ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JOSEP TRIGO 

The comet Hyakutake 1996b2 from the Benicŕssim Observatory, photographied the 1996 April 17th with a (T) 173/1050mm in focus with a Fuji film

Ph.D. Josep Ma. Trigo-Rodríguez
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J.Trigo is interested in the dynamics of planetary atmospheres and in the primitive bodies of the Solar System, especially comets, asteroids and meteoroids. These interplanetary objects are remnants from the accretional processes happened during the Solar System formation . Their properties will throw light on the nature and evolution of the protoplanetary disk. J.Trigo is physicist at the University of Valčncia, founding member of the Spanish Meteor and Cometary Society (SOMYCE) and the International Meteor Organization (IMO). He is also member of "Grup d'Estudis Astronňmics" (GEA) and of the "Associacio de cičncies de la Terra i el Cosmos" (ANTARES).


OUR PROJECT: AN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY IN BENICASSIM?

The observatory is located in our house in the outside of Benicŕssim, a small and turistic town in Castelló province. In this inter-city zone between Benicŕssim and Castelló villages the light pollution is great but our interest for the astronomy is constant and we think that our activities cannot to be interfered by our place residence. The definitive installation of the dome and the instruments it will be in the near future and it is a project of Josep Trigo, his wife: Helena Valero and our friend Bertus van Gemeren. At this moment our principal problem is the light pollution of the street lights. The SOMYCE and GEA associations are developing a intensive campaign to raise conscience about the great problem of light pollution. The dark vision of the night sky must be a heritage of the humanity!


OUR INSTRUMENTAL

In this moment the observatory is in course of construction but at this moment we are working with:

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PERSONAL WEB:

http://www.spmn.uji.es/ESP/trigo.html


PERSONAL PAGE ABOUT LEONID MAC:


http://aio.arc.nasa.gov/~leonid/s-trigo.html


Spanish Research Network on Fireballs and Meteorites:


http://www.spmn.uji.es