In the III Hispano-American Writers’ Festival, which is being celebrated in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma), three authors and two astrophysicists participated yesterday, Thursday, in a panel discussion on the theme “Looking at what no longer exists”. During the morning, a small group of those invited to the Festival, in which the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is collaborating, visited the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in Garafía, satisfying the necessary health and security measures against COVID-19.
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.
Astronomy and Literature, together again in La PalmaAdvertised on
Natural darkness to preserve night-time ecosystems
After several months of waiting, this summer the EELabs project, led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, has started to deploy its first network of photometers.Advertised on
The IAC is collaborating again with the Spanish-American Writers’ Festival in La Palma
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) will be collaborating for the third successive year with the Spanish-American Writers’ Festival which will be celebrated from September 14th to 19th in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma). The programme of this third edition, in which almost 40 writers and a small group of meta-writers (editors, journalists and critics) will participate, will consist of 35 sessions. Among them we can pick out panel sessions on a variety of themes, autographs of examples by some of the authors involved, and activities aimed at the younger generation whose schoolsAdvertised on
Communiqué from the IAC about the recent fire in Garafía
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the international institutions of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory would like to give due recognition to the outstanding work carried out by the personnel who have participated in the tasks of extinguishing the fire declared last Friday, 21st August, in the municipality of Garafía (La Palma) and which on the Sunday was “stabilized”, thanks to their professionalism, effort and courage in extremely difficult labour. We would also like to praise the efficiency and the coordination shown by the various administrations involved, especiallyAdvertised on
Communiqué from the IAC. Telescopes of the ASTRI project
The Teide Observatory (OT) is situated in the Nature Park of the High Forest. The National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) of Italy (one of the signatories of the International Agreement of the Canary Observatories) in 2019 asked the IAC to explore the viability of an installation of Cherenkov telescopes (project ASTRI) in the OT. This project, if it comes to fruition, will be completely financed by Italy and will comprise the most advanced astrophysical installation of the Teide Observatory in the last 30 years. It will also provide observations of the internal structure of the TeideAdvertised on
Activities for Asteroid Day
To celebrate Asteroid Day, which commemorates the impact of the Tunguska Fireball in 1908, several researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) will participate in on-line chats to talk about the nature of these lesser bodies of the Solar System, and about the risk of impact on the Earth.Advertised on