The Head of the Department of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Government visits the IAC
From left to right: Rafael Rebolo, Director of the IAC, Elena Máñez, Head of the Dept. of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Government, Casiana Muñón-Tuñón, Deputy Director of the IAC, and Carlos Andrés Navarro, Director of the ACIISI.
Elena Máñez Rodríguez, the Head of the Department of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Government paid a visit this morning to the headquarters of the IAC in La Laguna, together with Carlos Andrés Navarro Martínez, the Director of the Canary Agency of Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI) accompanied by Rafael Rebolo López and Casiana Muñoz Tuñón, the Director and Deputy Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
During their visit to the installations of the IAC they were informed of the current situation of the IAC and of the Canary Observatories. Máñez will also be present at the annual meeting of the Governing Council of the IAC which will take place next month in La Laguna.
Astronomers find an unusual planetary system which challenges models of planet formation
A team of astronomers of the CARMENES consortium, with participants form the Institutode Astrofísica de Canarias, has discovered a planetary system around the red dwarf star GJ 3512, at some 30 light years from Earth, with an unusual gas giant planet whose excentric orbit could imply the presence of another massive planets. In the study the 40 cm telescope of the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) at the Teide Observatory, was used. This discovery is published today in the journal Science.
Asteroid Bennu revealed as an active object by the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission
CAPTION: Composite view of particle ejection from the surface of asteroid Bennu on January 6, 2019. This image was produced by combining two exposures taken by the NavCam 1 imager: a short exposure (1.4 ms) showing the asteroid followed by a longer exposure (5 s) to show the particles. First results on the analysis of several particle ejection episodes imaged by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft have been presented in a Science paper, co-authored by Julia de León and Javier Licandro of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu on December
February 11th: an unceasing commitment to equality
Again this year the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is showing its commitment to gender equality by organizing a large number of activities around February 11th, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main aim of this day, which was declares by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2015 is: ‘to recognize the important role that women and girls play in science and technology’ In recent years the number of women in science and technology carrees has increased significnatly. In 2017 there were six countries with more women scientists and engineers than men