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.
This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.
The number of visitors to GRANTECAN is greater than 10,000 per year and a new surround exhibit is openedAdvertised on
The Computational Dynamics of Fluids will be the main theme of the IAC Winter School
Tuesday 19th November the XXXI edition of the Winter School of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will start. This year it will be devoted to the computational methods which are used in different fields of astrophysics to simulate the dynamics of fluids. The school will take place in the assembly hall in the Guajara Campus of the University of La Laguna.Advertised on
A promising future for the Canary Island Observatories
From 11th to 13th November the conference “Future Instruments for the Telescopes of the Canary Observatories”, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), was held in Tenerife. At the meeting the exceptionally favourable period for the astrophysical installations in the isands was discussed, as well as the important role in the coming years of the present small and medium sized telescopes thanks to the planned instrument developments.Advertised on
The IACTECagreement of collaboration between the IAC and EMXYS for the development of technological, scientific and human resources in the island has been signed.
On November 14th 2019 at the Headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in La Laguna an agreeement for cooperation between the IAC and the EMXYS company was signed.This is the first agreement for collaboration between the IAC and a private company in the field of training and technology transfer "IACTEC-ESPACIO". The IACTEC initative, in collaboration with the Excellentísimo Cabildo Insular of Tenerife, and INTech Tenerife has the aim of developing within the Canaries an innovative "ecosystem" for transferring high technology between the public sector and companies.takingAdvertised on
Scientists from the US, Japan and Europe meet to discuss the results of the CLASP-2 experiment
CLASP and CLASP2 are opening a new window for the investigation of magnetism in solar and stellar physics. In 2008 an international team of solar physicists started a novel project of space experiments. By means of telescopes and instruments launched on board of NASA suborbital rockets, unprecedented measurements of the polarization of the ultraviolet light emitted by the Sun in several atomic lines were performed. Such spectro-polarimetric observations are needed for obtaining information on the magnetic field in the enigmatic chromosphere-corona transition region of the solar atmosphere,Advertised on
Mercury passes across the face of the Sun for the fourth time in the present century
The transit of the planet will take place next Monday, November 11, from 12: 36h to 18: 04h. It will last almost five and a half hours, and will be broadcast entirely and live from the Canary Islands Observatories. Transits of the Inner Planets - Venus and Mercury - are rarer than the eclipses of Sun and Moon. On average we will have 13 transits of Mercury per century. The last transit of Venus was June 2012. We had transits of Mercury in the years 2003, 2006 and 2016 and the next one will not occur until 2032. Few readers of this article will have seen Mercury, a very small planet. GanymedeAdvertised on