ISYA 2015

November 23 - December 11, 2015


Facultad de Ciencias Espaciales,
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras,
Ciudad Universitaria, Bulevar Suyapa,
Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Latitude: 14° 05’ N; Longitude: 87° 09’ W; 1077 masl

General Information

Honduras is located at the core of Central America. It is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca and El Salvador, and to the west by Guatemala. Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya, still present by a small Maya Chortí community. Spanish is the official and predominant language.

Honduras is a mountainous country with an area of 112,492 km² and a population exceeding 8 millions. It is known for its rich natural resources including various minerals, for its agricultural products such as coffee, tropical fruit and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry. Average temperature is 24°C with a well marked rainy and dry season.

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras founded in 1847, is the most important University of the country, and operates eight regional centers. It has a student population of around 80,000. Astronomy has had a presence on the main campus in Tegucigalpa for two decades. At the Space Science Faculty, we develop astronomical and astrophysical educational, research, and outreach programs.