VI Spanish Meeting of Solar and Heliospheric Physics

From today until Thursday 22 June, 45 Spanish specialists in the study of the Sun, among whom are IAC researcher staff, meet at the University of Extremadura to discuss the role of this Community in the international sphere, especially from the point of view of research infrastructures, as well as the strategic position of the Canarian Observatories for the installation of large solar telescopes. 

Start date: 20 June, 2017
End date: 22 June, 2017
Location: Centro Universitario de Mérida, Universidad de Extremadura, Mérida (Badajoz)
Organizer: Sección de Física Solar y Heliosférica del Grupo de investigación “AIRE” de la Universidad de Extremadura

The meeting aims to maintain the cohesion and collaboration of Spanish groups working on this field in the face of the implementation of different initiatives. Among them is the EST (European Solar Telescope) project, coordinated by the IAC under the direction of the researcher of this center, Manuel Collados. EST will be the largest telescope of its kind in Europe with 4 m in diameter and destined to the Observatories of the Canary Islands.  

The advances in EDP (Energetic Particle Detector) and PHI (Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager) instruments, led and co-led by Spanish researchers, respectively, and in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter mission, which also has Spanish participation, will be discussed. As well as the most relevant scientific advances in this area. 

Fifth edition of the conference AO4ELT

Next Sunday, June 25, begins the V edition of the conference on “Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes” (AO4ELT5), organized by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC). The conference will be an international meeting point for nearly 300 specialists in this technique, whose development and implementation will be one of the biggest challenges in building giant telescopes.

Start date: 25 June, 2017
End date: 30 June, 2017
Location: Hotel Botánico, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)
Organizer: IAC

It will consist of 11 thematic blocks, three poster sessions and a special session dedicated to gender equality policies in the Adaptive Optics scientific community. Its participants will have the opportunity to visit the Teide Observatory (Izaña, Tenerife) on Wednesday, June 28, as well as the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma) on Saturday, July 1.

In addition, the IAC will be hosting the 12th Annual Workshop on Laser Technology and Systems for Astronomical Adaptive Optics, a two-day workshop that will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of June, 2017, in the IAC headquarters at La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. 

IX edition of the 'Our Science Day'

The Director General of Research, Development and Innovation Policy of the Secretary of State for R&D&i of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Clara Eugenia García, together with the IAC Director, Rafael Rebolo will inaugurate the IX edition of 'Our Science Day'. 


Day /Time: 26 May, 2017, 9:00h
Location: Orfeón de La Paz de La Laguna.
Organizer: IAC


The event consists of a series of brief presentations in which the scientific staff, postdocs and students of the IAC share their latest research results. 

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