Science News

icon Scientists discover the first pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary system
icon Astronomers discover a giant black hole that challenges current models of stellar evolution
icon Free access to the largest catalogue of objects observed by Grantecan
icon Violent flares in the centre of a black hole system
icon A milisecond pulsar beating in unison at optical and X-ray energies
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) obtains the visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
icon A "gold mine" is detected in a collision of two distant stars
icon Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole with GTC
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias is participating in a programme to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids
icon A system of globular clusters in the disc of a galaxy detected for the first time
icon The HiPERCAM camera of the Gran Telescopio Canarias reveals new details about the oldest stars in the Milky Way
icon Heavy metal planet fragment survives destruction from dead star
icon GTC discovers a new Einstein cross
icon Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
icon The Gran Telescopio Canarias will observe binary asteroid Didymos, main target of the ESA Hera space mission

Telescope News

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 EMIR and MEGARA, two instruments giving excellent results on GRANTECAN
icon Canaricam is back at GTC!
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 Canaricam succesful upgrade continues
icon GRANTECAN opens its doors to its observing nights
icon VI meeting on Science with GTC
icon EMIR RAMPS improvement
icon Call for the next generation of instruments for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
icon Formation programme in technology jobs funded by the Cabildo de la Palma
icon GTC First Light 10th Anniversary
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.