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.

  • LST-1 en el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (Garafía, La Palma)
    The LST-1 telescope on La Palma detects the Crab Pulsar at very high-energy

    The first prototype of the Large-Size Telescope (LST) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the LST-1, located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma), has detected an emission of very high-energy gamma rays from the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star at the centre of the nebula of the same name. This observation confirms the successful operation of this telescope, which is being commissioned.

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  • Elena Máñez and Carlos Navarro in the IAC main corridor.
    The Head of the Department of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Government visits the IAC

    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).

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  • 83rd CCI meeting
    Research in the Canary Island observatories, main theme of the recent meeting of their International Scientific Committee

    The International Scientific Committee (CCI for its Spanish initials) of the Canary Island Observatories offers the mechanism by which the institutions which are members to participate effectively in the decisión making which affects the operation of the telescopes. This morning the CCI has celebrated, in virtual form, the first of its two meetings per year, in which some thirty people took part.

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  • Rebeca Galera
    The IAC is deeply saddened by the death of the young astrophysicist Rebeca Galera

    We are deeply moved by the death of our colleague Rebeca Galera Rosillo, predoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Born in La Puebla de Don Fadrique, in Granada, Rebeca was the only female astronomer in the history of her municipality. After completing her studies at the University of Granada, where she excelled as a student, she joined the IAC in 2014 through a pre-doctoral contract for research staff in training under the supervision of the researchers Antonio Mampaso and Romano Corradi. She was currently working as an

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  • Poster of the Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2020
    The International Summer Course for teachers celebrates its sixth edition in 'online' format

    The new astronomical adventure organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) together with other educational institutions will take place next month with a program that will revolve around the research of the stars and their planets.

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  • Facade of the IACTEC building. Credit: Inés Bonet (IAC).
    The Agreement for the use of the IACTEC building has been signed

    The Cabildo Insular of Tenerife, the Tenerife Science and Technology Park (INtech Tenerife), the University of La Laguna (ULL) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) today, Monday 8th June signed, at the Headquarters of the Cabildo, the five year agreement for the use of the IACTec building by the IAC. The IACTEC initiative, in collaboration with the Cabildo Insular of Tenerife and INTech Tenerife, on land ceded by the University of La Laguna, is aimed at developing in the Canaries an innovative environment for the transfer of high technology between the public sector and

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