Joint Center for Ultraviolet Astronomy





Spanish-Russian Joint Center for Ultraviolet Astronomy (JCUVA) main task is to support the joint use of the World Space Observatory UV (WSO-UV) premises at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM). The JCUVA hosts the facilities required for conducting the WSO-UV science operations run by Russia and Spain. Its activities also comprise the joint management of the WSO-UV science program.

The JCUVA activities derive from the general collaboration agreement signed by Spain and the Russian Federation in 2007, aimed at the development of the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV), and from the agreement signed in 2017 between the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INASAN) and the UCM, aimed to the jointmanagement of the WSO-UV project science program.

The JCUVA also hosts the GNUVA website, the site for the UV Astronomy worldwide community.