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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Astronomers discover a pulsating teardrop-shaped star Press release
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered pulsars Blog post
The March “Supermoon” will bid goodbye to winter next to the shadow of Teide Press release
EELabs: sustainable use of artificial lighting Press release
Astronomers discover a white dwarf formed by the merger of two stars Press release
The IAC will be participating in the Spanish Small Satellites International Forum 2020 Press release
IAC researcher José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa, next Secretary General of the International Astronomical Union Interview
The Japanese ambassador to Spain visits the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
A step forward to solve the mystery of ultra-diffuse galaxies Press release
Are ultra-diffuse galaxies Milky Way-sized? Research news
Sucessful test of new technology which should help to discover “other Earths” Press release
The Town Council of Tequeste visits the IAC Press release
New edition of "Girls who broke a glass ceiling while looking at the sky" Press release
February 11th: an unceasing commitment to equality Press release
The extreme CNO-enhanced composition of a primitive iron-poor dwarf star Research news
ROGER DAVIES: “It would be wonderful to have the TMT here in La Palma, at the Roque, and of course there would be the potential for European participation” Interview
The first one day meeting on the protection of the sky and employment opportunities has been held
Presentation of the book “Observing the Sun from Tenerife. An adventure above the sea of clouds” Press release
Red nuggets at the center of nearby galaxies Research news
Confirming new physics in space Research news
La Fundación Starlight gana el Reto FiturNext 2020 Photomontage
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of a primitive star Press release
JEFFREY R. KUHN: “In our lifetime we are going to wake up some morning to the news that we have discovered life” Interview
The Report on the Socio-economic Impact of the TMT on La Palma has been presented Press release
TESS satellite dates an ancient collision with our galaxy Press release
The Quadrantid meteor shower: start the year with a good wish Press release
RAFFAELLA MORGANTI: "The first image of a black hole was an important milestone for astrophysics" Interview
Astronomical Calendar 2020
Cheops, an orbiting telescope to characterize exoplanets
Young stars found in the oldest and most massive galaxies in the universe Press release
GEMÍNIDAS 2019: The big winter meteor shower!
Sources of light which appear and disappear observed in the sky
The VI Conference “Science with the Gran Telescopio Canarias” opens General
VI Conference on Science with the GTC Press release
Asteroid Bennu revealed as an active object by the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission Press release
Lecture "The first circumnavegation of the world. Discovering new skies, islands, and cultures"
Discovery of the highest-energy photons from a gamma-ray burst by the MAGIC telescopes Research news
Scientists find the explanation at the high temperatures of the solar corona Press release
Winter School was finished on fluids dynamics in Astrophysics Press release
Discovery of a massive black hole companion to a B-type star from radial velocity measurements Research news
Three supermassive black holes detected in interacting galaxies
ENTREVISTA CON SASCHA HUSA. “Esperamos entender el origen y evolución del Universo a través de las ondas gravitacionales” Interview
Astronomers discover a giant black hole that challenges current models of stellar evolution Press release
The XV Science and Innovation Weeks in the Canaries have ended
Charla pública: «Ondas gravitacionales. Los sonidos del Universo» Press release
MAGIC telescopes detect the first gamma-rays burst at very high energies Press release
The number of visitors to GRANTECAN is greater than 10,000 per year and a new surround exhibit is opened Press release
The Computational Dynamics of Fluids, the main theme of the IAC Winter School Press release
A promising future for the Canary Island Observatories Press release
The IACTECagreement of collaboration between the IAC and EMXYS for the development of technological, scientific and human resources in the island has been signed. Press release
Scientists from the US, Japan and Europe meet to discuss the results of the CLASP-2 experiment Press release
Experts debate in La Palma the future of the European research infrastructures Press release
Direct broadcast of the transit of Mercury General
Mercury passes across the face of the Sun for the fourth time in the present century Press release
The Consul of Japan in the Canary Islands visits the IAC Press release
Amanar: an astronomical seed planted in Tindouf Press release
The IAC is participating in the Weeks of Science and Innovation in the Canaries Press release
The early sequence of events that shaped the Milky Way Research news
DESI opens its 5.000 eyes to capture the colors of the Cosmos Press release
The Consul General of the Embassy of the United States in Madrid visits the IAC
Free access to the largest catalogue of objects observed by Grantecan Press release
The project “Amanar, under the same sky”, Astronomy for Peace and Development Press release
Violent flares in the centre of a black hole system Press release
Didier Queloz, Physics Nobel Prize Winner 2019, Is Developing an Advanced Terrestrial Planet Hunter for the Isaac Newton Telescope Press release
A giant exoplanet orbiting a very-low-mass star challenges planet formation models Research news
The latest advances in the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and their consequences for problems such as that of dark matter have been presented Press release
EMIR and MEGARA, two instruments giving excellent results on GRANTECAN Press release
The Universities of Turku (Finland) and Aarhus (Denmark) are the new owners of the NOT Press release
Fullerenes discovered in a star formation region in Perseus Press release
Hard-state Accretion Disk Winds from Black Holes Research news
Astronomers find an unusual planetary system which challenges models of planet formation Press release
El youtuber David Calle visita el IAC Press release
The IAC and the Observatorios de Canarias will participate in the " European Researchers' Night" Press release
A look at the subatomic world from the IAC Press release
Fullerenes in the IC 348 star cluster of the Perseus molecular cloud Research news
Exploring a new definition of the green valley and its implications Research news
The Gran Telescopio Canarias obtains the visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet Press release
Dual dust chemistry around evolved stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud Research news
Do we need a galactic disc to form stars? Research news
Literature and Astronomy: connected universes Press release
The IAC collaborates again with the Hispano-american Festival of Authors, in La Palma Press release
Sharper view of the cosmos through reproducible science Press release
Close collaboration between the City Council of La Laguna and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
The President of the Canary Islands Parliament visits the IAC to learn more about the TMT project Press release
Mayoress of Tegueste visits the IAC Press release
Ana Rosa Mena vista la sede del IAC en La Laguna Press release
A “gold mine” is detected in a collision of two distant stars Press release
Proclamation of the unanimous support from the Canarian public bodies for the construction of the TMT on La Palma Press release
A week of astronomical activities in the municipality of Garafía Press release
The Perseids2019, a spectacle in the early hours Press release
Astronomers find a nearby system of exoplanets with a potentially inhabitable world Press release
The Governing Council of the IAC gives firm support to the building of the TMT on La Palma Press release
El Centro Nacional de Arte de Tokio expone “100 Lunas cuadradas” Press release
10 years of the GTC: Amazing science with an astonishing telescope Press release
The early days of the Milky Way revealed Press release
Memories of the universe, half a century of astrophysical research Press release
The conference “Giving an impulse to Astrophysics in Spain: 50 years of doctoral theses” is inaugurated Press release
Teachers from five countries embark on a new astronomical adventure in the Canaries Press release
50 years “Dreaming about the stars” Press release
IAU Symposium: Professional and Amateur astronomers, united in the same cause Press release
Ending of the course for teachers “Get close to the Cosmos” Press release
10 years bringing Astrophysics to the school community of La Palma Press release
A giant interstellar bubble being grown in the Andromeda galaxy Research news
A study of the whole Sun Press release
A planetesimal orbiting within the debris disc around a white dwarf star Research news
The hidden Universe: inauguration of the IAU Symposium Press release
Amanar: under the same sky Press release
Powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole Research news
Within galaxy variations in the chemical composition are responsible for the fundamental relation Research news
A week to go deeper into some of the more “ghostly” structures in the Universe Press release
Daniel Nóbrega, with a doctorate at the IAC, is awarded the SEA prize for the best thesis of 2018 Press release
A distance of 13 Mpc resolves the claimed anomalies of the galaxy lacking dark matter Research news
Chile and Argentina feature in the next solar eclipse Press release
Inauguration of the ARTEMIS telescope at the Teide Observatory Press release
New Earths discovered around a very small star Press release
Tres alumnas del programa Canarias Masterclass comparten una jornada en el IAC Press release
Nearly 2,000 people visited the Teide Observatory during the Open Days 2019 Press release
The president of the Italian National Astrophysics Institute visits the IAC Photomontage
The atmosphere of a new ultra hot Jupiter is analysed Press release
Open Days 2019 at the Teide Observatory Press release
Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole from La Palma Press release
Takaaki Kajita: “The detection of gamma-rays with the CTA will be the key to discovering new sources of neutrino emission” Interview
The mystery of the galaxy with no dark matter: solved! Press release
The IAC celebrates its Day of Science Press release
Registration for the V International Summer Course "Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands" is now open Press release
The project “CosmoLAB: the solar system as a laboratory in the classroom” is one year old Press release
Low-frequency gravity waves in blue supergiants Research news
The IAC and ESA sign an agreement to widen the programmes of connection and transmission of optical data at the Teide Observatory Press release
The surface of asteroid Bennu: dark, rough and dense with boulders Research news
Anomalous microwave emission detected from the Taurus Molecular Cloud with the QUIJOTE experiment Research news
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107 Research news
Back to the Lithium Plateau with the [Fe/H] < -6 star J0023+0307 Research news
The CTA and the IAC celebrate the International Day of Light with an outreach day in Garafía Press release
Spiral-shaped wavefronts in a sunspot umbra Research news
Spiral-shaped winds in old stars reveal presence of a partner Research news
Wayne Rosing visits the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
Visit of the Vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Press release
El IAC canta el Himno a la Alegría Press release
Astronomers open the way to the hearts of the blue supergiants Press release
The Gran Telescopio Canarias is participating in a programme to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids Press release
A system of globular clusters in the disc of a galaxy detected for the first time Press release
“GALACTICA”: the biggest panorama of the Milky Way is complete Press release
CLASP-2: investigating the magnetic solar chromosphere by means of telescopes launched into space with NASA suborbital rockets Press release
Intracluster light: a luminous tracer for dark matter in clusters of galaxies Research news
Nuevos directores para la Fundación Starlight y el Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos Press release
Anomalous microwave emission detected from the Taurus Molecular Cloud Press release
The HiPERCAM camera of the Gran Telescopio Canarias reveals new details about the oldest stars in the Milky Way Press release
The Canary Islands Observatories visit the European Parliament Press release
50 years of doctoral theses Press release
The “100 Square Moons” exhibition inaugurated in Tokyo Press release
Heavy metal planet fragment survives destruction from dead star Press release
La exposición “100 Lunas cuadradas” viaja a Japón y a Bruselas Press release
Pablo Casado visita el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
Journey to the Big Bang through the lithium of a Milky Way star Press release
The IAC, re-elected to the Science Lab of Microsoft's Azure computer network Press release
Santa Cruz gives prestige and protagonism to the work of women in the world of science Press release
Rough, dense with boulders and low albedo surface of Bennu revealed through images of NASA OSIRIS-REx mission Press release
Discovery of Stars Surrounded by Iron Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud Research news
GTC discovers a new Einstein cross Press release
El Equinoccio de Primavera desde el dolmen de Lácara Press release
“Las mujeres somos parte de CTA; gran parte de su ciencia se hace gracias a nosotras” Interview
“The Lost Honour of Henrietta Leavitt” now on the IAC video channels Press release
GRANTECAN opens its doors to its observing nights Press release
The Gran Telescopio Canarias will observe binary asteroid Didymos, main target of the ESA Hera space mission Press release
Olga Atanackovic: “Numerical methods in radiative transfer can also be used in many other fields, like engineering and industry” Interview
BEGOÑA VILA: “El James Webb es un telescopio para todos, para toda la Humanidad” Interview
MACARENA GARCÍA MARÍN: “Queremos que los científicos del IAC y la comunidad europea en general utilicen el James Webb” Interview
The new IATec building is inaugurated in La Laguna Press release
Old stars live longer than we thought Press release
A new chapter in the series “Girls who broke a glass ceiling looking at the sky” Press release
Reunión del proyecto GOYA en La Laguna Press release
Encourage scientific and technological vocations among younger women Press release
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107 Press release
Protegiendo el cielo, el entorno y el agua de La Palma Press release
Contracts for those newly qualified in “Formación Profesional” Press release
Making the Hubble’s deepest images even deeper Press release
Stars shrouded in iron dust Press release
Casiana Muñoz -Tuñón, new Deputy Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
New data about spiral waves detected in sunspots Press release
Una galaxia tenue que eclipsa a las demás Press release
“Supereclipse” Press release
A new, potentially inhabitable super-Earth Press release
A giant interstellar bubble being grown in the Andromeda Galaxy Press release
2019 Calendar "100 square moons" Press release
Quadrantids, start the year with good wishes! Press release
Quadrantids, start the year with good wishes! General
ROMANO CORRADI: “One of the best telescopes in the world had to be in one of the best sites in the world for observing the sky”
ROMANO CORRADI: “One of the best telescopes in the world had to be in one of the best sites in the world for observing the sky” Press release
HARMONI pases its design revisión and will be the spectrograph on the future ELT
HARMONI pases its design revisión and will be the spectrograph on the future ELT Press release
Tecnología astrofísica aplicada a la Medicina Press release
Astronomers find a way to “see” the distribution of dark matter in clusters of galaxies Press release
The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity Press release
The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like habitable planets in the TESS era Press release
Calendario astronómico 2019 Press release
The present and future of research with the GTC Press release
The present and future of research with the GTC Press release
BigSkyEarth Conference: AstroGeoInformatics Press release
The VI Conference “Science with the Gran Telescopio Canarias” opens Press release