News

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.

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  • Rafael Rebolo y Luis Yeray Gutiérrez
    Close collaboration between the City Council of La Laguna and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

    Luis Yeray Gutiérrez and Rafael Rebolo meet at the IAC headquarters in La Laguna

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  • El presidente del Parlamento de Canarias, Gustavo Matos
    The President of the Canary Islands Parliament visits the IAC to learn more about the TMT project

    The President of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Gustavo Matos, visited the facilities of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in La Laguna, with the aim of "knowing better the project of the Telescopio de Treinta Metros" and transmitting "the institutional support of the Parliament," it is decided to build in the Canary Islands.

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  • Ana Rosa Mena, Mayoress of Tegueste, with Campbell Warden, Executive Secretary of the IAC.
    Mayoress of Tegueste visits the IAC

    Ana Rosa Mena, mayoress of Tegueste, has visited this morning the headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, in La Laguna.

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  • Kilonova Evento 2016 GTC
    A “gold mine” is detected in a collision of two distant stars

    An international team of astronomers, including researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the CSIC has found evidence of a “kilonomva” in the data from a gamma ray burst detected in August 2016. This is a phenomenon similar to the supernovae which produce large quantities of heavy elements, such as gold and platinum. This event is similar to another explosion detected by LIGO in 2017, for which the combined observation of light and gravitational waves opened the door to an understanding of this type of objects. The results are to be published in the journal Monthly

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  • Political representatives of Canarian institutions visit the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)
    Proclamation of the unanimous support from the Canarian public bodies for the construction of the TMT on La Palma

    The Government of the Canary Islands, Cabildo of La Palma, Municipalities of Puntagorda and Garafía and the IAC Director have met on the Green Island to proclaim their unanimous support for the possibility that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is installed on the island of La Palma, instead of on Hawaii.

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  • Poster with the activities programmed by the IAC in the patron saint festivities in honour of Our Lady the Virgin of Light in the town of Garafía (La Palma).
    A week of astronomical activities in the municipality of Garafía

    August arrived again, and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is participating in the festival to honour our Lady the Virgin of Light in the town of Garafía (La Palma), the municipality which is the home of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM). An outreach lectura, the exhibition “100 Square Moons” and the traditional open day are some of the organized activities.

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