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.

  • From Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th October, the first meeting of the large astronomical observatories in Spain will be held in the town of Los Cancajos, La Palma. Most of them are scientific projects belonging to the map of the Singular Scientific-Technical Facilities (ICTS) of Spain, grouped in the field of Astrophysics under the coordination of the Astronomy Infrastructure Network (RIA). In this first edition, the participants are the Centro Astronómico Hispano en Andalucía (CAHA), the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GRANTECAN), the Institute de Radiaoastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM), the

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  • The IAC's Institutional Actions and Transfer Office (OTAI) held the third edition of the technical conference of the Research Results Transfer Offices (OTRIs) in the Canary Islands on La Palma. This meeting brought together fifty management teams and institutional representatives from a dozen public institutions of the archipelago to advance in the consolidation of collaborative work towards a Canary Islands Network of Knowledge Transfer Offices and R&D&I project management. The opening session was moderated by Anselmo Sosa, manager of the OTAI on behalf of the IAC, accompanied by the

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  • Members of the Space Working Group of the Competitiveness and Innovation Council of the European Union (Space Group) held a working meeting in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and visited the Teide Observatory and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on 19 and 20 October respectively. The Space Group is responsible for the development of European space policy and related legislation.The visits are included in the activities within the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and were organised by the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union. A

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  • Stellar ages are key to several fields of astrophysics such as exoplanet research, galactic-archeology, and of course stellar physics. Obtaining the ages of stars is however not straightforward and requires stellar modeling. The most widely used technique only requires stellar colors or temperature and surface gravity, but the uncertainties are quite large. This technique is most efficient for stars belonging to clusters, as they were born from the same molecular cloud and share the same ages. In the last decades, based on the study of stellar acoustic waves, asteroseismology became the most

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  • Poster of the CLASP2.1 Scientific Meeting

    From 18 to 20 October, scientists from the USA, Japan and Europe meet at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) to discuss the results of the third CLASP space experiment to study the magnetic field of the solar chromosphere and the science of future solar missions. Several years ago, an international scientific team began developing a series of novel suborbital space experiments, with the goal of measuring the intensity and polarization of the ultraviolet radiation of the Sun emitted from one of the outer layers of its atmosphere, the chromosphere, very close to the base of the

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  • Instalation MiNiO Qaleraliq

    Between 27th August and 7th September the Shelios 2023 expedition tool a group of researchers and students at the south of Iceland and Greenland, where they set up two experiments to measure the natural darkness of the arctic night, and from where they broadcast the aurora borealis. Among the apparatus they installed is the autonomous MiNiO (Meteo Nano Observatory) controller, developed by the Technological Institute for Renewable Energies (ITER), for the Interreg EELabs project, coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). As well as making people aware of the problems of

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