Schedule

where & when..

Work schedule


1998-2010 (Photo) Calendar

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Anywhere I went, whatever I did, I tried to provide photos to/for my friends and families. Being a somewhat traveling researcher and more than anything being away from home most of the time (where is home by the way?), I feel like sharing my experiences. I do not provide informations on private trips nor vacations here, only professional stuff. I don't put the Paranal Observatory shifts either, there are too many!
And if no one ever looks at my pictures, well, it always safe to have an online backup ;o)


Events: talks, conferences, schools, observations, outreach, etc.

Time What Where Photos















June 27- July 2
2010
Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation (SPIE)
San Diego, California USA SD





January 23
2010

Charla
"La astronomía de hoy, 2010 (en Chile)"
AstroDay 2010
Gemini Observatory
La Serena, Chile
Chile la astronomía de hoy?
August 29
- September 4

 2009
First Day Time Training at Paranal ESO/Santiago, Chile Chile
UT1, UT2, UT3, and VST


August 5
 2009
started working
(Operations Staff Astronomer)
ESO/Santiago, Chile Chile logo IPN

April 17
2009

RATIR Design Review
Talk on "User Interface"

Santa-Cruz, USA
& UNAM
MexicoUSA


April 3rd 2009
 Job interview at ESO


ESO/Santiago, Chile Chile
Sunrise on the Andes


April 2nd
2009

Platica
"Hoy, la astronomía"

Museo de la Luz,Mexico Mexico


March 17
2009

Platica
"Hoy, la astronomía"
Naucalpan ,Mexico Mexico CCH Naucalpan

March 17
2009

Inauguración exposición "Ella es Astrónoma"

Museo de la Luz,Mexico Mexico Exposición en el Museo de la Luz (UNAM)

January 31
2009

Primera " Noche de las Estrellas"
~ about 50,000 people came!

Zocalo,Mexico Mexico Optimism

January 31
2009

Inauguración exposición "Ella es Astrónoma" durante la Primera " Noche de las Estrellas"


Zocalo,Mexico Mexico Rob el fotografo

January 29
2009

Talk " Nochecita de las Estrellas"\Hoy, la astronomía en Mexico

Liceo Franco Mexicano,Mexico DF Mexico


November 22
2008

Public rehearsal of "La Noche de las Estrellas"
~ about 3,000 people came!

Xochicalco, Morelos Mexico Ensallo Xochicalco

November
2-7
2008

Workshop Guillermo Haro
"Using the GTC and its day one instruments"


Merida, Yucatan Mexico Foto de grupo
August 13-20
2008

Workshop Guillermo Haro
"Astronomy with SASIR"


TalK: "Adaptive Optics Follow-ups + future AO facilities"

IANOE, Puebla Mexico P1190532

August 5
 2008
started teaching
("Profesor", Optics Labs)
Instituto Politecnico Nacional  (IPN/ESFM), Mexico Mexico logo IPN
June 30 - July 4
2008
Société Française
d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A)
Annual conference
Collège de France,
Paris, France
France P1190532

June 23-28
2008
Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation (SPIE)
Synergies Between Ground and Space
Marseille ,France
P1190532

June 14-17
 2008

Observing run
3.6m+PUEO & VASAO
bi-chromatic observations of atmospheric tilt

CFHT, Hawaii USA P1190532
June 13
 2008
talk
"Polychromatic approach to visible AO + GUIELOA: Mexcian AO system"
W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters, Waimea, Hawaii USA Probe the future with Keck

May 26-27 2008
2 AO job interviews
 at ESO


ESO/Garching Germany Distorsion 1


May 21 2008
2 minute talk
 for TV-UNAM
(i
n spanish)

Instituto de Astronomía (IA-UNAM), Mexico Mexico P1180555


April 24-30 2008
Observing run
2.1m/B&Chivens/Thomson 
"The dynamics and fate of stars in centres of galaxies:
A case study of NGC6946 and NGC4314: spectroscopy"
(Girard & Fathi)

OAN San Pedro Martír
(BC, Mexico)
Mexico Lick picture

April 21-23 2008
Visit of Dr.
Kambiz Fathi


Stockholm Observatory - Astronomy Dpt, Sweden Kbz Fth


April 16-18 2008
Congreso Nacional de Astronomía (Mexico City)

Universidad Ibero Arericana Mexico


March 31-April 4 2008
Visit of Dr.
Olivier Lai


CFHT, Hawaii
For the preservation of the PSF!
Feb 20 2008
Total Lunar Eclipse
big event in the Zocalo (central place in Mexico City)with over 50k people!

IA-UNAM article Mexico Red Moon & Saturn

September 5-6 2007
Observing run
2.1m, 1.5m, 0.84m
"HS 2331, cataclismic variable star with strong outburst: photometry & spectroscopy"
(Echevarría, Costero, & Michel)

OAN San Pedro Martír
(BC, Mexico)
Mexico Lick picture

April 5
 2007
talk
"Step towards all-sky (visible?) AO + Panorama of High Angular Resolution in México"
Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO), Santa Cruz (CA, USA) USA


April 1-2-3-4
 2007

Observing run
Lick + AO + LGS
"Astrometric monitoring of binary ultracool dwarfs"
(Bouy & Marchis)
Lick Observatory (CA, USA) Lick picture

March 1
 2007
talk
"Experimental progress towards all-sky visible AO observations"
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica Morelia (CRyA-UNAM) Morelia, Mexico Mexico


Jan 31
 2007
talk
"Experimental progress towards all-sky visible AO observations"
Instituto de Astronomía (IA-UNAM), Mexico


October 25
 2006
started working
(Postdoc)
Instituto de Astronomía (IA-UNAM), Mexico in my office at IA-UNAM

July 28
 2006
talk
"Experimental progress towards all-sky visible AO observations"
Laboratorio National de Astrofisica (LNA), Brazil Brazil LNA picture

March 19
 2006
talk
"Experimental progress towards all-sky visible AO observations"
Stockholm Observatory - Astronomy Dpt, Sweden Sweden


October 19
 2005
PhD thesis defense CRAL/Observatoire de Lyon, France France


October
 2004
Observing run
OHP152+ATTILA
"ELPOA/ATTILA-III" (Foy , Girard, & Rondeau)
Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP), France


Feb 29 -  March 3
2004
2ème Séminaire Transalpin de Physique
  
ASTROPARTICULES ET COSMOLOGIE
Dolomieu, France Dolomieu physics school

February 
 2003
Observing run
OHP152+ATTILA
"ELPOA/ATTILA-II" (Foy & Girard)
Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP), France


January 
 2003
Observing run
OHP152+ATTILA
"ELPOA/ATTILA-I" (Foy & Girard)
Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP), France


September
2002
Optics in Astrophysics
NATO/ASI School
Cargèse, Corsica, France


June 24-29
2002
Société Française
d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A)
Annual conference
Paris, France



March 29-May 2
2002
Laser beam propagation through turbulence
CNRS-UJF School
Ecole de Physique des Houches, France


October 1
 2001
started working (PhD) CRAL/Observatoire de Lyon, France


August 7-15
 2001
27th ICRC
International Cosmic Ray Conference
Hamburg, Germany Germany


June 28
2001
DEA (Master) in Astrophysics
 thesis defense
"On sky validation of the polycromatic laser guide star concept"
LAOG/Observatoire de Grenoble France France


May 28-June 1
2001
Société Française
d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A)
Annual conference
Lyon, France



March 7-5
 2001
Ateliers de l'Optique en Astronomie
Grenoble, France



March 2001 started working (trainee) LAOG/Observatoire de Grenoble France


May  2000 Master's degree in Istrumentation Physics
thesis defense
University of Utah Physics Dpt, USA USA


August 17 -25
 1999
26th ICRC
International Cosmic Ray Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


December 1998 started working (RA) University of Utah Physics Dpt, USA


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