Luces del Universo” (30º Aniversario) en La Palma

Start year
2015
End year
2015
    Description

    The director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Rafael Rebolo, the Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo Insular de La Palma, Alicia Vanoostende, and the director of the General State Administration of the Island, Miguel Angel Morcuende, inaugurated on Tuesday, September 15, in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the interactive exhibition "Lights of the Universe" on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Observatories of the Canary Islands. Rebolo, together with IAC researcher Juan Antonio Belmonte, curator of the exhibition, explained to the audience the contents of this free interactive exhibition, which will be open to the public until 10 October at the Palacio Salazar in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Guided school visits will be organised as complementary activities to this exhibition.

    This exhibition was sponsored by the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GRANTECAN), S.A., Canarias Cultura en Red del Gobierno de Canarias, the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, the Cabildo Insular de La Palma, the Fundación "CajaCanarias" and the Obra Social "La Caixa". The Museum of Science and the Cosmos, Museums of Tenerife, Spanish Television in the Canary Islands (TVEC) and the scientific institutions present in the Observatories have also collaborated.

    EXHIBITION "LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE

    Curators:

    • Ignacio García de la Rosa
    • Juan Antonio Belmonte
    • General Coordinator:
    • Carmen del Puerto
    • Artistic coordinator:
    • Gotzon Cañada

    Production: Communication and Scientific Culture Unit (UC3) of the IAC

    Place: Palacio Salazar de Santa Cruz de La Palma

    Dates: from 16 September to 10 October.

    Timetable:

    •  Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm.
    •  Saturdays: from 9h to 14h.
    •  Sundays and public holidays: closed.

    Contact: prensa [at] iac.es and 922 605200

    More info: “LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE” NOW IN LA PALMA

    Principal investigator
    MARIA CARMEN PUERTO VARELA
    Project manager

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