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 discover a white dwarf formed by the merger of two stars
An international team of researchers led by the University of Warwick, with a member who is a scientist at the IAC has discovered white dwarf with unusual dimensions. This star could be, in fact, the result of the merger of two white dwarfs. The discovery is published today in the journal Nature Astronomy, and could resolve some questions about the evolution of white dwarfs, and about the number of supernova in our Galaxy. The star, which is 150 light years away, was identified by data from the satellite telescope GAIA of the European Space Agency (ESA). Based on these, the astronomers used
The number of visitors to GRANTECAN is greater than 10,000 per year and a new surround exhibit is opened
The Gran Telescopio Canarias or GRANTECAN has surpassed, for the first time, the 10,000 face-to-face visits. The forecast is that by the end of the year there will be around 12,000 visits. During the month of November, a new immersive experience for visitors, called SINERGIA, will be inaugurated, which will show the public real data obtained with the telescope.
Presentation of the book “Observing the Sun from Tenerife. An adventure above the sea of clouds”
Presentation of the book “Observing the Sun from Tenerife. An adventure above the sea of clouds” “The latitude of the islands, Teide, and the trade-winds have contributed to the story of the Sun in Tenerife”. This phrase by solar physicist Manuel Vázquez Abeledo was noted during the presentation of his most recent book Observing the Sun from Tenerife. An adventure above the sea of clouds (just in Spanish) by another solar physics from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), his friend and colleague José Antonio Bonet, who gave a summary of it. The event took place last Friday at the