Astrophysics Circle of Puerto Rico
Science, Creativity and Culture
Our vision is to explore the Universe and share the scientific advancement of science to satisfy the deepest cultural and philosophical yearnings of our species and stimulate a sense of global citizenship.
- Research - Develop astrophysical research projects to explore and understand the Universe. Facilitate the collaboration with scientists from different places of the world.
- Education - Produce the academic leaders and future researchers with a sense of social responsibility.
- Outreach - Share the advancements of science with the community and communicate the scientific optimism that problems can be solved. Collaborate with experts in the area of science communication to share experiences and strategies.
Our logo has a Puerto Rico Screech Owl (Megascops nudipes) observing the night sky. The Puerto Rico Screech Owl ("múcaro") is a small owl with a brown upperside, light brown to white underside, white and brown lines and white eyebrows (see Ornithological Society of Puerto Rico). The asterism behind the owl is the Big Dipper. This pattern of stars belongs to the constellation of Ursa Major. We selected this pattern of stars because the object M97 ("Owl Nebula") is found in this constellation. The logo represents our interest in astrophysics and the awareness of our surroundings. For the logo we used a photograph of an owl taken by Alberto López Torres.