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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  • Press conference after the meeting of the Governing Council.
    The Governing Council of the IAC gives firm support to the building of the TMT on La Palma

    This was stated by the acting Minister for Science, Innovation, and the Universities, Pedro Duque who chaired the annual meeting of the Governing Council of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), held today at its La Laguna headquarters. Among the other matters dealt with was the state of the negotiations about large telescopes, and the draft budget for 2020 was approved which, if implemented, will be larger for the first time than the budget of the Institute prior to the economic crisis in 2018.

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  • Folleto GTC 10 aniversario
    10 years of the GTC: Amazing science with an astonishing telescope

    The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its inauguration in the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory. During the past decade the largest optical and infrared telescope in the world has carried out over 14,000 hours of observation and has produced scientific data in some 450 articles in the leading journals. Some of the key scientific highlights have been included in a special outreach leaflet recently published by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the GTC.

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  • Exposición “100 Lunas Cuadradas” en el Centro Nacional de Arte de Tokio
    El Centro Nacional de Arte de Tokio expone “100 Lunas cuadradas”

    La muestra de nueve imágenes astronómicas obtenidas desde el Observatorio del Teide continúa su recorrido por Japón durante la ceremonia de fundación del Consorcio de Ciudades de la Ciencia nipón. Esta exposición educativa del Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias también puede visitarse hasta el próximo 31 de julio en la sucursal 1 de Correos de Tenerife.

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  • Participants at the conference "Giving an impulse to Astrophysics in Spain: 50 years of doctoral theses at the IAC".
    Memories of the universe, half a century of astrophysical research

    The 50 years of doctoral theses in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) were summarized in the 20 talks which made up the two day conference which was celebrated in Tenerife, organized by the IAC in collaboration with the University of La Laguna.

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  • Early days of the Milky Way - artist impression.
    The early days of the Milky Way revealed

    A study led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) puts a sequence to the events which gave rise to our Galaxy.

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  • Franciso Sánchez inaugurates the conference "50 años de thesis doctorales en el IAC"
    The conference “Giving an impulse to Astrophysics in Spain: 50 years of doctoral theses” is inaugurated

    This meeting of researchers linked to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and its Observatories opened yesterday with a lectura by Francisco Sanchez, the founding Director, and the first full professor of astrophysics in Spain, in which he told us about how this scientific speciality was born and consolidated in Spain, a history which is related in his book “Dreaming of the Stars” (Soñando Estrellas). His talk was preceded by a formal act of inauguration, with authorities and organizers, and a talk by the present Director of the IAC, Rafael Rebolo, about the present and the future

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