Host Country Program

On behalf of an agreement between the Spanish and the US governments (Host Country Program) Spanish astronomers can observe with our antennas a 3% of total available time. Host Country Program is managed by the Astrobiology Center (NASA/INTA/CSIC). For this project mainly K-band and Q.-band spectroscopy observations are performed. Most relevant results have been the detection for first time of water maser emission from a planetary nebula by Host Country group. Additionally Robledo participates in a survey of water masers in the surroundings of super-massive Black Holes in the center of Active Galaxies (Samba Smithsonian Project) lead by a group in Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

Scientific Research and Host Country in MDSCC