Science News

icon The most distant star ever observed
icon GTC studies the origin of the neutrino detected in the “Ice Cube” in the South Pole
icon IAC astronomers find a star in the Milky Way that should not really exist
icon CanariCam studies the polarization produced by the gas and dust around the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
icon News about Tabby’s star, the most mysterious star of 2017
icon GTC unveils the most metal-poor massive stars known to date
icon The giant halo of Andromeda probed with stellar descendants
icon IAC astronomers find one of the first stars formed in the Milky Way
icon Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy
icon Properties of a Low-mass Lyman alpha Emitter at z = 5.75
icon A 100 kpc ionized nebula in the "Teacup" quasar
icon Solved the mystery of the distribution of oxygen in outer areas of the Milky Way
icon Discovered one of the brightest galaxies known
icon Hidden Black Holes Revealed?
icon Revealed the morphology of a galaxy hidden by its bright nucleus
icon SN2015bh: the end of a star or an "impostor" supernova?
icon New data about two distant asteroids give a clue to the possible Planet Nine

Telescope News

icon The Transvulcania Naviera Armas curtains at the galactic Grantecan
icon Grantecan dedicates an image to the Transvulcania 2018
icon Call for the next generation of instruments for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
icon Call for applications opens for the ERASMUS+ project
icon Formation programme in technology jobs funded by the Cabildo de la Palma
icon NEFER: a new module for the GTC (IAC/UNAM)
icon First light for MEGARA on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS
icon GTC First Light 10th Anniversary
icon Final result of "a robot for Grantecan" contest
icon Agreement between the GTC and the National Astronomical Observatories of China

The Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), is a 10.4m telescope with a segmented primary mirror. It is located in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM, La Palma, Canary Islands). The GTC is a Spanish initiative led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). The project is actively supported by the Spanish Government and the Local Government from the Canary Islands through the European Funds for Regional Development (FEDER) provided by the European Union. The project also includes the participation of Mexico (Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) and Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), and the US University of Florida.