“I'm not the same person as I was before arriving here. Now I know how high the level of scientific knowledge is, and in the Canaries it is at the upper limit. We need to empower the Canary sky”. In this way Juan Madrid explains his stay in the Archipelago after visiting the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), the Teide and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatories, and the Museum of Science and the Cosmos of Museums of Tenerife. The writer, scriptwriter and journalist is the fifth in a series of authors who are participating in the multidisciplinary project of the IAC “En un lugar del Universo….” to celebrate the IVth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes. The project, which blends Astronomy and Literature, invites well known figures of Spanish literature to translate their vision of astronomy into a short story which will be part of a volume aimed at benefitting those suffering from Alzheimer’s illness.
This project can count on the participation of the international scientific institutions with facilities at the Canary Island observatories, of the Museum of Science and the Cosmos of Museums of Tenerife, with the support of the Cervantes Institute, and funding from the Severo Ochoa Programme.
Previous presss releases about the visit of Juan Madrid:
Related previous press releases:
- Well known Spanish literary personalities visit the Canary Island Observatories
- The writer Elsa Lopez learns first hand the multidisciplinary work done at the IAC
- The writer Elsa Lopez visits the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory within the framework of the project "En un lugar del Universo..."
- Rosa Montero will visit the IAC and the Canary Observatories
- Antonio Tabares visits the IAC and the Canary Island Observatories
- ROSA MONTERO: "Looking up at the sky makes us more human, more civilized, less mean"
- Juan Cruz visits the IAC and the Canary Island Observatories
- JUAN CRUZ: “The Canaries has to make a claim for itself as a place for science and technology"
- ANTONIO TABARES: “Ciencia y literatura tienen más en común de lo que a priori parece”
- ANTONIO TABARES: “Science and literature have more in common than you might think”
- ELSA LÓPEZ. “It’s curious that the more I learn here, the more I realize just how much is left to know”