Company profile

About the telescope

GTC New Instruments. Announcement of Opportunity


GRANTECAN announces a Call for Proposals of new two new instruments: two medium-resolution multi-object spectrographs, one in the visible and another in the near IR

Deadline: Proposals are due not later than May 30th, 2010.
This deadline is changed to Monday 31 May 2010 at 5pm local time in the Canary Islands. Proposals can be electronically delivered before this deadline by e-mail to the Director of GRANTECAN ( The delivery date and time is considered when it is downloaded by GRANTECAN if posted in an ftp site. If the proposal is electronically delivered, hardcopies have to be arrived to GRANTECAN not later than the next Friday (June 4th).
Hardcopies o the proposals have to be sent to the address:

Vía Láctea s/n (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
38205 La Laguna
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canary Islands, SPAIN

No proposal will be accepted after the deadline.

This announcement can be found here: Announcement of Opportunity

The contact person in GRANTECAN for this request for proposals is René Rutten.

Questions from the Bidders shall be addressed to GRANTECAN by e-mail to the following address: gtc [at] . Subject shall be identified with “Announcement of Opportunity”.

icon Award

The GTC Steering Committee has selected on September, 2010 two of the received proposals:
- MEGARA, presented by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- MIRADAS, presented by the University of Florida

The development of these two new GTC instruments will be cofinanced with ERDF funds (fondos FEDER. Canarias, objetivo de progreso) under agreements with the ACIISI (Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información)of the Government of Canary Islands

El desarrollo de estos dos instrumentos será cofinanciado con fondos FEDER (Canarias, objetivo de progreso) bajo acuerdos con la Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información) del Gobierno de Canarias


Last modified: 22 March 2016