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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Extreme magnification of a distant star by a galaxy-cluster lens Research news
ESA chooses ARIEL as its future medium-size space mission Press release
Non-grey dimming events of KIC 8462852 from GTC spectrophotometry Research news
The Nobel Laureate Claude Cohen-Tannoudji visits the IAC and the Teide Observatory Press release
The workshop on the James Webb Space Telescope finishes Press release
IAC researchers will participate in the XIth Physics Students Conference at the University of La Laguna. Press release
IN MEMORIAM: STEPHEN HAWKING Press release
The Alliance of the Severo Ochoa Centres and the María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa is the Spanish acronym) of which the IAC is a member, presents its proposals for promoting Spanish “science of excellence” and safeguarding its competitivity Press release
The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations Press release
Astronomers find a galaxy unchanged since the early universe Press release
The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations Press release
Astronomers find a galaxy unchanged since the early universe Press release
Special issue “Women in Astronomy” Press release
Special issue “Women in Astronomy” Press release
Lecture on the James Webb Space Telescope at the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos Press release
Lecture on the James Webb Space Telescope at the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos Press release
Researchers have observed the heating produced in the Sun by magnetic waves Press release
Researchers have observed the heating produced in the Sun by magnetic waves Press release
GTC studies the origin of the neutrino detected in the “Ice Cube” in the South Pole Press release
Call for applications opens for the ERASMUS+ project Press release
The stellar orbit distribution in present-day galaxies inferred from the CALIFA survey Research news
Inaugurada la exposición “100 Lunas cuadradas” en el Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos Press release
The first post-Kepler brightness dips of KIC 8462852 Research news
CanariCam studies the polarization produced by the gas and dust around the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Press release
IAC astronomers find a star in the Milky Way that shouldn’t really exist Press release
IAC astronomers find a star in the Milky Way that shouldn’t really exist Press release
Astronomy at the Canary classrooms Press release
Astronomy at the Canary classrooms Press release
ESPRESSO has its first light on the four telescopes of the VLT at the same time Press release
The women astrophysicists and engineers at the IAC, in the foreground Press release
El director del IAC felicita al equipo de estudiantes de la ULL que trabaja en el desarrollo del nanosatélite “Teidesat” Press release
ESPRESSO has its first light on the four telescopes of the VLT at the same time Press release
The women astrophysicists and engineers at the IAC, in the foreground Press release
The members of the group which is developing the HARMONI instrument for the European supertelescope ELT meet in Tenerife Press release
The members of the group which is developing the HARMONI instrument for the European supertelescope ELT meet in Tenerife. Press release
The IAC and February 11th, International Day of Women and Girls in Science Press release
The IAC and February 11th, International Day of Women and Girls in Science Press release
El IAC y el Cabildo de Fuerteventura firman un acuerdo de colaboración Press release
The Moon says goodbye to January in a big way Press release
Fuerteventura se vuelca con “Descubre el Universo” Press release
The Moon says goodbye to January in a big way Press release
La ACIISI te invita a descubrir el Universo con el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
Black-hole-regulated star formation in massive galaxies Research news
Black-hole-regulated star formation in massive galaxies Research news
CARMENES finds a nearby Neptune in the temperate zone of an early-M dwarf Research news
Tenerife, a knowledge-based island Press release
Tenerife, a knowledge-based island Press release
CALIFA renews the classification of galaxies Press release
CALIFA renews the classification of galaxies Press release
“Las nubes de Andrómeda”, Astronomy Picture of the Day Press release
“Las nubes de Andrómeda”, Astronomy Picture of the Day Press release
Galaxies that feed on other galaxies Press release
Galaxies that feed on other galaxies Press release
Overabundance of massive stars in the Tarantula Nebula Press release
Overabundance of massive stars in the Tarantula Nebula Press release
News about Tabby’s star, the most mysterious star of 2017 Press release
News about Tabby’s star, the most mysterious star of 2017 Press release
The Quadrantids and the first wishes of the year Press release
Confirmed: black holes regulate star formation in massive galaxies Press release
The Quadrantids and the first wishes of the year Press release
Confirmed: black holes regulate star formation in massive galaxies Press release
NEFER: a new instrument for the GTC Press release
Students of the Universidad de La Laguna discover the brightest nova inside the Andromeda Galaxy of 2017 Press release
Calendario astronómico 2018 Press release
IAC astronomers find one of the first stars formed in the Milky Way Press release
El instrumento CARMENES descubre su primer exoplaneta Press release
Investigadores del IAC documentarán el próximo solsticio desde Luxor Press release
The European Research Council awards one of its prestigious "ERC Consolidator Grants" to IAC researcher Elena Khomenko Press release
CAITLIN CASEY: “Queremos saber cómo se formaron las galaxias más extremas en el universo primitivo” Interview
Gemínidas 2017, la lluvia de Navidad Press release
First light of ESPRESSO: a new generation of hunters for Earth-like planets Press release
El magnetismo de los agujeros negros es sorprendentemente débil Press release
Cuatro senadores visitan el IAC Press release
Emission from the centre of a galaxy has a serpentine shape Press release
Noviembre, mes de la divulgación científica Press release
Las Estrellas Errantes de las Nubes de Magallanes Press release
“Girls who broke a glass ceiling while stargazing” Press release
Why is massive star formation quenched in galaxy centers? Press release
“Eppur si muove”, la danza de la energía oscura y las estrellas simbióticas Press release
Astrofísicos del IAC se suman al XXV Aniversario de la Sociedad Española de Astronomía con charlas de divulgación en Canarias Press release
Clausurada la XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics Press release
MARIA BERGEMANN: “Miniscule changes in physical properties of late-type stars may have radical effects on the emitted radiation spectra” Interview
Un planeta muy “heavy”, increíblemente metálico y denso Press release
JO PULS: “One of the current prime challenges is the evolution of massive binaries” Interview
GIUSEPPE BONO: “High resolution spectroscopy allow us to know the abundance of chemical enrichment of the Milky Way, which are the ingredients of proteins and organic life” Interview
MARK MARLEY: “One great challenge when studying planetary atmospheres is clouds, which both brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets have” Interview
El origen de la barra de la Gran Nube de Magallanes Press release
El Comité Científico Internacional de los Observatorios de Canarias se reúne en La Palma Press release
Hallan el segundo sistema planetario más cercano a la Tierra Press release
La vida de una estrella en un arco iris Press release
The Pleiades and the comet Panstarrs Press release
MATS CARLSSON: “In astrophysics we cannot perform experiments so we just have to extract information from the light the star emits” Interview
Dos galaxias muy brillantes “chocarán” a 13.000 millones de años luz Press release
ARTEMIO HERRERO: “Un fotón puede tardar hasta un millón de años en alcanzar la superficie solar“ Interview
El IAC estrena su Sede Electrónica Press release
Inaugurada una nueva Escuela de Invierno del IAC Press release
Aplicaciones del transporte radiativo a atmósferas estelares y planetarias en la Escuela de Invierno del IAC Press release
El Teatro Circo de Marte despide a la élite de la Astrofísica en rayos gamma Press release
RAMÓN GARCÍA LÓPEZ: “La instalación del CTA en el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos supondrá un gran impacto económico en La Palma” Interview
WERNER HOFFMAN: “Tenemos que investigar en los mejores lugares, como Canarias, para progresar, no solo en Ciencia y en Tecnología, sino como sociedad” Interview
"From La Palma to the sky" Press release
Discovering the Extreme Universe in Santa Cruz de La Palma Press release
Public talk in Garafía about Extreme Universe Press release
“Without transfer there is no innovation and without innovation there is no future” Press release
El consorcio del CTA celebra una reunión científica en La Palma Press release
ANSELMO SOSA: “La apuesta por la transferencia tecnológica requiere adquirir una dinámica colaborativa con el sector empresarial” Interview
The William Herschel Telescope in La Palma measures the size of a stellar-mass black hole jet Press release
Rompiendo el techo de cristal Press release
La brecha de género en Física, a debate Press release
El Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias recibe el Premio Taburiente 2017 Press release
La obra de teatro “El honor perdido de Henrietta Leavitt” se estrena mañana en Tacoronte Press release
Policies of gender equality in Physics, from school to a research career Press release
"¿Quién fue Henrietta Leavitt?" Press release
Telescopes at the Canary Observatories observe the occultation of star by Triton Press release
Discovered a new family of red giant stars with an unusual chemical composition in the Milky Way Press release
EL IAC presenta un proyecto de divulgación multidisciplinar para promover el interés en niñas por las vocaciones científicas y técnicas Press release
The first images associated with a source of gravitational waves Press release
Henrietta Leavitt in Tacoronte too Press release
Miss Leavitt, unveiled at the University of La Laguna Press release
The European Solar Telescope will see its first light in 2027 Press release
Primeros resultados científicos de CARMENES Press release
The material that obscures supermassive black holes, the connection with their host galaxies Press release
The great eras of the evolution of the Universe pass through Fuerteventura Press release
The splendour of the Seven Sisters Press release
YUN WANG: "Dark energy will determine the final destiny of the Universe" Interview
A week of “Black holes” Press release
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
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
Latest advances in adaptive optics for giant telescopes Press release
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
“Ruta de las Estrellas 2017” competition – STARS4ALL for young European students Press release
DAVID SOBRAL: “There is so much to be discovered about the universe that astronomy is certainly an area worth pursuing” Interview
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
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
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
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
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 visited the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
Ignacio Cirac visited the IAC and the Canary Observatories Press release
IGNACIO CIRAC: “We are at the beginning of a second quantum revolution” Interview
Students from La Palma measure the darkness at night over the island Press release