oksana V.; Budilova, Ekaterina A.; Arora, Kusumita; Manjula, Lingala

    2017-09-01

    In spite of significant progress in the development of new devices for magnetic measurements, mathematical and computational technologies for data processing and means of communication, the quality of magnetic data accessible through the data centres (for example, World Data Centres or INTERMAGNET) still largely depends on the actual conditions in which observation of the Earth's magnetic field is performed at observatories. Processing of raw data of magnetic measurements by observatory staff plays an important role. It includes effective identification of noise and elimination of its influence on final data. In this paper, on the basis of the experience gained during long-term magnetic monitoring carried out at the observatories of IKIR FEB RAS (Russia) and CSIR-NGRI (India), we present a review of methods commonly encountered in actual practice for noise identification and the possibility of reducing noise influence.

  13. Developing an astronomical observatory in Paraguay

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    Troche-Boggino, Alexis E.

    Background: Paraguay has some heritage from the astronomy of the Guarani Indians. Buenaventura Suarez S.J. was a pioneer astronomer in the country in the XVIII century. He built various astronomical instruments and imported others from England. He observed eclipses of Jupiter's satellites and of the Sun and Moon. He published his data in a book and through letters. The Japanese O.D.A. has collaborated in obtaining equipment and advised their government to assist Paraguay in building an astronomical observatory, constructing a moving-roof observatory and training astronomers as observatory operators. Future: An astronomical center is on the horizon and some possible fields of research are being considered. Goal: To improve education at all possible levels by not only observing sky wonders, but also showing how instruments work and teaching about data and image processing, saving data and building a data base. Students must learn how a modern scientist works.

  14. Reengineering observatory operations for the time domain

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    Seaman, Robert L; Hessman, Frederic V

    2014-01-01

    Observatories are complex scientific and technical institutions serving diverse users and purposes. Their telescopes, instruments, software, and human resources engage in interwoven workflows over a broad range of timescales. These workflows have been tuned to be responsive to concepts of observatory operations that were applicable when various assets were commissioned, years or decades in the past. The astronomical community is entering an era of rapid change increasingly characterized by large time domain surveys, robotic telescopes and automated infrastructures, and - most significantly - of operating modes and scientific consortia that span our individual facilities, joining them into complex network entities. Observatories must adapt and numerous initiatives are in progress that focus on redesigning individual components out of the astronomical toolkit. New instrumentation is both more capable and more complex than ever, and even simple instruments may have powerful observation scripting capabilities. Re...

  15. Die Gerling Sternwarte (Gerling Astronomical Observatory)

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    Schrimpf, Andreas

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    Christian Ludwig Gerling's 1817 appointment as Professor for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy resulted in the foundation of the Mathematical and Physical Institute of the Philipps University. In 1838, Gerling moved onto new premises in the main building of the former D\\"ornberger Hof in Renthof Street where the Philipps University's astronomical observatory was installed in the upper part of the old tower in 1841. The most important device at that time was a transit instrument which served to measure the transit times of stars in the meridian. Precise alignment required the use of a meridian stone, an artificial point of reference exactly north of and at about four kilometers' distance from the observatory. The scientists observed planets and their moons, the asteroids that were only discovered at the beginning of the 19th century, and some fainter stars in order to improve stellar charts. The Gerling Observatory is the first place in Hesse, where positions of asteroids were read.

  16. Multinational History of Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory

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    Heck, André

    2005-01-01

    Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory is quite an interesting place for historians: several changes of nationality between France and Germany, high-profile scientists having been based there, big projects born or installed in its walls, and so on. Most of the documents circulating on the history of the Observatory and on related matters have however been so far poorly referenced, if at all. This made necessary the compilation of a volume such as this one, offering fully-documented historical facts and references on the first decades of the Observatory history, authored by both French and German specialists. The experts contributing to this book have done their best to write in a way understandable to readers not necessarily hyperspecialized in astronomy nor in the details of European history. After an introductory chapter by the Editor, contributions by Wolfschmidt and by Duerbeck respectively deal extensively with the German periods and review people and instrumentation, while another paper by Duerbeck is more...

  17. Metadata salad at the Cordoba Observatory

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    Lencinas, Verónica

    2016-01-01

    The Plate Archive of the Cordoba Observatory includes 20.000 photographs and spectra on glass plates dating from 1893 to 1983. This contribution describes the work performed since the plate archive was transferred to the Observatory Library in 2011. In 2014 an interdisciplinary team was assembled and a research grant from the National University of Cordoba was obtained with the objectives of preserving the glass plates and generate public access for astronomers and other audiences. The preservation work not only includes practical intervention to improve conservation conditions for the whole archive, but also a diagnose of the preservation conditions for the plates and identification of best practices for cleaning the plates. The access envisioned through digitization requires not only the scanning of all the plates, but also careful definition and provision of metadata. In this regard, each institutional level involved -in this case: archive, library, astronomical observatory and public university - demands ...

  18. Hanohano:A Deep Ocean Antineutrino Observatory

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    Batygov, M; Learned, J G; Matsuno, S; Pakvasa, S; Varner, G

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the science potential of a deep ocean antineutrino observatory being developed at Hawaii and elsewhere. The observatory design allows for relocation from one site to another. Positioning the observaory some 60 km distant from a nuclear reactor complex enables preecision measurement of neutrino mixing parameters, leading to a determination of neutrino mass hierarchy and theta_13. At a mid-Pacific location, the observatory measures the flux of uranium and thorium decay series antineutrinos from earth's mantle and performs a sensitive search for a hypothetical natural fission reactor in earth's core. A subequent deployment at another mid-ocean location would test lateral homogeneity of uranium and thorium in earth's mantle. These measurements have significance for earth energy studies.

  19. 75 FR 39166 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion, San Francisco, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game... Bay off San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion. This safety... Giants will sponsor the San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion on July 16, 2010, on the...

  20. 78 FR 21403 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    ... NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San...: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of... NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San...

  1. 76 FR 55796 - Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego.... Basis and Purpose Competitor Group is sponsoring the TriRock Triathlon, consisting of 2000 swimmers....T11-431 Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The limits of...

  2. 76 FR 45693 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks... Diego, CA; telephone (619) 278- 7262, e-mail Shane.E.Jakcson@uscg.mil . If you have questions on viewing...

  3. 78 FR 38584 - Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Summer POPS Fireworks 2013 Season, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Summer POPS Fireworks 2013 Season, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego...

  4. 76 FR 75908 - Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego... California on behalf of the University of California, San Diego, have completed an inventory of human remains... contact the University of California, San Diego. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary...

  5. 77 FR 42647 - Safety Zone: San Diego Symphony POPS Fireworks; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone: San Diego Symphony POPS Fireworks; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego Symphony POPS...

  6. 75 FR 77756 - Safety Zone; San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable water of the San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the two...

  7. The San Bernabe power substation; La subestacion San Bernabe

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    Chavez Sanudo, Andres D. [Luz y Fuerza del Centro, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The first planning studies that gave rise to the San Bernabe substation go back to year 1985. The main circumstance that supports this decision is the gradual restriction for electric power generation that has been suffering the Miguel Aleman Hydro System, until its complete disappearance, to give priority to the potable water supply through the Cutzamala pumping system, that feeds in an important way Mexico City and the State of Mexico. In this document the author describes the construction project of the San Bernabe Substation; mention is made of the technological experiences obtained during the construction and its geographical location is shown, as well as the one line diagram of the same [Espanol] Los primeros estudios de planeacion que dieron origen a la subestacion San Bernabe se remontan al ano de 1985. La circunstancia principal que soporta esta decision es la restriccion paulatina para generar energia que ha venido experimentando el Sistema Hidroelectrico Miguel Aleman, hasta su desaparicion total, para dar prioridad al suministro de agua potable por medio del sistema de bombeo Cutzamala, que alimenta en forma importante a la Ciudad de Mexico y al Estado de Mexico. En este documento el autor describe el proyecto de construccion de la subestacion San Bernabe; se mencionan las experiencias tecnologicas obtenidas durante su construccion y se ilustra su ubicacion geografica, asi como un diagrama unifilar de la misma

  8. Spiders from Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: part II. proposal of a new genus and description of three new species of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae Aranhas de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: parte II. proposição de um gênero novo e descrição de três espécies novas de papa-moscas (Araneae, Salticidae

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    Gustavo R. S. Ruiz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The new genus Matagaia is proposed to include the newly described M. chromatopus sp. nov. from Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. In addition, Corythalia insularis sp. nov. and Neonella noronha sp. nov. are also described from this locality. The synanthropic Hasarius adansoni (Audouin, 1826 and Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831 are also recorded from the Archipelago.O novo gênero Matagaia é proposto para incluir M. chromatopus sp. nov., aqui descrita, do Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brasil. Além desta espécie, Corythalia insularis sp. nov. e Neonella noronha sp. nov. também são descritas para a mesma localidade. As espécies sinantrópicas Hasarius adansoni (Audouin, 1826 e Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831 também são registradas para o arquipélago.

  9. Latest results from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Lhenry-Yvon Isabelle

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The Pierre Auger Observatory has been designed to investigate the origin and nature of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR with energies from 1017 to 1020 eV. In this paper we will review some of the most recent results obtained from data of the Pierre Auger Observatory, namely the spectrum of cosmic rays, the anisotropies in arrival directions and the studies related to mass composition and to the number of muons measured at the ground. We will also discuss the implication of these results for assembling a consistent description of the composition, origin and propagation of cosmic rays.

  10. Status of the Milagro $\\gamma$ Ray Observatory

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Némethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tümer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    2001-01-01

    The Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory is the world's first large-area water Cherenkov detector capable of continuously monitoring the sky at TeV energies. Located in northern New Mexico, Milagro will perform an all sky survey of the Northern Hemisphere at energies between ~250 GeV and 50 TeV. With a high duty cycle, large detector area (~5000 square meters), and a wide field-of-view (~1 sr), Milagro is uniquely capable of searching for transient and DC sources of high-energy gamma-ray emission. Milagro has been operating since February, 1999. The current status of the Milagro Observatory and initial results will be discussed.

  11. The origin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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    Dvorak, John [University of Hawaii' s Institute for Astronomy (United States)

    2011-05-15

    I first stepped through the doorway of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in 1976, and I was impressed by what I saw: A dozen people working out of a stone-and-metal building perched at the edge of a high cliff with a spectacular view of a vast volcanic plain. Their primary purpose was to monitor the island's two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. I joined them, working for six weeks as a volunteer and then, years later, as a staff scientist. That gave me several chances to ask how the observatory had started.

  12. UNI Astronomical Observatory - OAUNI: First light

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    Pereyra, Antonio; Meza, Erick; Cori, William; Ricra, José; Zevallos, Maria Isela

    2015-01-01

    We show the actual status of the project to implement the Astronomical Observatory of the National University of Engineering (OAUNI), including its first light. The OAUNI was installed with success at the site of the Huancayo Observatory on the peruvian central Andes. At this time, we are finishing the commissioning phase which includes the testing of all the instruments: optical tube, robotic mount, CCD camera, filter wheel, remote access system, etc. The first light gathered from a stellar field was very promissory. The next step will be to start the scientific programs and to bring support to the undergraduate courses in observational astronomy at the Faculty of Sciences of UNI.

  13. Astronomical Limiting Magnitude at Langkawi Observatory

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    Zainuddin, Mohd. Zambri; Loon, Chin Wei; Harun, Saedah

    2010-07-01

    Astronomical limiting magnitude is an indicator for astronomer to conduct astronomical measurement at a particular site. It gives an idea to astronomer of that site what magnitude of celestial object can be measured. Langkawi National Observatory (LNO) is situated at Bukit Malut with latitude 6°18' 25'' North and longitude 99°46' 52'' East in Langkawi Island. Sky brightness measurement has been performed at this site using the standard astronomical technique. The value of the limiting magnitude measured is V = 18.6+/-1.0 magnitude. This will indicate that astronomical measurement at Langkawi observatory can only be done for celestial objects having magnitude less than V = 18.6 magnitudes.

  14. Three Worlds of the Megalithic Observatory Kokino

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    Cenev, G.

    2011-06-01

    Mountain in its symbolic presentation can be considered as a world axis and place for alliance of three worlds: heavenly world, ours or middle world and underworld. Image of the three worlds represents also intellectual establishment, proportion and unity among Gods, Cosmos and Man. The three observation posts of the Megalithic Observatory Kokino actually are symbols of those three worlds in the ancient people's imagination, defining ritual activities. At the same time, they were used for organizing all agricultural and stock breeding activities of the early agricultural communities in the wider region surrounding the ancient observatory.

  15. Latest results from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Lhenry-Yvon, Isabelle

    2016-07-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory has been designed to investigate the origin and nature of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) with energies from 1017 to 1020 eV. In this paper we will review some of the most recent results obtained from data of the Pierre Auger Observatory, namely the spectrum of cosmic rays, the anisotropies in arrival directions and the studies related to mass composition and to the number of muons measured at the ground. We will also discuss the implication of these results for assembling a consistent description of the composition, origin and propagation of cosmic rays.

  16. SPASE and the Heliophysics Virtual Observatories

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    J R Thieman

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The Space Physics Archive Search and Extract (SPASE project has developed an information model for interoperable access and retrieval of data within the Heliophysics (also known as space and solar physics science community. The diversity of science data archives within this community has led to the establishment of many virtual observatories to coordinate the data pathways within Heliophysics subdisciplines, such as magnetospheres, waves, radiation belts, etc. The SPASE information model provides a semantic layer and common language for data descriptions so that searches might be made across the whole of the heliophysics data environment, especially through the virtual observatories.

  17. Lessons Learned From 104 Years of Mobile Observatories

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    Miller, S. P.; Clark, P. D.; Neiswender, C.; Raymond, L.; Rioux, M.; Norton, C.; Detrick, R.; Helly, J.; Sutton, D.; Weatherford, J.

    2007-12-01

    As the oceanographic community ventures into a new era of integrated observatories, it may be helpful to look back on the era of "mobile observatories" to see what Cyberinfrastructure lessons might be learned. For example, SIO has been operating research vessels for 104 years, supporting a wide range of disciplines: marine geology and geophysics, physical oceanography, geochemistry, biology, seismology, ecology, fisheries, and acoustics. In the last 6 years progress has been made with diverse data types, formats and media, resulting in a fully-searchable online SIOExplorer Digital Library of more than 800 cruises (http://SIOExplorer.ucsd.edu). Public access to SIOExplorer is considerable, with 795,351 files (206 GB) downloaded last year. During the last 3 years the efforts have been extended to WHOI, with a "Multi-Institution Testbed for Scalable Digital Archiving" funded by the Library of Congress and NSF (IIS 0455998). The project has created a prototype digital library of data from both institutions, including cruises, Alvin submersible dives, and ROVs. In the process, the team encountered technical and cultural issues that will be facing the observatory community in the near future. Technological Lessons Learned: Shipboard data from multiple institutions are extraordinarily diverse, and provide a good training ground for observatories. Data are gathered from a wide range of authorities, laboratories, servers and media, with little documentation. Conflicting versions exist, generated by alternative processes. Domain- and institution-specific issues were addressed during initial staging. Data files were categorized and metadata harvested with automated procedures. With our second-generation approach to staging, we achieve higher levels of automation with greater use of controlled vocabularies. Database and XML- based procedures deal with the diversity of raw metadata values and map them to agreed-upon standard values, in collaboration with the Marine Metadata

  18. A Spanish Borderlands Community: San Antonio.

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    Teja, Jesus F. de la

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the founding of San Antonio, originally San Antonio de Bexar, which, in 1718, came into being as a military settlement involved in Spanish imperial defensive measures. Focuses on the development and continued growth of San Antonio, Texas's most populous city in the 19th century. (CMK)

  19. La poética del fragmento y el tercer espacio de la historia en Noticias del Imperio de Fernando del Paso

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    Ibsen, K

    2006-01-01

    Este trabajo propone estudiar los capítulos metatextuales de Noticias del Imperio (1987), versión novelística del Segundo Imperio Mexicano de Fernando del Paso. Aunque la tensión central en la novela radica en la interacción entre los capítulos "históricos" y los monólogos de Carlota, hay lugar en la novela para otras versiones, otras voces, que por su ineludible textualidad nos exigen imaginar un "tercer espacio" discursivo como alternativa. Ya que los narradores de estas secciones son todo...

  20. Enunciación performática y politización estésica en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    Carlos Leonel Cherri

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone leer en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo un conjunto de operaciones performativas que desembocan en una politización artística que entiende la des-alienación como una operación de regeneración sensitiva (afectiva y que ejerce una resistencia al biopoder por medio de una ética respecto de lo viviente, situación paradigmática en el texto de Vallejo pero que también alcanza otras producciones artísticas contemporáneas en Latinoamérica.

  1. El nomadismo latinoamericano o la búsqueda del vínculo con el origen (una reflexión sobre El viaje de Fernando Solanas)

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    Aleksandra Jablonska

    2012-01-01

    En el artículo se analiza El viaje de Fernando Solanas como una película alegórica en que la metáfora del viaje, frecuentemente usada en los cines latinoamericanos, en esta ocasión parece apuntar hacia una reflexión sobre un continente marcado por el colonialismo y el neocolonialismo, sangrientas dictaduras y represión, corrupción generalizada y especulación desmedida. Se trata, en definitiva, de una reflexión sobre la historia que no es de progreso sino de la decadencia y de la fugacidad, un...

  2. De bispo a presidente: a trilha de Fernando Lugo em espaços públicos e midiáticos

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    A pesquisa visa problematizar e produzir conhecimento sobre o modo como o bispo católico e atual presidente paraguaio, Fernando Lugo, é construído nos espaços midiáticos brasileiros, a saber, as revistas semanais Carta Capital, Época, Isto É e Veja, bem como nas significações de intérpretes qualificados da realidade latino-americana, durante o período de maio de 2007 a julho de 2010. Assim, atentamos para aspectos históricos, políticos, culturais, midiáticos e simbólicos, que perpassam a tril...

  3. O Infante D. Fernando de Portugal, senhor de Serpa (1218-1246): história da vida e da morte de um cavaleiro andante

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    Pereira, Armando de Sousa

    1998-01-01

    Durante a primeira metade do século XIII vive-se em Portugal um ambiente de crise, que atinge o seu auge no reinado de Sancho II e na guerra civil que lhe sucedeu, imagem das profundas mutações económicas, sociais e políticas ocorridas num país ainda em construção territorial. Este cenário é aqui percorrido numa perspectiva individual, a do infante D. Fernando, filho do rei Afonso II e senhor da terra de Serpa, que desempenhou papel activo naqueles acontecimentos; estabelecem-se o itinerário ...

  4. Estudo piloto realizado entre profissionais e estudantes da Universidade Fernando Pessoa, sobre o conhecimento das técnicas de identificação humana

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    Pereira, Vítor Daniel Bettencourt Jardim

    2015-01-01

    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A Medicina Forense tem cada vez mais importância no que diz respeito a questões legais, sociais e emocionais. Esta ciência tem vindo a desenvolver-se ao longo do tempo mas, mesmo assim, reparamos que certas áreas ainda se encontram pouco exploradas, pois representa uma área com grandes vantagens na identificação humana. Existem di...

  5. [The Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) governments and the policy for the civil servant workforce of the Brazilian government].

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    Costa, Nilson do Rosario; Lamarca, Isabel

    2013-06-01

    This article analyzes the configuration of the active civil servant workforce of the Brazilian government during Fernando Henrique Cardoso - FHC - (1995-2002) and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - Lula - (2003-2010) mandates. The article associates the condition of the workforce of the Brazilian government with the changes in the government coalition. The residual participation of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the direct provision of public services influenced the downward trend of the federal workforce.The implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS) was strongly affected by the structural adjustment of the workforce at the federal level during the decades of 1990 and 2000.

  6. Don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, descubridor del Arte Rupestre Esquemático (1783)

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    Nieto Gallo, Gratiniano

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    Fue en 1783 cuando en realidad podemos decir que comienza la Historia del Arte Rupestre esquemático peninsular con el descubrimiento que de él hizo don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, en la Peña Escrita y en La Batanera de Fuencaliente, noticia de la que dio puntual referencia al Conde de Floridablanca con quien mantenía correspondencia regular en su calidad de pensionado que era de S.M. para colaborar en la recogida de minerales para el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural.

  7. Enunciación performática y politización estésica en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    Carlos Leonel Cherri

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo se propone leer en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo un conjunto de operaciones performativas que desembocan en una politización artística que entiende la des-alienación como una operación de regeneración sensitiva (afectiva) y que ejerce una resistencia al biopoder por medio de una ética respecto de lo viviente, situación paradigmática en el texto de Vallejo pero que también alcanza otras producciones artísticas contemporáneas en Latinoamérica.

  8. Don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, descubridor del Arte Rupestre Esquemático (1783

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    Gratiniano NIETO GALLO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Fue en 1783 cuando en realidad podemos decir que comienza la Historia del Arte Rupestre esquemático peninsular con el descubrimiento que de él hizo don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, en la Peña Escrita y en La Batanera de Fuencaliente, noticia de la que dio puntual referencia al Conde de Floridablanca con quien mantenía correspondencia regular en su calidad de pensionado que era de S.M. para colaborar en la recogida de minerales para el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural.

  9. Convair Astronautics, San Diego (California

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    Pereira & Luckmam, Arquitectos

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    Full Text Available Este brillante y espectacular complejo industrial se ha creado especialmente para la investigación y fabricación de cohetes intercontinentales y vehículos del espacio de las Fuerzas Aéreas de los EE. UU., en las proximidades de San Diego y cerca del campo de pruebas de Sycamore Canyon.

  10. The Yale/San Juan Southern Proper Motion Program

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    van Altena, W. F.; Girard, T. M.; Platais, I.; Kozhurina-Platais, V.; Ostheimer, J.; Lopez, C. E.; Mendez, R. A.

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    The SPM is based on photographic plates taken at our observatory at El Leoncito, Argentina and will yield absolute proper motions and positions to magnitude B 19 for approximately 1 million stars south of declination -20 degrees. The SPM is a joint program between the Yale Southern Observatory and the Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina. The SPM Catalog 2.0 provides positions, absolute proper motions, and photographic BV photometry for over 320,000 stars and galaxies. All objects contained in the SPM 1.0 Catalog (the South Galactic Pole region) are also included in this version. Note that SPM 1.0 has been replaced by SPM 1.1 which has slightly different astrometry (mostly proper motions) due to refinement of the magnitude equation correction in the SPM 2.0 Catalog. The Catalog covers an area of 3700 square degrees in an irregularly bounded band between declinations of -43 and -22 degrees, but excluding fields in the plane of the Milky Way. Stars cover the magnitude range 5 astrom/. Our web-site contains several useful plots showing the sky coverage, error distribution, a quick comparison with the Hipparcos proper motions, etc.

  11. Armenian Virtual Observatory: Services and Data Sharing

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    Knyazyan, A. V.; Astsatryan, H. V.; Mickaelian, A. M.

    2016-06-01

    The main aim of this article is to introduce the data management and services of the Armenian Virtual Observatory (ArVO), which consists of user friendly data management mechanisms, a new and productive cross-correlation service, and data sharing API based on international standards and protocols.

  12. AUGO II: A Comprehensive Subauroral Zone Observatory

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    Schofield, I. S.; Connors, M. G.

    2012-12-01

    Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory II (AUGO II) is a comprehensive subauroral zone observatory designed for routine automated optical and magnetic observation of the aurora. Becoming operational in February 2012, AUGO II has six temperature/humidity controlled observation rooms, each equipped with a 1.5 meter diameter acrylic dome custom fabricated for wide spectral transparency. AUGO II is located approximately 25 km southwest of the town of Athabasca, in Alberta, Canada, on the southern edge of the auroral zone (Geodetic coordinates: latitude 54 36' 10", longitude 113 38' 40" west. CGM coordinates: latitude 61.7, longitude 306.8, L-value 4.5). AUGO II is sufficiently isolated from urban development that skies are dark enough during winter months to allow optical studies of faint phenomena, such as H-beta studies of proton precipitation aurora, currently underway. The observatory's modest residence can accommodate six persons, allowing groups to live and work with their instruments for the duration of their research campaign without leaving the site. AUGO II's inaugural guest research campaign was reported successful, and resulted in a permanent VLF/LF radio experiment being deployed at the observatory's expansive site. We are hopeful more research groups will take advantage of this unique facility and help realize its full potential.

  13. A home-built, fully automated observatory

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    Beales, M.

    2010-12-01

    This paper describes the design of an automated observatory making use of off-the-shelf components and software. I make no claims for originality in the design but it has been an interesting and rewarding exercise to get all the components to work together.

  14. Astronomical Virtual Observatories Through International Collaboration

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    Masatoshi Ohishi

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Astronomical Virtual Observatories (VOs are emerging research environment for astronomy, and 16 countries and a region have funded to develop their VOs based on international standard protocols for interoperability. The 16 funded VO projects have established the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (http://www.ivoa.net/ to develop the standard interoperable interfaces such as registry (meta data, data access, query languages, output format (VOTable, data model, application interface, and so on. The IVOA members have constructed each VO environment through the IVOA interfaces. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ started its VO project (Japanese Virtual Observatory - JVO in 2002, and developed its VO system. We have succeeded to interoperate the latest JVO system with other VOs in the USA and Europe since December 2004. Observed data by the Subaru telescope, satellite data taken by the JAXA/ISAS, etc. are connected to the JVO system. Successful interoperation of the JVO system with other VOs means that astronomers in the world will be able to utilize top-level data obtained by these telescopes from anywhere in the world at anytime. System design of the JVO system, experiences during our development including problems of current standard protocols defined in the IVOA, and proposals to resolve these problems in the near future are described.

  15. Axions at the International Axion Observatory

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    Redondo, Javier

    2016-01-01

    QCD axions with meV mass can be behind some stellar cooling anomalies and form all or part of the cold dark matter of the universe. We discuss on a proposed experiment to discover the solar flux of meV mass axions: the International AXion Observatory: IAXO.

  16. Robotic Autonomous Observatories: A Historical Perspective

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    Alberto Javier Castro-Tirado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a historical introduction to the field of Robotic Astronomy, from the point of view of a scientist working in this field for more than a decade. The author discusses the basic definitions, the differing telescope control operating systems, observatory managers, as well as a few current scientific applications.

  17. Education and public engagement in observatory operations

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    Gabor, Pavel; Mayo, Louis; Zaritsky, Dennis

    2016-07-01

    Education and public engagement (EPE) is an essential part of astronomy's mission. New technologies, remote observing and robotic facilities are opening new possibilities for EPE. A number of projects (e.g., Telescopes In Education, MicroObservatory, Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope and UNC's Skynet) have developed new infrastructure, a number of observatories (e.g., University of Arizona's "full-engagement initiative" towards its astronomy majors, Vatican Observatory's collaboration with high-schools) have dedicated their resources to practical instruction and EPE. Some of the facilities are purpose built, others are legacy telescopes upgraded for remote or automated observing. Networking among institutions is most beneficial for EPE, and its implementation ranges from informal agreements between colleagues to advanced software packages with web interfaces. The deliverables range from reduced data to time and hands-on instruction while operating a telescope. EPE represents a set of tasks and challenges which is distinct from research applications of the new astronomical facilities and operation modes. In this paper we examine the experience with several EPE projects, and some lessons and challenges for observatory operation.

  18. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory

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    Mostafá, Miguel A.

    2014-10-01

    The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a large field of view, continuously operated, TeV γ-ray experiment under construction at 4,100 m a.s.l. in Mexico. The HAWC observatory will have an order of magnitude better sensitivity, angular resolution, and background rejection than its predecessor, the Milagro experiment. The improved performance will allow us to detect both the transient and steady emissions, to study the Galactic diffuse emission at TeV energies, and to measure or constrain the TeV spectra of GeV γ-ray sources. In addition, HAWC will be the only ground-based instrument capable of detecting prompt emission from γ-ray bursts above 50 GeV. The HAWC observatory will consist of an array of 300 water Cherenkov detectors (WCDs), each with four photomultiplier tubes. This array is currently under construction on the flanks of the Sierra Negra volcano near the city of Puebla, Mexico. The first 30 WCDs (forming an array approximately the size of Milagro) were deployed in Summer 2012, and 100 WCDs will be taking data by May, 2013. We present in this paper the motivation for constructing the HAWC observatory, the status of the deployment, and the first results from the constantly growing array.

  19. The high-altitude water Cherenkov Observatory

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    2014-07-01

    The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a large field of view, continuously operated, TeV γ -ray experiment under construction at 4,100ma.s.l. in Mexico. The HAWC observatory will have an order of magnitude better sensitivity, angular resolution, and background rejection than its predecessor, the Milagro experiment. The improved performance will allow to detect both the transient and steady emissions, to study the Galactic diffuse emission at TeV energies, and to measure or constrain the TeV spectra of GeV γ -ray sources. In addition, HAWC will be the only ground-based instrument capable of detecting prompt emission from γ -ray bursts above 50 GeV. The HAWC observatory will consist of an array of 300 water Cherenkov detectors (WCDs), each with four photomultiplier tubes. This array is currently under construction on the flanks of the Sierra Negra volcano near the city of Puebla, Mexico. The first 30 WCDs (forming an array approximately the size of Milagro) were deployed in Summer 2012, and 100 WCDs will be taking data by May, 2013. We present in this paper the motivation for constructing the HAWC observatory, the status of the deployment, and the first results from the constantly growing array. (author)

  20. India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)

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    D Indumathi

    2004-12-01

    We present some physics possibilities with an iron calorimeter detector (ICAL) and a status report on the feasibility study to construct such a detector at a future possible India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). This talk was given at the workshop on high energy physics phenomenology, WHEPP-8, in Jan. 2004, at IIT Bombay.

  1. NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory

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    Kellogg, K.; Thurman, S.; Edelstein, W.; Spencer, M.; Chen, Gun-Shing; Underwood, M.; Njoku, E.; Goodman, S.; Jai, Benhan

    The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, one of the first-tier missions recommended by the 2007 U.S. National Research Council Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space, was confirmed in May 2012 by NASA to proceed into Implementation Phase (Phase C) with a planned launch in October 2014. SMAP will produce high-resolution and accurate global maps of soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state using data from a non-imaging synthetic aperture radar and a radiometer, both operating at L-band. Major challenges addressed by the observatory design include: (1) achieving global coverage every 2-3 days with a single observatory; (2) producing both high resolution and high accuracy soil moisture data, including through moderate vegetation; (3) using a mesh reflector antenna for L-band radiometry; (4) minimizing science data loss from terrestrial L-band radio frequency interference; (5) designing fault protection that also minimizes science data loss; (6) adapting planetary heritage avionics to meet SMAP's unique application and data volume needs; (7) ensuring observatory electromagnetic compatibility to avoid degrading science; (8) controlling a large spinning instrument with a small spacecraft; and (9) accommodating launch vehicle selection late in the observatory's development lifecycle.

  2. The Cape Observatory: all Categories of Heritage

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    Glass, Ian S.

    2012-09-01

    In this presentation I will give an outline of the various types of heritage related to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, established in 1820 and now the headquarters campus of the South African Astronomical Observatory, located quite close to downtown Cape Town. In terms of tangible, fixed heritage, the campus itself, the domes and the various other buildings are obviously relevant. This category includes the Classical Revival Main Building of 1828 and the McClean dome of 1895 by the leading colonial architect Herbert Baker as well as many other buildings and even the graves of two directors. Tangible movable items include, in principle, the telescopes, the accessory instruments and many pieces of apparatus that have been preserved. In addition, extensive collections of antique paintings, drawings, furniture and books add to the site's cultural significance. Many of the Observatory's archives are still kept locally. The intangible heritage of the Observatory consists for example of its history, its major discoveries, its interaction with the City, its central role in the history of science in South Africa and its appeal as a living cultural institution. Especially notable were the observations by Henderson (ca 1831) leading to the distance of a Cen and the early sky survey known as the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung.

  3. Reverberation Mapping Results from MDM Observatory

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    Denney, Kelly D.; Peterson, B. M.; Pogge, R. W.

    2010-01-01

    . We present results from a multi-month reverberation mapping campaign undertaken primarily at MDM Observatory with supporting observations from around the world. We measure BLR radii and black hole masses for six objects. The primary goal of this campaign was to obtain either new or improved Hß...

  4. Reverberation Mapping Results from MDM Observatory

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    Denney, Kelly D.; Peterson, B. M.; Pogge, R. W.

    2009-01-01

    We present results from a multi-month reverberation mapping campaign undertaken primarily at MDM Observatory with supporting observations from around the world. We measure broad line region (BLR) radii and black hole masses for six objects. A velocity-resolved analysis of the H_beta response shows...

  5. Metsahovi Radio Observatory - IVS Network Station

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    Uunila, Minttu; Zubko, Nataliya; Poutanen, Markku; Kallunki, Juha; Kallio, Ulla

    2013-01-01

    In 2012, Metsahovi Radio Observatory together with Finnish Geodetic Institute officially became an IVS Network Station. Eight IVS sessions were observed during the year. Two spacecraft tracking and one EVN X-band experiment were also performed. In 2012, the Metsahovi VLBI equipment was upgraded with a Digital Base Band Converter, a Mark 5B+, a FILA10G, and a FlexBuff.

  6. Robotic Autonomous Observatories: A Historical Perspective

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    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a historical introduction to the field of Robotic Astronomy, from the point of view of a scientist working in this field for more than a decade. The author discusses the basic definitions, the differing telescope control operating systems, observatory managers, as well as a few current scientific applications.

  7. Lights go out at city observatory

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    Armstrong, R

    2003-01-01

    Edinburgh's Royal Observatory is to close its doors to the public due to dwindling visitor numbers. The visitor centre will remain open to the general public for planned lectures and night-time observing sessions, but will cease to be open on a daily basis from next month (1/2 page).

  8. Reengineering observatory operations for the time domain

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    Seaman, Robert L.; Vestrand, W. T.; Hessman, Frederic V.

    2014-07-01

    Observatories are complex scientific and technical institutions serving diverse users and purposes. Their telescopes, instruments, software, and human resources engage in interwoven workflows over a broad range of timescales. These workflows have been tuned to be responsive to concepts of observatory operations that were applicable when various assets were commissioned, years or decades in the past. The astronomical community is entering an era of rapid change increasingly characterized by large time domain surveys, robotic telescopes and automated infrastructures, and - most significantly - of operating modes and scientific consortia that span our individual facilities, joining them into complex network entities. Observatories must adapt and numerous initiatives are in progress that focus on redesigning individual components out of the astronomical toolkit. New instrumentation is both more capable and more complex than ever, and even simple instruments may have powerful observation scripting capabilities. Remote and queue observing modes are now widespread. Data archives are becoming ubiquitous. Virtual observatory standards and protocols and astroinformatics data-mining techniques layered on these are areas of active development. Indeed, new large-aperture ground-based telescopes may be as expensive as space missions and have similarly formal project management processes and large data management requirements. This piecewise approach is not enough. Whatever challenges of funding or politics facing the national and international astronomical communities it will be more efficient - scientifically as well as in the usual figures of merit of cost, schedule, performance, and risks - to explicitly address the systems engineering of the astronomical community as a whole.

  9. MMS Observatory TV Results Contamination Summary

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    Rosecrans, Glenn; Brieda, Lubos; Errigo, Therese

    2014-01-01

    The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a constellation of 4 observatories designed to investigate the fundamental plasma physics of reconnection in the Earth's magnetosphere. The various instrument suites measure electric and magnetic fields, energetic particles, and plasma composition. Each spacecraft has undergone extensive environmental testing to prepare it for its minimum 2 year mission. In this paper, we report on the extensive thermal vacuum testing campaign. The testing was performed at the Naval Research Laboratory utilizing the "Big Blue" vacuum chamber. A total of ten thermal vacuum tests were performed, including two chamber certifications, three dry runs, and five tests of the individual MMS observatories. During the test, the observatories were enclosed in a thermal enclosure known as the "hamster cage". The enclosure allowed for a detailed thermal control of various observatory zone, but at the same time, imposed additional contamination and system performance requirements. The environment inside the enclosure and the vacuum chamber was actively monitored by several QCMs, RGA, and up to 18 ion gauges. Each spacecraft underwent a bakeout phase, which was followed by 4 thermal cycles. Unique aspects of the TV campaign included slow pump downs with a partial represses, thruster firings, Helium identification, and monitoring pressure spikes with ion gauges. Selected data from these TV tests is presented along with lessons learned.

  10. e-VLBI Development at Haystack Observatory

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    Whitney, Alan

    Haystack Observatory continues an aggressive program of e-VLBI development, particularly with respect to the use of public (shared) high-speed networds for data transfer. Much of 2002 was spent preparing for a Gbps e-VLBI demonstration experiment using antennas at Westford, MA and Greenbelt, MD; this experiment was succcesully conducted using both near-real-time and real-time data transfers to the Mark 4 correlator at Haystack Observatory, though correlation was not done in real time. In early 2003 a dedicated e-VLBI Gigabit-Ethernet wavelength was establisted between Haystack Observatory and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, giving Haystack easy access to the high-speed Abilene network in the U.S. Also in October 2002, preliminary e-VLBI experiments were conducted between Westford, MA and Kashima, Japan; this set of experiments is continuing with increasing data-rate transfers. These experiments use the Mark 5 system at Westford and the K5 system at Kashima; data is transferred in both directions and correlated at both sites. Preparations are now underway to begin e-VLBI transfers from Wettzell, Germany and Kokee Park, Kauaii for routine daily observation of UT1. Haystack Observatory has recently been awarded a 3-year grant the the National Science Foundation for the development of new IP protocols specifically tailored for e-VLBI and similar applications.

  11. Radioecological Observatories - Breeding Grounds for Innovative Research

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    Steiner, Martin; Urso, Laura; Wichterey, Karin; Willrodt, Christine [Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz - BfS, Willy-Brandt-Strasse 5, 38226 Salzgitter (Germany); Beresford, Nicholas A.; Howard, Brenda [NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - CEH, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Av., Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AP (United Kingdom); Bradshaw, Clare; Stark, Karolina [Stockholms Universitet - SU, Universitetsvaegen 10, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden); Dowdall, Mark; Liland, Astrid [Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority - NRPA, P.O. Box 55, NO-1332 Oesteraas (Norway); Eyrolle- Boyer, Frederique; Guillevic, Jerome; Hinton, Thomas [Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire - IRSN, 31, Avenue de la Division Leclerc, 92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses (France); Gashchak, Sergey [Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology - Chornobyl Center, 77th Gvardiiska Dyviiya str.7/1, 07100 Slavutych (Ukraine); Hutri, Kaisa-Leena; Ikaeheimonen, Tarja; Muikku, Maarit; Outola, Iisa [Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority - STUK, P.O. Box 14, 00881 Helsinki (Finland); Michalik, Boguslaw [Glowny Instytut Gornictwa - GIG, Plac Gwarkow 1, 40-166 Katowice (Poland); Mora, Juan Carlos; Real, Almudena; Robles, Beatriz [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas - CIEMAT, Avenida complutense, 40, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Oughton, Deborah; Salbu, Brit [Norwegian University of Life Sciences - NMBU, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Aas (Norway); Sweeck, Lieve [Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d' Etude de l' Energie Nucleaire (SCK.CEN), Avenue Herrmann- Debroux 40, BE-1160 Brussels (Belgium); Yoschenko, Vasyl [National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP of Ukraine), Herojiv Obrony st., 15, Kyiv-03041 (Ukraine)

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    Within the EC-funded (FP7) Network of Excellence STAR (Strategy for Allied Radioecology, www.star-radioecology.org) the concept of Radioecological Observatories is currently being implemented on a European level for the first time. Radioecological Observatories are radioactively (and chemically) contaminated field sites that will provide a focus for joint long-term radioecological research. The benefit of this innovative approach is to create synergistic research collaborations by sharing expertise, ideas, data and resources. Research at the Radioecological Observatories will primarily focus on radioecological challenges outlined in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). Mechanisms to use these sites will be established under the EC-funded project COMET (Coordination and Implementation of a Pan-European Instrument for Radioecology, www.comet-radioecology.org). The European Radioecological Observatory sites were selected using a structured, progressive approach that was transparent, consistent and objective. A first screening of potential candidate sites was conducted based on the following exclusion criteria: long-term perspective for shared field work and suitability for addressing the radioecological challenges of the SRA. The proposed sites included former uranium mining and milling sites in France and Germany, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) in Ukraine/Belarus and the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (USCB) in Poland. All candidate sites were prioritized based on evaluation criteria which comprised scientific issues, available infrastructure, administrative/legal constraints and financial considerations. Multi-criteria decision analysis, group discussions and recommendations provided by external experts were combined to obtain a preference order among the suggested sites. Using this approach, the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (USCB) in Poland and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) were selected as Radioecological Observatories. The two sites have similar multi

  12. Bruce Medalists at the Mt. Wilson Observatory

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    Tenn, J. S.

    2004-12-01

    The institution which succeeded the Mt. Wilson Station of Yerkes Observatory in 1904 has had six names and three sites. From 1948-1980 it was united with Caltech's Palomar Observatory, and since then its main observatory has been in Chile, though still headquartered on Santa Barbara Street in Pasadena. For more than half of the twentieth century it was the leading observatory in the world. One bit of evidence for this is the amazing number of its staff members awarded the Bruce Medal. The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has been awarded for lifetime contributions to astronomy since 1898. It is an international award. It wasn't until 1963 that the number of medalists who had worked primarily in the United States reached half the total. Yet fourteen of the first 87 medalists spent most of their careers at Mt. Wilson, including the period when it was Mt. Wilson and Palomar, and another three were Caltech observers who used the telescopes of the jointly operated observatory. Several more medalists made substantial use of the telescopes on Mt. Wilson and Palomar Mountain. We will discuss highlights of the careers of a number of these distinguished astronomers: directors George Ellery Hale, Walter Adams, Ira Bowen, and Horace Babcock; solar observer and satellite discoverer Seth Nicholson; instrument builder Harold Babcock; galactic and cosmological observers Frederick Seares, Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade, Rudolph Minkowski, and Allan Sandage; and spectroscopists Paul Merrill, Alfred Joy, Olin Wilson, Jesse Greenstein, Maarten Schmidt, and Wallace Sargent. We will touch briefly on others who used Mt. Wilson and/or Palomar, including Harlow Shapley, Joel Stebbins, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Donald Osterbrock, and Albert Whitford.

  13. Uma cifra três vezes alheia: o alheamento poético, editorial e tradutório no Livro do Desassossego, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Ana Paula de Bortoli

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to think about Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet, focusing on three forms of estrangement: the poetics of estrangement, the editorial estrangement and the translation as a kind of estrangement. The first one will be considered  through  the reading of In the Forest of Estrangement, a text that carries the concept in  its  title and differs from the rest of the fragments. The second one will be considered from the point of view of  the discourses of the different organizers, editors and translators, the “others” that play an “author-role” in the process of republishing the book. The last part brings the English version In the Forest of Estrangement by Richard Zenith (1999, in order to discuss his fidelity intentions in contrast with the text’s transformations. In tension with this book, published and republished after the author’s death, a private signature remains: the cipher L. do D., which Fernando Pessoa used to classify the texts that belonged to a book kept  unpublished until his death and that was composed such as life.

  14. Le dévoiement moral dans la littérature de la Renaissance : Fernando de Rojas au miroir de Ludovic Arioste

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    Alessandro Leiduan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article se propose de relever les points de convergence possibles entre La Celestina de Fernando de Rojas et La Lena de l’Arioste. L’analyse des deux œuvres met en lumière l’affleurement, au sein du théâtre italien et du théâtre espagnol du XVIe siècle, d’une réflexion sur le rapport de l’homme au Mal, sur les causes qui peuvent l’amener à se pervertir, à choisir de se mettre volontairement hors la loi, réflexion qui a conduit à légitimer pleinement le rapprochement, souvent évoqué, mais insuffisamment argumenté, des deux pièces.Questo articolo si propone di mettere in luce i punti di convergenza possibili tra La Celestina di Fernando de Rojas e La Lena dell’Ariosto. L’analisi delle due opere ha messo in evidenza l’emergenza, nel teatro italiano e spagnolo del cinquecento, di una riflessione sul rapporto dell’uomo al Male, sulle cause che possono indurre l’essere umano a corrompersi, a scegliere volontariamente di vivere al di fuori di ogni legge, riflessione che ha permesso di legittimare l’accostamento, spesso proposto, ma mai dimostrato, tra le due opere.

  15. Las olas embravecidas. La antropología propugnada en El engaño de las razas de Fernando Ortiz

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    Lastra de Matías, Gilles

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The following paper approaches Fernando Ortiz’s thought through his book El engaño de las razas (1946. The cuban author proposes an anthropology free from the distinctive and discriminatory criterion of races, free from the use of the word “race”. This work, which implies a decidedly critical conception of history, is linked to the reflection on “transculturation”, and in a certain extent, a continuation of it.

    El siguiente artículo estudia el pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz a través de su libro El engaño de las razas (1946. El autor cubano asienta las bases de una antropología libre del criterio distintivo y discriminatorio de las razas, libre del uso de la palabra “raza”. Esta obra, que supone una concepción plenamente crítica de la historia, resulta inseparable de la reflexión sobre la “transculturación”, y en cierta medida, la prolonga.

  16. Los Voluntarios de Fernando VII de Ciudad de México. ¿Baluarte de la capital y confianza del reino?

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    Ruiz de Gordejuela Urquijo, Jesús

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    Full Text Available This research aims to approach Fernando VII’s Urban Militia Volunteers in Mexico City, firstly as shock troops in the coup of September 16, 1808 and two years later as a safe keeper in the viceregal capital until its dissolution on the eve of Mexican independence. Thanks to unpublished primary sources we have been able to delve into the life of this controversial military body marked by scandals and serious internal problems and discover if it really was the bulwark of the capital and the credibility of the kingdom as Viceroy Calleja, his colonel, intended.La presente investigación pretende acercarnos a la milicia urbana de los Voluntarios de Fernando VII de ciudad de México, en un primer momento como cuerpo de choque en el golpe de Estado del 16 de septiembre de 1808 y dos años después como garante de la seguridad de la capital virreinal hasta su disolución en vísperas de la independencia mexicana. Gracias a fuentes primarias inéditas hemos podido adentrarnos en la vida de este polémico cuerpo militar jalonado de escándalos y graves problemas internos y descubrir si realmente fueron el baluarte de la capital y la confianza del reino tal y como pretendió su coronel el virrey Calleja.

  17. Elementos poéticos de um conto de Caio Fernando Abreu e sua tradução para a língua inglesa

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    Lara Souto Santana

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    Full Text Available Caio Fernando Abreu (1948-1996 tem sua obra composta predominantemente por contos. Este artigo pretende analisar os aspectos poéticos que perpassam um deles: “Sem Ana, blues”, publicado no livro Os dragões não conhecem o paraíso em 1988 e verificar de que forma sua tradução para língua inglesa – “Blues without Ana” –, feita por David Treece e publicada no livro Dragons... em 1990 na Inglaterra, foi apresentada ao leitor do conto na língua citada. Tais elementos fazem a narrativa ser mais que uma história sobre solidão. Lembramos ainda que nossas observações se darão sempre sob ponto de vista de leitores do texto em língua portuguesa. Palavras-chave: Sem Ana, Blues, Blues without Ana, Caio Fernando Abreu, tradução, Poesia.

  18. Autorretrato y viaje interior en el ensayo literario colombiano del siglo XX: Fernando González y Hernando Téllez

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    Efrén Giraldo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo considera el autorretrato y el viaje interior, procedimientos introducidos por Michel de Montaigne, en dos escritores colombianos del siglo xx: Hernando Téllez y Fernando González. Se observan las estrategias de autofiguración y construcción de un relato que examina la propia vida, para mostrar la confluencia en ambos autores de una tradición de diarios y escrituras confesionales que se cruza con la crítica, la meditación, el fragmento y el ensayo. Se pretende señalar, con los casos estudiados, la importancia que los procesos de autofiguración tienen a la hora de indagar en la dimensión estética del género ensayístico en Colombia.This article considers self-portrait and inner journey, strategies created by Michel de Montaigne, in two representative XXth century Colombian writers: Fernando González and Hernando Téllez. It is intended to examine strategies in self figuration and narrative about the own life, in order to show the confluence of a tradition related to diaries and confessional writing, intersected by criticism, meditation, essay and fragment. Finally, the article tries to indicate, in both cases, how important self figuration is, in order to quest for aesthetic dimension of Colombian essay.

  19. Operations of and Future Plans for the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Abraham, : J.; Abreu, P.; Aglietta, M.; Aguirre, C.; Ahn, E.J.; Allard, D.; Allekotte, I.; Allen, J.; Alvarez-Muniz, J.; Ambrosio, M.; Anchordoqui, L.

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    These are presentations to be presented at the 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, in Lodz, Poland during July 2009. It consists of the following presentations: (1) Performance and operation of the Surface Detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory; (2) Extension of the Pierre Auger Observatory using high-elevation fluorescence telescopes (HEAT); (3) AMIGA - Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array of the Pierre Auger Observatory; (4) Radio detection of Cosmic Rays at the southern Auger Observatory; (5) Hardware Developments for the AMIGA enhancement at the Pierre Auger Observatory; (6) A simulation of the fluorescence detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory using GEANT 4; (7) Education and Public Outreach at the Pierre Auger Observatory; (8) BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA; and (9) Progress with the Northern Part of the Pierre Auger Observatory.

  20. Studying the Light Pollution around Urban Observatories: Columbus State University’s WestRock Observatory

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    O'Keeffe, Brendon Andrew; Johnson, Michael

    2017-01-01

    Light pollution plays an ever increasing role in the operations of observatories across the world. This is especially true in urban environments like Columbus, GA, where Columbus State University’s WestRock Observatory is located. Light pollution’s effects on an observatory include high background levels, which results in a lower signal to noise ratio. Overall, this will limit what the telescope can detect, and therefore limit the capabilities of the observatory as a whole.Light pollution has been mapped in Columbus before using VIIRS DNB composites. However, this approach did not provide the detailed resolution required to narrow down the problem areas around the vicinity of the observatory. The purpose of this study is to assess the current state of light pollution surrounding the WestRock observatory by measuring and mapping the brightness of the sky due to light pollution using light meters and geographic information system (GIS) software.Compared to VIIRS data this study allows for an improved spatial resolution and a direct measurement of the sky background. This assessment will enable future studies to compare their results to the baseline established here, ensuring that any changes to the way the outdoors are illuminated and their effects can be accurately measured, and counterbalanced.

  1. Brazil to Join the European Southern Observatory

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    2010-12-01

    The Federative Republic of Brazil has yesterday signed the formal accession agreement paving the way for it to become a Member State of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Following government ratification Brazil will become the fifteenth Member State and the first from outside Europe. On 29 December 2010, at a ceremony in Brasilia, the Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Machado Rezende and the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw signed the formal accession agreement aiming to make Brazil a Member State of the European Southern Observatory. Brazil will become the fifteen Member State and the first from outside Europe. Since the agreement means accession to an international convention, the agreement must now be submitted to the Brazilian Parliament for ratification [1]. The signing of the agreement followed the unanimous approval by the ESO Council during an extraordinary meeting on 21 December 2010. "Joining ESO will give new impetus to the development of science, technology and innovation in Brazil as part of the considerable efforts our government is making to keep the country advancing in these strategic areas," says Rezende. The European Southern Observatory has a long history of successful involvement with South America, ever since Chile was selected as the best site for its observatories in 1963. Until now, however, no non-European country has joined ESO as a Member State. "The membership of Brazil will give the vibrant Brazilian astronomical community full access to the most productive observatory in the world and open up opportunities for Brazilian high-tech industry to contribute to the European Extremely Large Telescope project. It will also bring new resources and skills to the organisation at the right time for them to make a major contribution to this exciting project," adds ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) telescope design phase was recently completed and a major review was

  2. The Paris Observatory has 350 years

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    Lequeux, James

    2017-01-01

    The Paris Observatory is the oldest astronomical observatory that has worked without interruption since its foundation to the present day. The building due to Claude Perrault is still in existence with few modifications, but of course other buildings have been added all along the centuries for housing new instruments and laboratories. In particular, a large dome has been built on the terrace in 1847, with a 38-cm diameter telescope completed in 1857: both are still visible. The main initial purpose of the Observatory was to determine longitudes. This was achieved by Jean-Dominique Cassini using the eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter: a much better map of France was the produced using this method, which unfortunately does not work at sea. Incidentally, the observation of these eclipses led to the discovery in 1676 of the finite velocity of light by Cassini and Rømer. Cassini also discovered the differential rotation of Jupiter and four satellites of Saturn. Then, geodesy was to be the main activity of the Observatory for more than a century, culminating in the famous Cassini map of France completed around 1790. During the first half of the 19th century, under François Arago, the Observatory was at the centre of French physics, which then developed very rapidly. Arago initiated astrophysics in 1810 by showing that the Sun and stars are made of incandescent gas. In 1854, the new director, Urbain Le Verrier, put emphasis on astrometry and celestial mechanics, discovering in particular the anomalous advance of the perihelion of Mercury, which was later to be a proof of General Relativity. In 1858, Leon Foucault built the first modern reflecting telescopes with their silvered glass mirror. Le Verrier created on his side modern meteorology, including some primitive forecasts. The following period was not so bright, due to the enormous project of the Carte du Ciel, which took much of the forces of the Observatory for half a century with little scientific return. In

  3. Sun-Earth Day 2005: Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge

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    Thieman, J. R.; Cline, T.; Lewis, E.; Hawkins, I.; Odenwald, S.; Mayo, L.

    2005-05-01

    The NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum (SECEF) annually promotes an event called Sun-Earth Day. For Sun-Earth Day 2005 SECEF has selected a theme called "Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge. This year's Sun-Earth Day theme is your ticket to a fascinating journey through time as we explore centuries of sun watching by a great variety of cultures. From ancient solar motion tracking to modern solar activity monitoring the Sun has always occupied an important spot in mankind's quest to understand the Universe. Sun-Earth Day events usually are centered on the spring equinox around March 21, but this year there has already been a webcast from the San Francisco Exploratorium and the Native American ruins at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico on the day of winter solstice 2004. There will be another webcast on March 20 live from Chichen Itza, Mexico highlighting the solar alignment that makes a serpent appear on one of the ancient pyramids. The website http://sunearthday.nasa.gov has been developed to provide the necessary resources and opportunities for participation by scientists and educators in giving school or general public programs about Sun-Earth Day. The goal is to involve as much of the student population and the public in this event as possible and to help them understand the importance of the Sun for ancient and modern peoples. Through engaging activities available on the website, classrooms and museums can create their own event or participate in one of the opportunities we make available. Scientists, educators, amateur astronomers, and museums are invited to register on the website to receive a free packet of materials about Sun-Earth Day for use in making presentations or programs about the event. Past and future Sun-Earth Days will be discussed as well.

  4. EVALSO: A New High-speed Data Link to Chilean Observatories

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    2010-11-01

    Stretching 100 kilometres through Chile's harsh Atacama Desert, a newly inaugurated data cable is creating new opportunities at ESO's Paranal Observatory and the Observatorio Cerro Armazones. Connecting these facilities to the main Latin American scientific data backbone completes the last gap in the high-speed link between the observatories and Europe. This new cable is part of the EVALSO (Enabling Virtual Access to Latin American Southern Observatories) project [1], a European Commission FP7 [2] co-funded programme co-ordinated by the University of Trieste that includes ESO, Observatorio Cerro Armazones (OCA, part of Ruhr-Universität Bochum), the Chilean academic network REUNA and other organisations. As well as the cable itself, the EVALSO project involves buying capacity on existing infrastructure to complete a high-bandwidth connection from the Paranal area to ESO's headquarters near Munich, Germany. Project co-ordinator Fernando Liello said: "This project has been an excellent collaboration between the consortium members. As well as giving a fast connection to the two observatories, it brings wider benefits to the academic communities both in Europe and Latin America." The sites of Paranal and Armazones are ideal for astronomical observation due to their high altitude, clear skies and remoteness from light pollution. But their location means they are far from any pre-existing communications infrastructure, which until now has left them dependent on a microwave link to send scientific data back to a base station near Antofagasta. Telescopes at ESO's Paranal observatory produce well over 100 gigabytes of data per night, equivalent to more than 20 DVDs, even after compressing the files. While the existing link is sufficient to carry the data from the current generation of instruments at the Very Large Telescope (VLT), it does not have the bandwidth to handle data from the VISTA telescope (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, see eso0949), or for

  5. Low strength of deep San Andreas fault gouge from SAFOD core

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    Lockner, David A.; Morrow, Carolyn A.; Moore, Diane E.; Hickman, Stephen H.

    2011-01-01

    The San Andreas fault accommodates 28–34 mm yr−1 of right lateral motion of the Pacific crustal plate northwestward past the North American plate. In California, the fault is composed of two distinct locked segments that have produced great earthquakes in historical times, separated by a 150-km-long creeping zone. The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) is a scientific borehole located northwest of Parkfield, California, near the southern end of the creeping zone. Core was recovered from across the actively deforming San Andreas fault at a vertical depth of 2.7 km (ref. 1). Here we report laboratory strength measurements of these fault core materials at in situ conditions, demonstrating that at this locality and this depth the San Andreas fault is profoundly weak (coefficient of friction, 0.15) owing to the presence of the smectite clay mineral saponite, which is one of the weakest phyllosilicates known. This Mg-rich clay is the low-temperature product of metasomatic reactions between the quartzofeldspathic wall rocks and serpentinite blocks in the fault2, 3. These findings provide strong evidence that deformation of the mechanically unusual creeping portions of the San Andreas fault system is controlled by the presence of weak minerals rather than by high fluid pressure or other proposed mechanisms1. The combination of these measurements of fault core strength with borehole observations1, 4, 5 yields a self-consistent picture of the stress state of the San Andreas fault at the SAFOD site, in which the fault is intrinsically weak in an otherwise strong crust.

  6. High altitude wind velocity at Sierra Negra and San Pedro M\\'artir

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    Carrasco, E; Carramiñana, A; Carrasco, Esperanza; Avila, Remy; Carrami\\~nana, Alberto

    2004-01-01

    It has been proposed that the global circulation of the atmosphere winds at 200 mb can be used as a criteria to establish the suitability of a site for the development of adaptive optics techniques such as slow wavefront corrugation correction. By using the NOAA NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data base we analyze the monthly average wind velocity at 200 mb for a 16 year period, for two sites in Mexico: Sierra Negra and San Pedro M\\'artir. We compare the results with those obtained for Mauna Kea, Paranal and La Silla, with Maidanak in Uzbekistan, and with Gamsberg in Namibia. We show that for all the sites under study there is a yearly wind speed modulation and we model that modulation. Our results show that Sierra Negra and San Pedro M\\'artir are comparable with the best observatory sites as Mauna Kea and are amongst the most advantageous sites to apply adaptive optics techniques.

  7. Astroclimatic Characterization of Vallecitos: A candidate site for the Cherenkov Telescope Array at San Pedro Martir

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    Tovmassian, Gagik; Ochoa, Jose Luis; Ernenwein, Jean-Pierre; Mandat, Dusan; Pech, Miroslav; Frayn, Ilse Plauchu; Colorado, Enrique; Murillo, Jose Manuel; Cesena, Urania; Garcia, Benjamin; Lee, William H; Bulik, Tomasz; Garczarczyk, Markus; Fruck, Christian; Costantini, Heide; Cieslar, Marek; Aune, Taylor; Vincent, Stephane; Carr, John; Serre, Natalia; Janecek, Petr; Haefner, Dennis

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    We conducted an 18 month long study of the weather conditions of the Vallecitos, a proposed site in Mexico to harbor the northern array of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). It is located in Sierra de San Pedro Martir (SPM) a few kilometers away from Observatorio Astron\\'omico Nacional. The study is based on data collected by the ATMOSCOPE, a multi-sensor instrument measuring the weather and sky conditions, which was commissioned and built by the CTA Consortium. Additionally, we compare the weather conditions of the optical observatory at SPM to the Vallecitos regarding temperature, humidity, and wind distributions. It appears that the excellent conditions at the optical observatory benefit from the presence of microclimate established in the Vallecitos.

  8. Fernando Savater, Ethics Urgency

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    Carolina Tovar Torres

    2012-01-01

    .... In the three parts of the book, Savater debate on current issues that give answers to questions that arise, such as what are the ethical and political issues that concern young people and teenagers today...

  9. Fernando Savater, Ethics Urgency

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    Carolina Tovar Torres

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Ethics of Urgency Book Society presents author's dialogue with high school students and teachers. In the three parts of the book, Savater debate on current issues that give answers to questions that arise, such as what are the ethical and political issues that concern young people and teenagers today? How moral alternatives they reason? What new challenges posed by the Internet and social networks? among others...

  10. ESO's First Observatory Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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    2009-03-01

    ESO's La Silla Observatory, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, became the largest astronomical observatory of its time. It led Europe to the frontline of astronomical research, and is still one of the most scientifically productive in ground-based astronomy. ESO PR Photo 12a/09 La Silla Aerial View ESO PR Photo 12b/09 The ESO New Technology Telescope ESO PR Photo 12c/09 SEST on La Silla ESO PR Photo 12d/09 Looking for the best site ESO PR Video 12a/09 ESOcast 5 With about 300 refereed publications attributable to the work of the observatory per year, La Silla remains at the forefront of astronomy. It has led to an enormous number of scientific discoveries, including several "firsts". The HARPS spectrograph is the world's foremost exoplanet hunter. It detected the system around Gliese 581, which contains what may be the first known rocky planet in a habitable zone, outside the Solar System (ESO 22/07). Several telescopes at La Silla played a crucial role in discovering that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating (ESO 21/98) and in linking gamma-ray bursts -- the most energetic explosions in the Universe since the Big Bang - with the explosions of massive stars (ESO 15/98). Since 1987, the ESO La Silla Observatory has also played an important role in the study and follow-up of the nearest supernova, SN 1987A (ESO 08/07). "The La Silla Observatory continues to offer the astronomical community exceptional capabilities," says ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. "It was ESO's first presence in Chile and as such, it triggered a very long and fruitful collaboration with this country and its scientific community." The La Silla Observatory is located at the edge of the Chilean Atacama Desert, one of the driest and loneliest areas of the world. Like other observatories in this geographical area, La Silla is located far from sources of polluting light and, as the Paranal Observatory that houses the Very Large Telescope, it has one of the darkest and clearest

  11. Project management of DAG: Eastern Anatolia Observatory

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    Keskin, Onur; Yesilyaprak, Cahit; Yerli, Sinan K.; Zago, Lorenzo; Guver, Tolga; Alis, Sinan

    2016-08-01

    The four meter DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkish) telescope is not only the largest telescope in Turkey but also the most promising telescope in the northern hemisphere with a large potential to offer scientific observations with its cutting edge technology. DAG is designed to be an AO telescope which will allow both infrared and visible observations with its two Nasmyth platforms dedicated to next generation focal plane instruments. In this paper, status updates from DAG telescope will be presented in terms of; (i) in house optical design of DAG, (ii) tender process of telescope, (iii) tender process of enclosure, and (iv) tender process of the observatory building. Also status updates from the focal plane instruments project and possible collaboration activities will be presented.

  12. Recent results at the Canarian Observatories

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    Muñoz-Tuñón, C.; Varela, A. M.; Fuensalida, J. J.

    2007-10-01

    During the last years a mayor effort has been carried out both, in defining key parameters to quantify the quality of a site for astronomical observations, and to design reliable techniques and tools to compare different sites. Here, we will revise some of the parameters relevant for astronomical site evaluation, and we will also brief on the instruments currently available for their measurements. The Observatories at the Canaries, Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) and Observatorio del Teide (OT) have been used as test bench for the development of new techniques and tools for more than three decades. Results on statistical measurements and techniques, emphasizing the most recent ones in the framework of the FP6 site selection program at the Canarian Observatories are given.

  13. Highlights from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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Werner, F; Westerhoff, S; Whelan, B J; Widom, A; Wieczorek, G; Wiencke, L; Wilczynska, B; Wilczynski, H; Will, M; Williams, C; Winchen, T; Wundheiler, B; Wykes, S; Yamamoto, T; Yapici, T; Younk, P; Yuan, G; Yushkov, A; Zamorano, B; Zas, E; Zavrtanik, D; Zavrtanik, M; Zaw, I; Zepeda, A; Zhou, J; Zhu, Y; Silva, M Zimbres; Ziolkowski, M

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    The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. Our current exposure reaches nearly 40,000 km$^2$ str and provides us with an unprecedented quality data set. The performance and stability of the detectors and their enhancements are described. Data analyses have led to a number of major breakthroughs. Among these we discuss the energy spectrum and the searches for large-scale anisotropies. We present analyses of our X$_{max}$ data and show how it can be interpreted in terms of mass composition. We also describe some new analyses that extract mass sensitive parameters from the 100% duty cycle SD data. A coherent interpretation of all these recent results opens new directions. The consequences regarding the cosmic ray composition and the properties of UHECR sources are briefly discussed.

  14. The STELLA Robotic Observatory on Tenerife

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC inaugurated the robotic telescopes STELLA-I and STELLA-II (STELLar Activity on Tenerife on May 18, 2006. The observatory is located on the Izaña ridge at an elevation of 2400 m near the German Vacuum Tower Telescope. STELLA consists of two 1.2 m alt-az telescopes. One telescope fiber feeds a bench-mounted high-resolution echelle spectrograph while the other telescope feeds a wide-field imaging photometer. Both scopes work autonomously by means of artificial intelligence. Not only that the telescopes are automated, but the entire observatory operates like a robot, and does not require any human presence on site.

  15. The Millennium Run Observatory: First Light

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    Overzier, R; Angulo, R E; Bertin, E; Blaizot, J; Henriques, B M B; Marleau, G -D; White, S D M

    2012-01-01

    Simulations of galaxy evolution aim to capture our current understanding as well as to make predictions for testing by future experiments. Simulations and observations are often compared in an indirect fashion: physical quantities are estimated from the data and compared to models. However, many applications can benefit from a more direct approach, where the observing process is also simulated and the models are seen fully from the observer's perspective. To facilitate this, we have developed the Millennium Run Observatory (MRObs), a theoretical virtual observatory which uses virtual telescopes to `observe' semi-analytic galaxy formation models based on the suite of Millennium Run dark matter simulations. The MRObs produces data that can be processed and analyzed using the standard software packages developed for real observations. At present, we produce images in forty filters from the rest-frame UV to IR for two stellar population synthesis models, three different models of IGM absorption, and two cosmologi...

  16. The Parkes Observatory Pulsar Data Archive

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    Hobbs, G; Manchester, R N; Dempsey, J; Chapman, J M; Khoo, J; Applegate, J; Bailes, M; Bhat, N D R; Bridle, R; Borg, A; Brown, A; Burnett, C; Camilo, F; Cattalini, C; Chaudhary, A; Chen, R; D'Amico, N; Kedziora-Chudczer, L; Cornwell, T; George, R; Hampson, G; Hepburn, M; Jameson, A; Keith, M; Kelly, T; Kosmynin, A; Lenc, E; Lorimer, D; Love, C; Lyne, A; McIntyre, V; Morrissey, J; Pienaar, M; Reynolds, J; Ryder, G; Sarkissian, J; Stevenson, A; Treloar, A; van Straten, W; Whiting, M; Wilson, G

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    The Parkes pulsar data archive currently provides access to 144044 data files obtained from observations carried out at the Parkes observatory since the year 1991. Around 10^5 files are from surveys of the sky, the remainder are observations of 775 individual pulsars and their corresponding calibration signals. Survey observations are included from the Parkes 70cm and the Swinburne Intermediate Latitude surveys. Individual pulsar observations are included from young pulsar timing projects, the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array and from the PULSE@Parkes outreach program. The data files and access methods are compatible with Virtual Observatory protocols. This paper describes the data currently stored in the archive and presents ways in which these data can be searched and downloaded.

  17. Latest results from the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    Dembinski, Hans P.; Pierre Auger Collaboration

    2012-02-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory, located in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina, is the World's largest detector for cosmic rays at ultra-high energies. In its seven years of operation it has collected an exposure of more than 20000 km2 sr yr, larger than all previous experiments combined. Its original design, optimized for the energy range 1018 eV to 1020 eV, is currently enhanced to cover energies down to almost 1017 eV. We give an overview of the latest results with a focus on the prospect to study nuclear interactions with cosmic rays and conclude with a brief outlook on developments and extensions of the observatory. Full author list

  18. The Pierre Auger Observatory: Status and results

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    Dembinski, Hans [III. Physikalisches Institut A, RWTH Aachen (Germany)

    2008-07-01

    The Pierre Auger Observatory in Malarguee, Argentina, is a hybrid detector for ultra-high energy cosmic rays. It consists of a 3000 km{sup 2} surface array and 24 fluorescence detector telescopes. The observatory will be fully completed in early 2008, but is already taking data since 2004 and has already accumulated five times of the statistics of the largest former experiments (AGASA, HiRes). The talk gives an update on the status of the experiment and its enhancements. The latest physical results concerning the energy spectrum, anisotropy and cosmic ray composition will be presented. The talk closes with an outlook on the future physics potential of currently developed enhanced detection techniques.

  19. The Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Scholar Program

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    Prato, Lisa A.

    2017-01-01

    Lowell Observatory is pleased to solicit applications for our Predoctoral Scholar Fellowship Program. Now beginning its ninth year, this program is designed to provide unique research opportunities to graduate students in good standing, currently enrolled at Ph.D. granting institutions. Lowell staff research spans a wide range of topics, from astronomical instrumentation, to icy bodies in our solar system, exoplanet science, stellar populations, star formation, and dwarf galaxies. The Observatory's new 4.3 meter Discovery Channel Telescope is now operating at full science capacity. Student research is expected to lead to a thesis dissertation appropriate for graduation at the doctoral level at the student's home institution. For more information, see http://www2.lowell.edu/rsch/predoc.php and links therein. Applications for Fall 2017 are due by May 1, 2017; alternate application dates will be considered on an individual basis.

  20. Protagonistas destacados en la historia de la Sanidad Militar española: Fernando Weyler y Laviña Distinguished Protagonists in the history of the Spanish Medical service: Fernando Weyler y Laviña

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    A. Belaústegui Fernández

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    Full Text Available Fernando Weyler y Laviña (1808-1879, fue un eminente médico militar, doctor en cirugía, académico, botánico y notable escritor, que quizá ha sido oscurecido por la gran personalidad de su hijo Valeriano -capitán general del Ejército Español, entre otros cargos militares y civiles- pero su trayectoria profesional, intelectual y científica no desmerece para nada frente a la de su hijo, a pesar de haber sido algo olvidado por la historia. Weyler nació en plena Guerra de la Independencia, una de las épocas más convulsas de nuestra nación, teniendo que realizar sus estudios primarios en Montpellier, trasladándose posteriormente a Barcelona, ciudad en la que terminaría el Bachillerato e iniciaría sus estudios de Medicina, simultaneándolos con los realizados en París. Una vez obtenidos los títulos de licenciatura, en 1829, y el doctorado en 1831, ingresa, por oposición en el Cuerpo de Sanidad Militar. Su trayectoria castrense fue brillante iniciándola en Palma de Mallorca y posteriormente, a petición propia, en Filipinas, regresando a la Península por enfermedad, donde pasó a ejercer de Profesor de la Plana Mayor del Ejército de Cataluña. Participó en múltiples operaciones militares durante la Guerra Carlista entre los años 1838 y 1840, siendo merecedor de diferentes condecoraciones por su destacado comportamiento. Desarrolló una importante labor en el Hospital Militar de Mallorca de Palma, pasando en 1850 a ser jefe de Sanidad Militar de las Islas Baleares. En 1859 fue nombrado jefe de Sanidad del Cuerpo de Observación sobre las costas de África, pasando a Ceuta y participando en la batalla de Wad-Ras. En 1863 fue nombrado inspector en comisión del personal y hospitales de Melilla, pasando posteriormente a Palma de Mallorca para seguir encargándose del Servicio de la Subinspección de las Islas Baleares. En 1869 fue promovido al empleo de inspector médico, con destino como jefe de Sanidad Militar de Cataluña. En

  1. Running a distributed virtual observatory: U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory operations

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    McGlynn, Thomas A.; Hanisch, Robert J.; Berriman, G. Bruce; Thakar, Aniruddha R.

    2012-09-01

    Operation of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory shares some issues with modern physical observatories, e.g., intimidating data volumes and rapid technological change, and must also address unique concerns like the lack of direct control of the underlying and scattered data resources, and the distributed nature of the observatory itself. In this paper we discuss how the VAO has addressed these challenges to provide the astronomical community with a coherent set of science-enabling tools and services. The distributed nature of our virtual observatory-with data and personnel spanning geographic, institutional and regime boundaries-is simultaneously a major operational headache and the primary science motivation for the VAO. Most astronomy today uses data from many resources. Facilitation of matching heterogeneous datasets is a fundamental reason for the virtual observatory. Key aspects of our approach include continuous monitoring and validation of VAO and VO services and the datasets provided by the community, monitoring of user requests to optimize access, caching for large datasets, and providing distributed storage services that allow user to collect results near large data repositories. Some elements are now fully implemented, while others are planned for subsequent years. The distributed nature of the VAO requires careful attention to what can be a straightforward operation at a conventional observatory, e.g., the organization of the web site or the collection and combined analysis of logs. Many of these strategies use and extend protocols developed by the international virtual observatory community. Our long-term challenge is working with the underlying data providers to ensure high quality implementation of VO data access protocols (new and better 'telescopes'), assisting astronomical developers to build robust integrating tools (new 'instruments'), and coordinating with the research community to maximize the science enabled.

  2. The University of Texas Millimeter Wave Observatory

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    Bout, Paul A Vanden; Loren, Robert B

    2013-01-01

    This is an account of the Millimeter Wave Observatory, a 4.9 meter diameter antenna facility that pioneered continuum observations of planets and interstellar molecular spectroscopy from 1971 to 1988. The circumstances of its founding, development of its instrumentation, and major research contributions are discussed. The MWO role in training of personnel in this new field is illustrated by a listing of student and postdoctoral observers, with titles of PhD theses that included MWO data.

  3. Observatory Magnetometer In-Situ Calibration

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    A Marusenkov

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available An experimental validation of the in-situ calibration procedure, which allows estimating parameters of observatory magnetometers (scale factors, sensor misalignment without its operation interruption, is presented. In order to control the validity of the procedure, the records provided by two magnetometers calibrated independently in a coil system have been processed. The in-situ estimations of the parameters are in very good agreement with the values provided by the coil system calibration.

  4. The Boyden Observatories Museum -- Project Overview

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    Van Heerden, H. J.; van Jaarsveldt, D. P.; Hoffman, M. J. H.

    2010-12-01

    The planned museum at Boyden about the history of the observatories in Bloemfontein as well as the Roberts archives and all the most important contributors to astronomy in the region will be discussed. The layout, current progress, future plans, the people involved and all relevant information will be shown. A conclusion about the possible impact and the possible events around the opening will then be made.

  5. Knowledge Discovery Framework for the Virtual Observatory

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    Thomas, Brian; Huang, Zenping; Teuben, Peter

    2015-01-01

    We describe a framework that allows a scientist-user to easily query for information across all Virtual Observatory (VO) repositories and pull it back for analysis. This framework hides the gory details of meta-data remediation and data formatting from the user, allowing them to get on with search, retrieval and analysis of VO data as if they were drawn from a single source using a science based terminology rather than a data-centric one.

  6. Toward a Space based Gravitational Wave Observatory

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    Stebbins, Robin T.

    2015-01-01

    A space-based GW observatory will produce spectacular science. The LISA mission concept: (a) Long history, (b) Very well-studied, including de-scopes, (c) NASAs Astrophysics Strategic Plan calls for a minority role in ESAs L3 mission opportunity. To that end, NASA is Participating in LPF and ST7 Developing appropriate technology for a LISA-like mission Preparing to seek an endorsement for L3 participation from the 2020 decadal review.

  7. The Lowell Observatory Predoctoral Scholar Program

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    Hall, Jeffrey C.; Prato, L. A.

    2012-01-01

    Lowell Observatory is pleased to solicit applications for our Predoctoral Scholar Fellowship Program. Now beginning its fifth year, this program provides unique research opportunities to graduate students in good standing and currently enrolled at Ph.D. granting institutions. Lowell staff research spans a wide range of topics from astronomical instrumentation to icy bodies in our solar system, exoplanet science, and stellar populations and dwarf irregular galaxies. The Observatory's new 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope is on track for first light by mid-2012, making this a particularly exciting time in our history. Student research is expected to lead to a thesis dissertation appropriate for graduation at the doctoral level at the student's home institution. Currently, three students are enrolled and three have successfully completed their thesis work at Lowell and moved on to postdocs and astronomy jobs elsewhere. The Observatory provides competitive compensation and full benefits to student scholars. For more information, see http://www2.lowell.edu/rsch/predoc.php and links therein. Applications for Fall 2012 are due by May 1, 2012.

  8. Exploring remote operation for ALMA Observatory

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    Shen, Tzu-Chiang; Soto, Ruben; Ovando, Nicolás.; Velez, Gaston; Fuica, Soledad; Schemrl, Anton; Robles, Andres; Ibsen, Jorge; Filippi, Giorgio; Pietriga, Emmanuel

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    The Atacama Large Millimeter /submillimeter Array (ALMA) will be a unique research instrument composed of at least 66 reconfigurable high-precision antennas, located at the Chajnantor plain in the Chilean Andes at an elevation of 5000 m. The observatory has another office located in Santiago of Chile, 1600 km from the Chajnantor plain. In the Atacama desert, the wonderful observing conditions imply precarious living conditions and extremely high operation costs: i.e: flight tickets, hospitality, infrastructure, water, electricity, etc. It is clear that a purely remote operational model is impossible, but we believe that a mixture of remote and local operation scheme would be beneficial to the observatory, not only in reducing the cost but also in increasing the observatory overall efficiency. This paper describes the challenges and experience gained in such experimental proof of the concept. The experiment was performed over the existing 100 Mbps bandwidth, which connects both sites through a third party telecommunication infrastructure. During the experiment, all of the existent capacities of the observing software were validated successfully, although room for improvement was clearly detected. Network virtualization, MPLS configuration, L2TPv3 tunneling, NFS adjustment, operational workstations design are part of the experiment.

  9. Open Technologies at Athabasca University's Geospace Observatories

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    Connors, M. G.; Schofield, I. S.

    2012-12-01

    Athabasca University Geophysical Observatories feature two auroral observation sites situated in the subauroral zone of western Canada, separated by approximately 25 km. These sites are both on high-speed internet and ideal for observing phenomena detectable from this latitude, which include noctilucent clouds, meteors, and magnetic and optical aspects of the aurora. General aspects of use of Linux in observatory management are described, with emphasis on recent imaging projects involving control of high resolution digital SLR cameras at low cadence, and inexpensive white light analog video cameras at 30 Hz. Linux shell scripts are extensively used, with image capture controlled by gphoto2, the ivtv-utils package, x264 video coding library, and ffmpeg. Imagemagick allows processing of images in an automated fashion. Image archives and movies are created and can be correlated with magnetic data. Much of the magnetic data stream also uses GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) within shell scripts for display. Additionally, SPASE metadata are generated for most of the magnetic data, thus allowing users of our AUTUMN magnetic data repository to perform SPASE queries on the dataset. Visualization products from our twin observatories will be presented.

  10. Developing Geostationary Satellite Imaging at Lowell Observatory

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    van Belle, G.

    2016-09-01

    Lowell Observatory operates the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI), and owns & operates the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). This unique & necessary combination of facilities positions Lowell to develop a robust program of observing geostationary, GPS-plane, and other high-altitude (&1000mi) satellites. NPOI is a six-beam long-baseline optical interferometer, located in Flagstaff, Arizona; the facility is supported by a partnership between Lowell Observatory, the US Naval Observatory, and the Naval Research Laboratory. NPOI operates year-round in the visible with baselines between 8 and 100 meters (up to 432m is available), conducting programs of astronomical research and imaging technology development. NPOI is the only such facility as yet to directly observe geostationary satellites, enabling milliarcsecond resolution of these objects. To enhance this capability towards true imaging of geosats, an ongoing program of facility upgrades will be outlined. These upgrades include AO-assisted 1.0-m apertures feeding each beam line, and new near-infrared instrumentation on the back end. The large apertures will enable `at-will' observations of objects brighter than mK = 8:3 in the near-IR, corresponding to brighter than mV = 11:3 in the visible. At its core, the system is enabled by a `wavelength-baseline bootstrapping' approach discussed herein. A complementary pilot imaging study of visible speckle and aperture masked imaging at Lowell's 4.3-m DCT, for constraining the low-spatial frequency imaging information, is also outlined.

  11. Ten Years of the Armenian Virtual Observatory

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    Mickaelian, A. M.; Astsatryan, H. V.; Knyazyan, A. V.; Magakian, T. Yu.; Mikayelyan, G. A.; Erastova, L. K.; Hovhannisyan, L. R.; Sargsyan, L. A.; Sinamyan, P. K.

    2016-06-01

    Armenian Virtual Observatory (ArVO, www.aras.am/Arvo/arvo.htm) was created 10 years ago, in 2005, when after the accomplishment of the Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS, www.aras.am/Dfbs/dfbs.html) we had enough resources to run a VO project and contribute in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA, www.ivoa.net). ArVO is a project of Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) aimed at construction of a modern system for data archiving, extraction, acquisition, reduction, use and publication. ArVO technical and research projects include Global Spectroscopic Database, which is being built based on DFBS. Quick optical identification of radio, IR or X-ray sources will be possible by plotting their positions in the DFBS or other spectroscopic plate and matching all available data. Accomplishment of new projects by combining data is so important that the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) recently created World Data System (WDS, www.icsu-wds.org/) for unifying data coming from all science areas, and BAO has also joined it due to DFBS and ArVO projects.

  12. The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory

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    The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a large field of view, continuously operated, TeV gamma-ray experiment under construction at 4,100 m a.s.l. in Mexico. The HAWC observatory will have an order of magnitude better sensitivity, angular resolution, and background rejection than its predecessor, the Milagro experiment. The improved performance will allow us to detect both transient and steady emissions, to study the Galactic diffuse emission at TeV energies, and to measure or constrain the TeV spectra of GeV gamma-ray sources. In addition, HAWC will be the only ground-based instrument capable of detecting prompt emission from gamma-ray bursts above 50 GeV. The HAWC observatory will consist of an array of 300 water Cherenkov detectors (WCDs), each with four photomultiplier tubes. This array is currently under construction on the flanks of the Sierra Negra volcano near the city of Puebla, Mexico. The first thirty WCDs (forming an array approximately the size of Milagro) were deployed in Summer...

  13. The brazilian indigenous planetary-observatory

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    Afonso, G. B.

    2003-08-01

    We have performed observations of the sky alongside with the Indians of all Brazilian regions that made it possible localize many indigenous constellations. Some of these constellations are the same as the other South American Indians and Australian aborigines constellations. The scientific community does not have much of this information, which may be lost in one or two generations. In this work, we present a planetary-observatory that we have made in the Park of Science Newton Freire-Maia of Paraná State, in order to popularize the astronomical knowledge of the Brazilian Indians. The planetary consists, essentially, of a sphere of six meters in diameter and a projection cylinder of indigenous constellations. In this planetary we can identify a lot of constellations that we have gotten from the Brazilian Indians; for instance, the four seasonal constellations: the Tapir (spring), the Old Man (summer), the Deer (autumn) and the Rhea (winter). A two-meter height wooden staff that is posted vertically on the horizontal ground similar to a Gnomon and stones aligned with the cardinal points and the soltices directions constitutes the observatory. A stone circle of ten meters in diameter surrounds the staff and the aligned stones. During the day we observe the Sun apparent motions and at night the indigenous constellations. Due to the great community interest in our work, we are designing an itinerant indigenous planetary-observatory to be used in other cities mainly by indigenous and primary schools teachers.

  14. San Pascual (1991) Año XXVIII, n. 284

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    Pérez, María Dolores, O.S.C. (Directora)

    1991-01-01

    Editorial. Documento de la Santa sede. San Pascual y la Virgen de Gracia. Nueva revista dedicada a San Pascual. Adoración nocturna. Desde la clausura. Vida en el santuario de San Pascual. Orden Franciscana. Coplas a San Pascual Baylón. San Pascual en el arte. Rutas pascualinas. A l'ombra del claustre.

  15. San Pascual (1991) Año XXVIII, n. 284

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    Pérez, María Dolores, O.S.C. (Directora)

    1991-01-01

    Editorial. Documento de la Santa sede. San Pascual y la Virgen de Gracia. Nueva revista dedicada a San Pascual. Adoración nocturna. Desde la clausura. Vida en el santuario de San Pascual. Orden Franciscana. Coplas a San Pascual Baylón. San Pascual en el arte. Rutas pascualinas. A l'ombra del claustre.

  16. EFECTOS PSICOSOCIALES Y CULTURALES DEL DESPLAZAMIENTO. MARTHA NUBIA BELLO, ELENA MARTÍN CARDINAL Y FERNANDO JIOVANI ARIAS (EDITORES. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, DIVISIÓN DE EXTENSIÓN: PIUPC; SANTAFE DE BOGOTÁ, 2000

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    Full Text Available A través de los editores, Martha Nubia Bello, Elena Martín Cardinal y Fernando Jiovani Arias, varios autorizados/as autores/as nos entregan interesantes artículos, sobre los efectos psicosociales y culturales del Desplazamiento forzado en Colombia.

  17. Fernando Bouza Álvarez, «Dásele licencia y privilegio». Don Quijote y la aprobación de libros en el Siglo de Oro

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    Gonzalo Pontón

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Review of Fernando Bouza Álvarez, «Dásele licencia y privilegio». Don Quijote y la aprobación de libros en el Siglo de Oro, Akal, Madrid, 2012, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-84-460-3228-1.

  18. TMT approach to observatory software development process

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    Buur, Hanne; Subramaniam, Annapurni; Gillies, Kim; Dumas, Christophe; Bhatia, Ravinder

    2016-07-01

    The purpose of the Observatory Software System (OSW) is to integrate all software and hardware components of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to enable observations and data capture; thus it is a complex software system that is defined by four principal software subsystems: Common Software (CSW), Executive Software (ESW), Data Management System (DMS) and Science Operations Support System (SOSS), all of which have interdependencies with the observatory control systems and data acquisition systems. Therefore, the software development process and plan must consider dependencies to other subsystems, manage architecture, interfaces and design, manage software scope and complexity, and standardize and optimize use of resources and tools. Additionally, the TMT Observatory Software will largely be developed in India through TMT's workshare relationship with the India TMT Coordination Centre (ITCC) and use of Indian software industry vendors, which adds complexity and challenges to the software development process, communication and coordination of activities and priorities as well as measuring performance and managing quality and risk. The software project management challenge for the TMT OSW is thus a multi-faceted technical, managerial, communications and interpersonal relations challenge. The approach TMT is using to manage this multifaceted challenge is a combination of establishing an effective geographically distributed software team (Integrated Product Team) with strong project management and technical leadership provided by the TMT Project Office (PO) and the ITCC partner to manage plans, process, performance, risk and quality, and to facilitate effective communications; establishing an effective cross-functional software management team composed of stakeholders, OSW leadership and ITCC leadership to manage dependencies and software release plans, technical complexities and change to approved interfaces, architecture, design and tool set, and to facilitate

  19. The Cincinnati Observatory as a Research Instrument for Undergraduate Research

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    Abel, Nicholas; Regas, Dean; Flateau, Davin C.; Larrabee, Cliff

    2016-06-01

    The Cincinnati Observatory, founded in 1842, was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere. The history of Cincinnati is closely intertwined with the history of the Observatory, and with the history of science in the United States. Previous directors of the Observatory helped to create the National Weather Service, the Minor Planet Center, and the first astronomical journal in the U.S. The Cincinnati Observatory was internationally known in the late 19th century, with Jules Verne mentioning the Cincinnati Observatory in two of his books, and the Observatory now stands as a National Historic Landmark.No longer a research instrument, the Observatory is now a tool for promoting astronomy education to the general public. However, with the 11" and 16" refracting telescopes, the Observatory telescopes are very capable of collecting data to fuel undergraduate research projects. In this poster, we will discuss the history of the Observatory, types of student research projects capable with the Cincinnati Observatory, future plans, and preliminary results. The overall goal of this project is to produce a steady supply of undergraduate students collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, and thereby introduce them to the techniques and methodology of an astronomer at an early stage of their academic career.

  20. San Pedro Martir Telescope: Mexican design endeavor

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    Toledo-Ramirez, Gengis K.; Bringas-Rico, Vicente; Reyes, Noe; Uribe, Jorge; Lopez, Aldo; Tovar, Carlos; Caballero, Xochitl; Del-Llano, Luis; Martinez, Cesar; Macias, Eduardo; Lee, William; Carramiñana, Alberto; Richer, Michael; González, Jesús; Sanchez, Beatriz; Lucero, Diana; Manuel, Rogelio; Segura, Jose; Rubio, Saul; Gonzalez, German; Hernandez, Obed; García, Mary; Lazaro, Jose; Rosales-Ortega, Fabian; Herrera, Joel; Sierra, Gerardo; Serrano, Hazael

    2016-08-01

    The Telescopio San Pedro Martir (TSPM) is a new ground-based optical telescope project, with a 6.5 meters honeycomb primary mirror, to be built in the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional on the Sierra San Pedro Martir (OAN-SPM) located in Baja California, Mexico. The OAN-SPM has an altitude of 2830 meters above sea level; it is among the best location for astronomical observation in the world. It is located 1830 m higher than the atmospheric inversion layer with 70% of photometric nights, 80% of spectroscopic nights and a sky brightness up to 22 mag/arcsec2. The TSPM will be suitable for general science projects intended to improve the knowledge of the universe established on the Official Mexican Program for Science, Technology and Innovation 2014-2018. The telescope efforts are headed by two Mexican institutions in name of the Mexican astronomical community: the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica. The telescope has been financially supported mainly by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). It is under development by Mexican scientists and engineers from the Center for Engineering and Industrial Development. This development is supported by a Mexican-American scientific cooperation, through a partnership with the University of Arizona (UA), and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). M3 Engineering and Technology Corporation in charge of enclosure and building design. The TSPM will be designed to allow flexibility and possible upgrades in order to maximize resources. Its optical and mechanical designs are based upon those of the Magellan and MMT telescopes. The TSPM primary mirror and its cell will be provided by the INAOE and UA. The telescope will be optimized from the near ultraviolet to the near infrared wavelength range (0.35-2.5 m), but will allow observations up to 26μm. The TSPM will initially offer a f/5 Cassegrain focal station. Later, four folded Cassegrain and