The Javalambre-Photometric Local Universe Survey, J-PLUS, is an unprecedented photometric sky survey of 8500 deg2 visible from Javalambre, using a set of 12 broad, intermediate and narrow band filters. J-PLUS will be a powerful 3D view of the nearby Universe that will observe and characterize tens of millions of galaxies and stars of the Milky Way halo, with a wide range of Astrophysical applications.
The Javalambre VARiablity survey (J-VAR) is a wide field photometric survey which uses non-photometric nights at OAJ and takes previous calibrated J-PLUS images as photometric reference. J-VAR observes 11 epochs with 7 filters (J0395, g, J0515, r, J0660, i, J0861) with T80Cam at JAST80. The cadence is defined by the weather conditions, with typical scales from minutes to months.
The Planck satellite was launched on May 14th 2009 on a mission to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) over the whole sky in finer detail and to a greater accuracy than has been possible before. This will allow us to measure the composition and evolution of the Universe better than ever before.