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 use IAC instrument to probe the origins of cosmic rays Press release
Cosmology in Fuerteventura Press release
Hoy comienza la XI reunión del equipo científico de CHEOPS en La Laguna Press release
La Palma signs a commitment to the installation of the Thirty Meter Telescope in the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Press release
“Black Holes” in La Gomera Press release
Solved the mystery of the distribution of oxygen in outer areas of the Milky Way Press release
Presentation of the model of the European Solar Telescope at the Elder Museum of Las Palmas Press release
Imágenes del eclipse solar del 21 de agosto de 2017 Press release
An Open Day for inhabitants of Garafía celebrated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Press release
The return of Henrietta Leavitt Press release
21st August: the great American eclipse Press release
The Perseids 2017 Press release
Telescope Summer Press release
Inteligencia artificial para estudiar el Sol Press release
NICOLÁS MELINI: “Mi experiencia en los Observatorios de Canarias ha sido muy intensa, emocionante y perturbadora” Press release
A gamma ray burst observed in unprecedented detail Press release
First light for MEGARA on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS Press release
Next week Nicolás Melini will visit the IAC and the Canary Island Observatories Press release
"The night of the asteroids" on TLP Tenerife 2017 Press release
The IAC’s Strategic Plan for the next four years is approved Press release
Una nueva aventura astronómica para profesorado Press release
Discovered one of the brightest galaxies known Press release
Exploring the Universe, a course on Astronomy for Secondary School teachers has started Press release
Los telescopios PIRATE y COAST, inaugurados "por control remoto" Press release
GOTO, a new robotic telescope for the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Press release
Latest advances in adaptive optics for giant telescopes Press release
ANTONIN BOUCHEZ: “Todos los instrumentos del GMT tendrán Óptica Adaptativa” Interview
NORBERT HUBIN: “The laser star guide system with Adaptive Optics which allow us to have much better sky coverage and better telescope performance” Interview
The IAC will participate tomorrow in International Asteroid Day Press release
GARY SANDERS: “With the TMT on La Palma we could do marvelous astronomy” Press release
Más de 1.600 personas visitaron el Observatorio del Teide en sus Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas 2017 Press release
Fifth meeting on “Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes” inaugurated Press release
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves Press release
JUAN JESÚS ARMAS MARCELO: “El IAC y sus Observatorios son una burbuja, como un oasis dentro de Canarias” Press release
"12th Annual Workshop on Laser Technology and Systems for Astronomical Adaptive Optics" begins tomorrow Press release
Luz verde para PLATO, la misión que buscará otras tierras habitables Press release
Comienza la “VI Reunión Española de Física Solar y Heliosférica” Press release
Fifth edition of the “Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes” meeting Press release
Juan Jesús Armas Marcelo visitará el IAC y los Observatorios de Canarias Press release
Open Days 2017 at the Teide Observatory Press release
Celebrada en Santander la XIII Reunión del Consorcio QUIJOTE Press release
DAVID SOBRAL: “There is so much to be discovered about the universe that astronomy is certainly an area worth pursuing” Interview
“Ruta de las Estrellas 2017” competition – STARS4ALL for young European students Press release
El colorido corazón del Escorpión Press release
III International Summer Course "Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands" for primary and secondary school teachers Press release
IX edición del “Día de Nuestra Ciencia” Press release
IX edition “Día de Nuestra Ciencia” Press release
The installation of new telescopes at the Teide Observatory under study Press release
The installation of new telescopes at the Teide Observatory under study Press release
Discovery of a super-Earth near to the habitable zone of a cool star Press release
Discovery of a super-Earth near to the habitable zone of a cool star Press release
The Spaghetti Nebula, a new image by the IAC’s remote astrograph Press release
The Spaghetti Nebula, a new image by the IAC’s remote astrograph Press release
Course on “Introduction to instrumentation for Earth observation satellites" Press release
Course on “Introduction to instrumentation for Earth observation satellites" Press release
A new research window in Solar Physics: Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry Press release
A new research window in Solar Physics: Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry Press release
Exploring the Universe, a course of astronomy for secondary school teachers Press release
"Exploring the Universe", a course of astronomy for secondary school teachers Press release
MALCOLM FRIDLUND: “If we don’t look outside, we will never know if we are alone in the Universe” Interview
GALÁCTICA: A deep view of the Milky Way Press release
"GALÁCTICA": A deep view of the Milky Way Press release
Superbubbles in the interstellar medium Press release
Superbubbles in the interstellar medium Press release
Revealed the morphology of a galaxy hidden by its bright nucleus Press release
Revealed the morphology of a galaxy hidden by its bright nucleus Press release
The Rector and the Vice-rector of Research of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visit the IAC and the Teide ObservatoryPHOTONEWS Press release
The Rector and the Vice-rector of Research of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visit the IAC and the Observatorio del Teide Press release
El vicepresidente de la Academia de Ciencias de China y una delegación del NAOC visitan el IAC y los Observatorios de CanariasFOTONOTICIA Press release
El vicepresidente de la Academia de Ciencias de China y una delegación del NAOC visitan el IAC y los Observatorios de Canarias Press release
IGNACIO CIRAC: “We are at the beginning of a second quantum revolution” Interview
Ignacio Cirac visited the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
Ignacio Cirac visited the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
Preserving the Skies closes with a call for help from the main entities related to the protection of the night sky. Press release
"Preserving the Skies" closes with a call for help from the main entities related to the protection of the night sky. Press release
Starry skies and sustainable development Press release
Starry skies and sustainable development Press release
Students from La Palma measure the darkness at night over the island Press release
Students from La Palma measure the darkness at night over the island Press release
New technologies in astronomy and intelligent lighting Press release
Preserve biodiversity and human welfare Press release
Preserve biodiversity and human welfare Press release
SILVIA TORRES-PEIMBERT “Light pollution has a negative effect on astronomical observation, and on living creatures, including on our health. Interview
New technologies in astronomy and intelligent lighting Press release
A rocky super-earth has been found in the habitable zone of a cool star close to the Sun Press release
A rocky super-earth has been found in the habitable zone of a cool star close to the Sun Press release
WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE Press release
WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE Press release
IN FAVOUR OF A DARK SKY Press release
IN FAVOUR OF A DARK SKY Press release
Without darkness we would never see the stars Press release
"Without darkness we would never see the stars" Press release
ÁNGELA VALLVEY: “No hay musa que pueda competir con el cielo de Canarias” Press release
ÁNGELA VALLVEY: “No hay musa que pueda competir con el cielo de Canarias” Press release
The preparatory phase for the final design of the European Solar Telescope begins Press release
The preparatory phase for the final design of the European Solar Telescope begins Press release
The longest stellar “dance” in a planetary nebula Press release
The longest stellar “dance” in a planetary nebula Press release
Ángela Vallvey will visit the IAC and the Canary Islands Observatories Press release
Ángela Vallvey will visit the IAC and the Canary Islands Observatories Press release
TMT International Observatory and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) sign agreement on hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain Press release
TMT International Observatory and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) sign agreement on hosting the Thirty Meter Telescope in La Palma, Spain Press release
The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious “ERC Advanced Grants” to Javier Trujillo Bueno, CSIC Research Professor at the IAC Press release
The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious “ERC Advanced Grants” to Javier Trujillo Bueno, CSIC Research Professor at the IAC Press release
The secrets of the galaxies at one click Press release
The secrets of the galaxies at one click Press release
Announced a drawing competition of the La Palma sky in the context of the Tenth anniversary of the Starlight Declaration Press release
Announced a drawing competition of the La Palma sky in the context of the Tenth anniversary of the Starlight Declaration Press release
“MarTIAnoS” in Lanzarote Press release
“MarTIAnoS” in Lanzarote Press release
High School students in the Canary Islands discover two variable stars Press release
High School students in the Canary Islands discover two variable stars Press release
CONNY AERTS: “The interior rotation of a star can either be faster or slower than at the surface and that is what makes a difference in its life” Interview
SANTI CASSISI: “Our new library of stellar models will be made publicly available at the whole international scientific community via the web page of the IAC” Interview
Detected the interstellar dust of one of the most distant galaxies Press release
The IAC will organize the Gender in Physics Day Spain 2017 Press release
The IAC will organize the Gender in Physics Day Spain 2017 Press release
Detected the interstellar dust of one of the most distant galaxies Press release
M81 y M82, entre polvo y gas de la Vía Láctea Press release
M81 y M82, entre polvo y gas de la Vía Láctea Press release
The Tenth Spanish Virtual Observatory School begins Press release
The Tenth Spanish Virtual Observatory School begins Press release
“Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido” cumple 100 emisiones Press release
“Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido” cumple 100 emisiones Press release
A new look at the nature of dark matter Press release
A new look at the nature of dark matter Press release
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolises Press release
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolises Press release
Acuerdo para la explotación científica de los telescopios William Herschel e Isaac Newton en La Palma Press release
Acuerdo para la explotación científica de los telescopios William Herschel e Isaac Newton en La Palma Press release
Presentado el programa del congreso multidisciplinar "Preserving the Skies" con motivo del 10ª Aniversario de la Declaración Starlight Press release
Tune your radio: galaxies sing when forming stars Press release
Tune your radio: galaxies sing when forming stars Press release
Presentado el programa del congreso multidisciplinar "Preserving the Skies" con motivo del 10ª Aniversario de la Declaración Starlight Press release
New data about two distant asteroids give a clue to the possible “Planet Nine” Press release
New data about two distant asteroids give a clue to the possible “Planet Nine” Press release
“Astrophysical Instrumentation”, an audiovisual tour of the technology and engineering developed at the IAC Press release
“Astrophysical Instrumentation”, an audiovisual tour of the technology and engineering developed at the IAC Press release
Presentado el primer equipo de ingeniería de IACTEC Press release
Presentado el primer equipo de ingeniería de IACTEC Press release
“Astronomy is great!” Press release
“Astronomy is great!” Press release
New evidence in favour of dark matter: the bars in galaxies are spinning more slowly than we thought Press release
New evidence in favour of dark matter: the bars in galaxies are spinning more slowly than we thought Press release
An application of Astronomy to save endangered species Press release
An application of Astronomy to save endangered species Press release
"TALK WITH THEM: women in astronomy" Press release
TALK WITH THEM: women in astronomy Press release
La galaxia de Andrómeda, primera imagen del “Fotomatón cósmico" Press release
La galaxia de Andrómeda, primera imagen del “Fotomatón cósmico" Press release
The Sun revealed Press release
The Sun revealed Press release
Discovered one of the brightest distant galaxies so far known Press release
Discovered one of the brightest distant galaxies so far known Press release
Helioseismology and the solar magnetic cycle open the IV SOLARNET meeting in LanzarotePHOTONEWS Press release
Helioseismology and the solar magnetic cycle open the IV SOLARNET meeting in Lanzarote Press release
The 4th SOLARNET meeting "The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere" will start next Monday Press release
The 4th SOLARNET meeting "The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere" will start next Monday Press release
Dimitri Gadotti: “Not seeing the complexity of everything that can alter the life of a galaxy sometimes leads to misconceptions” Interview
The long-period binary central stars of the planetary nebulae NGC 1514 and LoTr 5 Research news
Discovery of interstellar dust in the reionization era of the Universe: ALMA observations of a z=8.38 galaxy amplified by the gravitational lensing effect of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744 Research news
First spectra of two extreme trans-Neptunian objects obtained with the GTC support the “Planet Nine” hypothesis Research news
Discovered one of the brightest distant galaxies so far known Research news
The cosmic assembly of stellar haloes in massive early-type Galaxies Research news
HADES RV Programme with HARPS-N at TNG. V. A super-Earth on the inner edge of the habitable zone of the nearby M-dwarf GJ 625 Research news
ASTRONOMICAL CALENDARS 2017PHOTONEWS Press release
GIUSEPPE BONO: “We are going to build the largest ground based telescope to fully exploit the Adaptive Optics capabilities” Interview
Cazasteroides: an app to monitor the population of asteroids from your armchair Press release
Happy New Year 2017! Press release
PHIL CHARLES: “I’m afraid I don’t know what happens when the matter passes through the event horizon of a black hole and neither does Stephen Hawking” Interview
Cosmology in the Second artistic Residence of the KEROXEN festival 2016 Press release
Representatives of the "III Programme for Brazilian Leaders" visit the IAC and the Canary Island ObservatoriesPHOTONEWS Press release
YAKIV PAVLENKO: “OSIRIS is a very useful instrument for the investigation of low mass late-type hosting stars and exoplanets which cannot be observed directly” Interview
The IAC signs an agreement with the RIKEN Institute of Advanced Photonics for the installation of a new telescopePHOTONEWS Press release
Jewitt-Li GeminidPHOTONEWS Press release
Geminids 2016: How to see this Christmas meteor shower Press release
Where giant galaxies are born Press release
NOEMÍ PINILLA: “If there really is a Planet X, finding it would force to revise the models of the creation and evolution of the Solar System that didn’t include it” Interview
El IAC participa en la misión espacial AIM que estudiará mecanismos para desviar asteroides peligrosos Press release
Presentación comentada de la serie audiovisual "IAC INVESTIGA" en el Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos Press release
Todo un recorrido por nuestro vecindario cósmico Press release
“NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive”, a tribute of astronomy to photography Press release
Scientists from the IAC and the ULL discover a nearby “superearth” Press release
Rosetta, a journey to a comet and to our origins Press release
MICHAEL KÜPPERS: “Asteroids may play a larger role than comets in the delivery of water to Earth” Interview
KARRI MUINONEN: “Asteroid mining for valuable minerals is another good reason to carry out research on these objects” Interview
AURÉLIEN CRIDA: “A planet changes its orbit due to gravitational interactions with the gas disk in which it formed” Interview
La Palma acogerá un congreso internacional con motivo del 10º aniversario de la ‘Declaración Starlight’ Press release
ALEJANDRO CARDESÍN: “With the required international support it should be possible to make manned journeys within 20 to 30 years” Interview
SEBASTIEN BESSE: “At the Planetary Science Archive, we ensure the long preservation of the scientific observations, therefore, the preservation of knowledge” Interview
JOHN STANSBERRY: “JWST may finally tell us much more about where the different classes of KBOs came from” Interview
JULIA DE LEÓN: “We know very well the orbits of over 90% of the asteroids which could cause a world-wide catastrophe if they impact on Earth” Interview
The IAC Winter School on exploring the Solar System has been inaugurated Press release
SEBASTIEN LEBONNOIS: “Climate models can be applied to atmospheres detected around exoplanets and find places suitable for life” Interview
MAGIC observes a gravitational lens at very high energies Press release
The IAC will participate in the Weeks of Science and Innovation in the Canaries Press release
Solved: one of the mysteries of globular clusters Press release
The expert in Public Health César Velasco, invited speaker at an IAC colloquium Press release
“The exploration of the Solar System”, theme of this year’s IAC Winter School Press release
La Palma chosen as the alternative site for the TMT Press release