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March 29, 2015
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Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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A prototype of the large telescope LST of this array will be installed a the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory under an agreement between the IAC and the University of Tokyo. Further information in the press release.


The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an internationalized Spanish research centre. The IAC has been designated a ‘Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence’ by the Spanish government. It has two headquarters and two observatories -the Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife) and Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma)-, set in an environment of excellent astronomical quality, both constituting the European Northern Observatory (ENO) .

The Instituto de Astrofísica is the main headquarters and normal workplace of the greater part of its staff. Here, astrophysical research and technical projects are developed. There is also a postgraduate school. The IAC also considers scientific outreach as one of its principal aims. The IAC's other headquarters is the Centre for Astrophysics, which is located on La Palma and also houses the offices of the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS and the Magic Collaboration, as well as the supercomputer LaPalma.