Science News

icon The massive star that barely shone upon death
icon The origin of the first structures formed in galaxies like the Milky Way identified
icon Observed for the first time a jet of gas as it emerges from the central star of a planetary nebula
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias discovers the largest cluster of galaxies known in the early universe
icon A mechanism for removing dark matter from galaxies has been found
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxies
icon Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar
icon TESS, Spitzer and the GTC detect a planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time
icon All-clear in space - Cuddling inside a nebula does not have to end in a catastrophe

Telescope News

icon OSIRIS migration to Cassegrain Focus
icon MIRADAS Laboratory First Light
icon MAAT: new "eyes" for the OSIRIS instrument of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC)
icon Decommissioning of CanariCam
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias observes Beethoven's musical universe
icon Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India, Spain for scientific and technical collaborations in astronomy
icon GTC observes C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
icon New focal station received at GTC
icon The number of visitors to GRANTECAN is greater than 10,000 per year and a new surround exhibit is opened
icon 10 years of the GTC: Amazing science with an astonishing telescope
icon 10 years bringing Astrophysics to the school community of La Palma
icon GTC Phase-3: a new tool for user proposal management
icon GRANTECAN opens its doors to its observing nights
icon Call for the next generation of instruments for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
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.

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