The IAC and the Observatorios de Canarias will participate in the " European Researchers' Night"

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The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Observatorios de Canarias will participate during "European Researchers' Night" with live broadcasts via its YOUTUBE channel- IAC Videosfrom a number of telescopes at the Teide and Roque de los Muchachos Observatories. Astronomers from diverse disciplines,k (solar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxies, cosmology..) will show us their work from the most advanced installations: the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) the Quijote Exeriment, the solar towers, the Pyramid, the ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS), the high energy telescopes LST-1 and MAGIC, the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) and the Telescopio Nazionales Galileo (TNG): With connections every half hour, and alternating between the two observatories you will be able to see and hear, from 17:00 until 21:00 next Friday, 27th September, professional astronomers from many parts of the world, and you will be able to ask direct questions from the headquarters of the project MaracoNight in San Cristobal de La Laguna (Tenerife), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madeira, the Azores, and Cape Verde (for more information see ) 

Connections planed:                          Researchers:

17:00 – 17:25 Laboratorio Solar (OT) Pere l. Pallé (IAC)

17:30 – 17:55 LST/MAGIC (ORM)    Paolo Calisse (CTA) / José Miguel Miranda (LST/MAGIC)

18:00 – 18:25 Torres Solares (OT)  Tobías Felipe (IAC)

18:30 – 18:55 TNG (ORM)                Gloria Andreuzzi (TNG)

19:00 – 19:25 OGS (OT)                   Pablo Ruiz (OGS) / Jyri Kuusela (OGS)

19:30 – 19:55 GTC (ORM)                Antonio Cabrera (GTC)

20:00 – 20:25 QUIJOTE (OT)           Federica Guidi (IAC)

20:30 – 20:55 INT (ORM)                  Cecilia Fariña (ING)


Coordinator: Alfred Rosenberg (UC3, IAC)

Producer: Demetrio Rodrigues 

Scientific Advisor OT: Sandra Benítez (UC3, IAC)

Scientific Advisor ORM: Nayra Rodríguez (UC3, IAC)

Camera OT: Inés Bonet (UC3, IAC)

Camera ORM: Iván Jiménez (UC3, IAC)

Communications: Francisco López (SI, IAC)

Facilitator: Itziar Anguita (UC·, IAC)

On the IAC stand in La Laguna, organized by several men and women researchers at the IAC various activities will be carried out, for both school students and the general public, from 9:00h to 23:00h. Under the title "The Hidden Face of Astronomy", the activities will be related to women astronomers who have worked throughout history overcoming obstacles, and facing the difficulties related to gender discrimination in the fields of science, technology, and research. Among the organized activities one will be able to enjoy a small theatrical piece, and to interview a man or woman astronomer face to face. There will also be organized contests and games. Everybody is invited to discover, in a participative and attractive way, this part of history, which is often unknown to us.

Organizazers: Marta García Rivas y Lucía González Cuesta.

Participants: Olga Zamora, Ana Esteban Gutiérrez, Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres, Elena García Broock, Alejandro Suárez Mascareño, Paz Alonso Arias.

Colaborators UC3: Alfred Rosenberg González, Sandra Benítez Herrera, Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio.

Volunteers for the activity “Entrevista a un/una Astrónom@“: Patricia Chinchilla, Mónica Vázquez, Yeisson Osorio, Claudio Dalla Vechia, Ana Monreal, Ana Esteban Gutiérrez.