At its Plenary Meeting, the local government (Cabildo) of Tenerife agreed unanimously to confer the Island of Tenerife Gold Medal to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), as well as to Loro Parque zoo and the painter Pedro González González.
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