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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3rd and 4th July, Open Days at the Teide Observatory, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
The King presided over the commemoration ceremony for the 30th anniversary of the Canary Observatories Press release
EWASS 2015, the largest astronomical conference ever held in Spain, and with a major presence of women Press release
The Governing Council underlines the brilliant achievements of the IAC in the last 30 years Press release
AMINA HELMI: Using the Milky Way and nearby galaxies we can learn about the distribution of dark matter in the universe" Interview
Giant galaxies feeding, prizes for young researchers, and the search for extraterrestrial life Press release
A hungry black hole which wakes up every 25 years Press release
ENRIC PALLÉ. “We shouldn`t have any doubts that there is life in some other place in the universe” Interview
MICHELA MAPELLI: "The centre of the Milky Way is one of the most studied, but nevertheless one of the most enigmantic places in the universe" Interview
“SCIENCE FROM SPACE” Press release
Looking for the best sky Press release
<em>Gaia</em>, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets, outstanding topics of the second day of EWASS 2015 Press release
MARÍA ROSA ZAPATERO-OSORIO: “Brown dwarfs can potentially have rocky planets like the Earth in their habitability zones” Interview
CARME JORDI “Gaia has already covered the whole sky” Interview
LICIA VERDE: “We just ended the golden era of the Cosmic Microwave Background observation” Interview
The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2015) inaugurated in Tenerife Press release
The King will inaugurate the QUIJOTE Experiment along with six robotic telescopes at Teide Observatory Press release
INAUGURATION OF EWASS 2015, ON MONDAY Press release
Special lectures in the Museum of Science and the Cosmos to accompany the EWASS 2015 meeting Press release
The SolarLab outreach project ends, leaving a major impact on the educational community in the Canaries after two years of activity Press release
Countdowns for the <em>Solar Orbiter</em> mission and the large EST telescope Press release
Centres of Excellence in Research organize an international meeting between scientists and communicators Press release
PASARELA SOBRE LA VÍA LÁCTEA Press release
INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION "LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE"PHOTO NEWS Press release
“LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE” Press release
Tenerife hosts the II International Conference on "Thermal Models in Planetary Science" Press release
First Light for the new instrument HORS on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) Press release
The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science will bring together more than a thousand professional astronomers in Tenerife Press release
COSMIC FASHIONFASHION SHOW Press release
The Ambassador of France to Spain visited the IACPHOTO NEWS Press release
A SUPER-JUPITER IN VIEW Press release
La Red Española de Supercomputación incorpora cinco nuevos nodos Press release
Research Centres and Universities in the Canaries organize an open debate on Twitter about R+D+I, with the collaboration of ACIISI Press release
The Spanish Association for Scientific Industry is negotiating a cooperation agreement with the IAC Press release
EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canaries Press release
Five Near Earth Asteroids (NEA's) discovered with the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma Press release
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) has initiated negotiations with Spain for the possible siting of its northern hemisphere headquarters on the Island of La Palma Press release
PHOTO NEWS: Tracking the solar eclipse of March 20 Press release
Eclipse de Sol del día 20 de marzo de 2015 Press release
Total eclipse of the sun: 20TH MARCH. GLORIA will transmit images in real time, from the Faroe Islands Press release
The IAC performs a simulation of the formation and evolution of a cluster of galaxies using the supercomputer "Teide-HPC" Press release
FOTONOTICIA: El alcalde de La Laguna visita el IAC Press release
Tenerife contará con un centro puntero en instrumentación científica avanzadaNOTA DE PRENSA EMITIDA POR EL CABILDO DE TENERIFE Press release
An orange beam that helps astronomersPHOTO NEWS Press release
OUR IMPROBABLE UNIVERSE Press release
International Conference on Multi-object Spectroscopy in La Palma Press release
FOTONOTICIA: Representantes del Partido Popular de Canarias visitan el IAC Press release
EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canaries Press release
The US ambassador to Spain visits the IACPHOTO NEWS Press release
JUPITER, a laboratory for studying exoplanets Press release
“Do you dare to measure the velocity of light?” Press release
El IAC firma el acuerdo Marco Estratégico Tenerife Violeta (METV) Press release
First Light of a "Guide Star" Press release
A Stellar Marriage Doomed to End in a Catastrophic Divorce Press release
sigma Orionis, much more than a star Press release
Novedades sobre el cometa Lovejoy Press release
The ACIISI signs a collaboration agreement with the IAC and GRANTECAN with a value of 20 million euros Press release
A different story News report
FOTONOTICIA Press release
The SDSS Project Opens a New Window to the Sky, on the Internet Press release
First EURONEAR NEA discoveries from La Palma using the INT. Research news
Supernovae and their expanding blast waves during the early evolution of Galactic globular clusters Research news
Discovery of a young planetary mass companion to the nearby M dwarf VHS J125601.92-125723.9 Research news
A mysterious microquasar in M81 Research news
Chromospheric polarization in the photospheric solar oxygen infrared triplet. Research news
Height Variation of the vector magnetic field in solar spicules Research news
The double-degenerate, super-Chandrasekhar nucleus of the planetary nebula Henize 2–428. Research news
The stellar initial mass function at 0.9 < z < 1.5. Research news
Resolving an event-horizon-scale structure around the supermassive black hole of a lensed quasar Research news
Astronomy, Architecture and Symbolism: the global project of Sneferu at Dahshur. Research news
Detection of second-generation asymptotic giant branch stars in metal-poor globular clusters Research news
First evidence of the possible detection of diffuse circumstellar bands Research news
Are Tornado-Like Magnetic Structures Able To Support Solar Prominence Plasma? Research news
Orbital and Physical Properties of the sigma Ori Aa, Ab, B Triple System. Research news
Radial variations in the stellar initial mass function of early-type galaxies. Research news
Evidence of the Missing Baryons in the local Universe, around halos of bright galaxies Research news
Jupiter as an Exoplanet: UV to NIR Transmission Spectrum Reveals Hazes, a Na Layer, and Possibly Stratospheric H2O-ice Clouds. Research news
The GALEX/S4G UV-IR color-color diagram: catching Spiral Galaxies away from the Blue Sequence. Research news
Más de 40 empresarios del sector de I+D conocen en Madrid las oportunidades financieras y tecnológicas de la Astrofísica en Canarias Press release
Observers find two stars so close together that they will end up by merging into one very massive star Press release
PHIL GREGORY: “If life on other planets has evolved in the same way as life on Earth, it is more likely that we will find dinosaurs than intelligent life” Interview
JEAN-LUC STARCK: “If you don´t process it beforehand, you will never have an image of the Universe” Interview
ROBERTO TROTTA: “Our understanding of the Universe does not depend on the data, but on our ability to understand them” Interview
DUSTIN LANG: “In astrophysics we pay attention to the small details” Interview
How to make sensible electoral predictions Press release
Puppet Theatre in the Museum: “Do puppets dream of the Universe?” Press release
The GLORIA project allows internauts to use thirteen robotic telescopes distributed on three continents Press release
JOSÉ MIGUEL BERNARDO: “Traditional statistical methods are inefficient for the problems of modern science” Interview
Gamma-ray storm in the black hole Press release
The journal Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special volume of 31 articles about the cosmological results from the Planck satellite. Press release
BRENDON J. BREWER: “Bayesian inference maximizes the possibility of finding the answer to certain question with a minimum of data” Interview
TOM LOREDO: “With Bayesian statistics we can determine the uncertainty of reality” Interview
El IAC ofrecerá a la sociedad canaria actividades divulgativas en el marco de las Semanas de la Ciencia Press release
THE XXVI WINTER SCHOOL OF THE IAC IS INAUGURATED Press release
STATISTICS TO STUDY THE UNIVERSE Press release
“Ghost light” from dead galaxies Press release
The Jesús Serra foundation and the Astrophysics Institute of the Canaries present the scientists in the programme "Visiting Researchers" Press release
The first telescope of the SONG network is inaugurated Press release
“Hertzsprung SONG”: a new telescope at the Teide Observatory Press release
Magnetic fields which rejuvenate stars Press release
Invasion of people with a passion for space optics Press release
Small, but greedy black holes revealed Press release
Abierta la inscripción para el concurso "NameExoWorlds" de la IAU Press release
PHOTONEW Press release
Stephen Hawking visitó hoy la sede central del Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasFOTONOTICIA Press release
El Observatorio del Teide acoge su primer Tweetup Press release
THE "MAGIC" GIFT OF THE NOBEL LAUREATES Press release
Meeting with three Nobel Laureates in the Museum of Science and the Cosmos, organizad by the IAC and the Cabildo of Tenerife Press release
Stephen Hawking encourages the IAC in its serach for gravitational waves from the Big Bang with the QUIJOTE expermient Press release
STARMUS BEGINS Press release
First showing of the high definition audio-visual film "Exploring the Solar System" in the CETA-CIEMAT Planetarium Press release
LIFE IS INEVITABLE News report
Can science solve the mystery of existence? Press release
Carlo Rovelli: "En el Universo podría haber sistemas distintos a nosotros con otra flecha del tiempo, o sin tiempo" Interview
Prestigiosos filósofos y cosmólogos visitan el Observatorio del TeideFOTONOTICIA Press release
Joe Silk: "Me encanta la teoría de la Inflación, pero necesitamos pruebas" Interview
219 million stars: a detailed catalogue of the visible Milky Way with the Isaac Newton Telescope News report
El experimento español QUIJOTE podría medir las huellas de ondas gravitacionales del Big Bang' ya a finales de 2015 News report
El origen del Universo, ¿una cuestión metafísica? Press release
When science and philosophy meet. Press release
Real-time transmission of aurora borealis from Greenland and Iceland, with GLORIA Press release
The Aurora Borealis in real time from Greenland and Iceland, with GLORIA Press release
Episodic Star Formation Press release
SuperMoon from TenerifePHOTONEWS Press release
Blind date with the Perseids Press release
Lyman Page: “The announcement about the detection of primordial B-modes was premature” Interview
Llamaradas estelares: al calor de las fulguraciones News report
The IAC Governing Council approves the 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan for sustaining activities at the centre Press release
Meeting of the Governing Council of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
El programa “la Caixa” – Severo Ochoa beca a cinco estudiantes para cursar un doctorado en el IAC Press release
El IAC recibe el premio “Pioneros.es” Press release
ASTRONOMY 2.0: the IAC iniciates its official pages in the social networks Press release
OBJECTIVE: the best spectroscopic census of the sky Press release
The "Universidad Europea de Canarias" and the "Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias" sign an agreement to cooperate. Press release
20th and 21st June, Open Days at the Teide Observatory, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
The prizes for the competition "Canarians under the same sky"PHOTONEWS Press release
The first samples of the high definition audiovisual production “Exploring the Solar System”, for domes and planetariums, are now available Press release
The winners of the competition “Canarians under the same sky” have been announced Press release
Camelopardálidas: lluvia sí, pero con actividad muy bajaFOTONOTICIA Press release
Camelopardálidas: ¿realmente una nueva lluvia de estrellas? Press release
A brief, (but intense) pulse of magnetism News report
The Director General of the European Southern Observatory visits the IAC Press release
Lunar Eclipse 15 April 2014 from TenerifePHOTONEWS Press release
Lunar Eclipse (15 April 2014)Release Press release
Live coverage of the total eclipse of the Moon (15 April 2014)Release Press release
IAC Researchers explain the “excess” of Rubidium observed in dying stars Press release
15 APRIL, 2014 Total lunar eclipse in real time: GLORIA from Peru Press release
SIR JOHN HOUGHTON VISITS THE IAC Press release
Cómo sobrevivir a una dieta inestableCiencia con el GTC News report
Three Moonwalkers join the Starmus Festival Press release
José Labastida, visits the IACPHOTONEWS Press release
Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes “spy” one of the youngest galaxies in the Universe Press release
STARMUS 2014 - NEW IN TENERIFE AND LA PALMA Press release
The GLORIA Projects introduces Personal Space, a public-domain tool for exploring the Cosmos from a laptop Press release
Spanish researchers discover the first  black hole orbiting a ‘spinning’ star Press release
A candidate massive black hole in the low-metallicity dwarf galaxy pair Mrk 709. Research news
Intracluster Light at the Frontier: A2744. Research news
A Be-type star with a black hole companion. Research news
Deep spectroscopic luminosity function of Abell 85: no evidence for a steep upturn of the faint-end slope. Research news
Black Hole lightning due to Particle acceleration at Subhorizon Scales. Research news
The GAPS Programme with HARPS-N at TNG. III: The retrograde orbit of HAT-P-18b. Research news
The IACOB project: II. On the scatter of O-dwarf spectral type - effective temperature calibrations. Research news
Episodic star formation in a group of LAEs at z= 5.07 Research news
Suppression of cooling by strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars. Research news
Simultaneous optical and near-infrared linear spectropolarimetry of the earthshine. Research news
Stellar mass black holes in ultraluminous X ray sources. Research news
Dissecting the Spitzer color-magnitude diagrams of extreme LMC AGB stars. Research news
The spectroscopic Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of Galactic massive stars. Research news
Circumstellar effects on the Rubidium abundances in massive AGB stars. Research news
Spectroscopic follow-up of L- and T-type proper-motion member candidates in the Pleiades. Research news
On the origin of stars with and without planets. Tc trends and clues to Galactic evolution. Research news
The ratio of pattern speeds in double-barred galaxies. Research news
Happy New Year 2014 from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)Release Press release
Battle of the Titans: Two Black Holes in ActionScience with the GTC Press release
IAC astronomers discover  'The Music of the Galaxies' Press release
Geminids from Teide Observatory Press release
IAC astrophysicists discover a 'relic' galaxy frozen in time Press release
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias joins the Visiting Researchers programme Press release
ISON: Are you still alive? Press release
Winter Schools: Press Room 2013Cosmic Magnetic Fields Press release
ISON: A suicide comet? Press release
Researchers at the IAC have discovered the fast 'fall' of two stars on black holes Press release
Slooh and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) celebrate the ten year anniversary of their collaboration and extend their groundbreaking public/private partnership to 2020 Press release
Magnetic fields in the Universe, the invisible elephant in the room Press release
Direct coverage of the total eclipse of the Sun from KenyaRELEASE Press release
Canary Islands Science Week 2013 Press release
GLORIA retransmitirá, desde Kenia, el eclipse total de SolGLORIA will carry out a direct transmission of the Total Solar Eclipse from Kenya Press release
Exoplanets: discover number 1000 Press release
The Sun reaches the classroom in the Canary Islands Press release
The GTC observes, for the first time, a main belt comet (MBC) splitted into four fragments Press release
Supernovae that play hide-and-seekScience with the GTC Press release
Determining the nature of the closest ever Near Earth Object Press release
A nascent star illuminated by its "neighbours"PHOTONEWS Press release
Real-time transmission of aurorae borealis from GreenlandRELEASE Press release
Auroras boreales en directo desde Groenlandia, con GLORIA Press release
Perseids 2013 Press release
Rafael Rebolo the new Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
Board of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
The first data published to produce the first map of the hidden Milky Way Press release
Tadeo Jones’s adventure on the GTC Press release