Noticeable weather change;  Activities for the Cuban Science Day;  Inauguration of the Cuban-Russian Astronomical Observatory at the IGA › Noticien › Granma

Remarkable change of weather on Sunday: The advance of an active cold front over the western region of Cuba will cause numerous showers, rains and electrical storms this Sunday, which can be strong in some locations. Even the occurrence of a one-off severe weather event is not ruled out. As indicated to Granma by the Master of Science Evelio García, a specialist of the Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology, somewhat strong winds of a northwest component may be generated, with the beginning of tidal waves on the north coast of that portion of the Cuban archipelago…

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Within the activities for the Cuban Science Day, the Cuban Academy of Sciences recognized 13 research centers, companies and organizations, which have stood out in the confrontation with COVID-19. The ceremony took place in the Paraninfo of that institution, where the BioCubaFarma Business Group, the Aica Laboratories Company, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, the Molecular Immunology Center, the Company Combiomed, the Center for Neurosciences, the National Center for Biopreparations, the Finlay Vaccine Institute, the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices, the Henry Reeve Brigade, the Ministry of Public Health and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing from the University of Havana…

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Photo: Taken from Cubadebate

As part of the current collaboration agreement between the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, with the Institute of Applied Astronomy and the Institute of Astronomy, belonging to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Cuban-Russian Astronomical Observatory was inaugurated yesterday, at the headquarters of the iga. The brand-new facility has a modern long-range Russian automated telescope, 20 centimeters in diameter, which, equipped with computerized systems capable of capturing top-quality images, will make it possible to carry out a wide variety of observations of cosmic bodies, tracking the called space debris and the strengthening of our outer space monitoring system. Likewise, it has a Satellite Positioning System Receiver for the monitoring and analysis of geophysical parameters, and an associated meteorological station…

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