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.

  • Fases del eclipse total de Luna en julio de 2018

    Three years after the previous broadcast of a lunar eclipse, in the early morning of Sunday 15th to Monday 16th of May the Sky-live.tv channel will give live coverage of this awaited astronomical event from the Canary Observatories. On Monday 16th May, starting at 02:27 UT the Moon will again enter the shadow of the Earth, and will take on the coppery glow which is so characteristic of lunar eclipses. This event will be visible from the Canaries starting at 03:27 a.m. local Canary time, and in the Peninsula, where dawn will arrive with the Moon eclipsed, from 04:27h. From that time, the moon

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  • The students from Barlovento, with Gloria Andreuzzi, the first to come back to the Observatory

    After a break of two years due to the pandemic, the students of the 4th ESO class in La Palma will again be able to get to know about the astrophysics research carried out at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, in company with volunteer astronomers from the various telescopes. After ten seasons of the educational programme “Our Students and the Roque de los Muchachos” this school course is starting up again live, during this school year, with a new format which for the first time includes a visit to the Visitor Centre of the Roque de los Muchachos, thanks to the collaboration of the

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  • Iglesia Camino de Santiago

    A study led by the researcher of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Maitane Urrutia-Aparicio has shown the relevance of sunrise on Easter Sunday, one of the most important Christian festivities, in the orientation of Romanesque churches on the Camino de Santiago. This work exposes the close relationship between the sky and the orientation of the constructions of the Jacobean Route. It also shows that medieval societies already included temporal symbolism in the construction of their temples. The latest research results have been published in the journal Sustainability. "The main

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  • telescopios MAGIC

    Scientists from the MAGIC collaboration, using a system of two 17m diameter imaging air Cherenkov telescopes located on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, have detected very high energy gamma-rays from a recurrent nova in the Milky Way. This event is the first one that has been detected at such energies and may provide new insight into this class of eruptions, and the potential role they play for producing the mysterious highly energetic cosmic rays that permeate the Milky Way. The researchers present the results of their observations and insights they gained into this type of stellar

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  • It can be visited in the Museum of Science and the Cosmos until 22nd May. Next Wednesday, April 6th, there will be an inauguration ceremony with the women researchers at the IAC Elena Khomenko and Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres, with a talk and a concert by Paula Espinoza, a student of Astrophysics and finalist in the televisión programme “La Voz”. In addition Paula is the author of the sound track of the exhibition. “AstronomAs” is an exhibition in two formats, physical and digita, whose aim is to show the role of women in astronomy, and to stimulate scientific and technological vocations. It

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  • Plan de Acción Social 2022

    El Plan de Acción Social 2022 ya está publicado, puedes consultarlo aquí. El plazo para la presentación de solicitudes está abierto hasta el 31.03.2022, puedes acceder al formulario aquí. Les recordamos que debe presentarse un único formulario de solicitud para la totalidad de las ayudas solicitadas y deben presentarse por correo electrónico y junto con la documentación necesaria escaneada (en un único fichero PDF) a accionsocial2022 [at] iac.es. El archivo PDF donde se adjunte la documentación y la solicitud no deberá exceder los 4MB de tamaño, y deberá nombrarse con el número del DNI/NIF

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