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.

  • Lluvia de meteoros

    La noche del 12 al 13 de agosto, el canal se desplazará hasta Extremadura para retransmitir el máximo de las Perseidas 2023 desde el Centro Internacional de Innovación Deportiva en el Medio Natural “El Anillo”, además de desde los Observatorios de Canarias, como una de las actividades de divulgación del proyecto Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs).

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    El Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) sumará su experiencia y conocimientos a la Asociación Española de Semiconductores (AESEMI). La asociación continúa así aunando las piezas del ecosistema español de los semiconductores, una labor que facilitará las colaboraciones y sinergias. El IAC, acreditado por el Gobierno español como «Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa», es un organismo público de investigación español que gestiona dos de los mejores observatorios astronómicos del mundo. Administrativamente, es un Consorcio Público, integrado por la Administración General del Estado Español

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  • Euclid first images

    The first test images from its two instruments show its potential for achieving its scientific goals. These images will be used to check the instruments and to see how Euclid can be adjusted and fine tuned for best performance. The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Euclid mission, in which the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is participating, will produce the biggest and most accurate 3D map of the universe. Euclid’s two instruments VIS (VISible instrument) and NISP (Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer) have taken their first test images. The results indicated that this space

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  • Galaxia de canto UGC11859 y GTC-1

    An international scientific team, including the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has detected distortions in the brightness of a galaxy's disc that could be explained by the gravitational effect of an unknown neighbouring galaxy. Named GTC-1, the satellite galaxy was discovered using ultra-deep images obtained with the OSIRIS camera of the Gran Telescopio Canarias, located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma. The finding provides a possible explanation for a puzzle about way the light fades out at the edges of galaxy disks, a mystery that has bothered the

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  • Workshop "China-Spain collaboration on astronomical high-resolution spectroscopy"

    From 25 to 28 July, the workshop "China-Spain collaboration on astronomical high-resolution spectroscopy" will be held in Fuencaliente (La Palma). Its aim is to consolidate scientific collaboration between China and Spain in astronomy, especially in the context of the technological development of the CHORUS instrument and its applications in different fields of astrophysical research. CHORUS (Canary Hybrid Optical high-Resolution Ultra-stable Spectrograph) is a high spectral resolution ultra-stable spectrograph for the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC or Grantecan) being developed by the

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