Science News

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
icon Observations of a rare hypernova complete the picture of the death of the most massive stars
icon A giant interstellar bubble being grown in the Andromeda Galaxy
icon A new, potentially inhabitable super-Earth
icon An amateur astronomer discovers a dwarf galaxy
icon Aluminium oxide found in an Ultra Hot Jupiter
icon The only known white dwarf orbited by planetary fragments has been analyzed
icon OTELO reveals a population of "ghost galaxies" in the Universe
icon One of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe is revealed

Telescope News

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.