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Press Room: Winter School 2006

Dec. 1, 2006

The Support Team of the Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has set up a Press Room for the duration of the XVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics for the benefit of the communications media and the Winter School participants. The Press Room, which will be updated on a daily basis, consists of a web site providing information and images; it can be used as a cited source for any news reports relating to the School.


XVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics officially opened. More than 1000 researchers world wide have been trained so far at the IAC's Winter Schools.



The IAC Winter School comes of age

FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ, Director of the IAC, introduces the eighteenth Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics. (pdf document)

The Universe in Emission

IAC researcher JORDI CEPA, Head of Postgraduate Studies at the IAC, Head of the Department of Astrophysics of the University of La Laguna and one of the organizers of this Winter School, tells us about this year's school. (pdf document)

Tuning in to the Universe!

In this article NATALIA R. ZELMAN, of the IAC Director's Support Team, examines why emission lines are important and what they have to do with the GTC (Gran Telescopio CANARIAS). (pdf document)

TUNABLE FILTERS From raw telescope data to calibrated astronomical information By HÉCTOR CASTAÑEDA and ANGEL BONGIOVANNI, IAC researchers and Winter School tutors (pdf document) Further information: See the article by Jordi Cepa and Natalia R. Zelman, 'Tunable filters: OSIRIS's trick', in the magazine IAC Noticias 1-2003 (pdf document, in Spanish only)


  • Stephen S. Eikenberry MONSTERS OF THE DEEP "The most massive stars pose problems that current theories cannot explain" By IVÁN JIMÉNEZ, IAC Director´s Support Team (interview: doc , pdf)
  • Grazyna Stasinska TAKING FINGERPRINTS "Planetary nebulae help astronomers understand other objects in the Universe" By CARMEN DEL PUERTO, IAC Editor-in-Chief (interview: pdf y doc) Grazyna Stasinska This French astrophysicist clearly likes our Winter Schools: in 2001 she gave a series of lectures entitled 'The determination of abundances in HII regions and planetary nebulae'. Read the interview she gave at the time for our special issue of IAC Noticias (interview in pdf)
  • Daniel Schaerer MARKING THE ROUTE "We want to know how the first stars influenced the birth of succeeding generations of stars" By Gara Mora Carrillo, IAC Director's Support Team (interview: pdf y doc)

Ten impertinent questions

For participants of the 2006 Winter School: If you are attending the Winter School and wish to collaborate with our Press Room, please email us (at your answers, which we




  • Lists of subjects and lecturers at previous Winter Schools. (pdf document)
  • List of Winter School books published. (pdf document)

Further information in spanish version

Complet list of press releases | More press releases of year 2006

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