Visits to Tajogaite volcano, in Cumbre Nueva (La Palma). The Tajogaite volcano, the new volcano on the island of La Palma, is open to restricted visits and only with guided accompaniment. This offers the possibility to get approximately 1 km closer to the cone and to see the effect of the eruption, the volcanic cone, the lava flows and how the surrounding vegetation is recovering. In addition, the guides during the visit to the Tajogaite volcano offer detailed information to help you understand the volcanism of the Canary Islands in a simple way. Reservations for visits (in English from 1st October): visits to the volcano. Foto del Volcán Cumbre Vieja, erupción 2021. To access the volcano you have to walk 2.5 km (5 km total) with 4 explanatory stops. The experience is unique and memorable. There is no similar experience in the whole country. It is an experience not to be missed.... Volcán Tajogaite. The Tajogaite volcano, originally called Cumbre Vieja, is a volcano located in the municipality of El Paso on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands. It originated in the eruption that started on 19 Sept 2021, after an initial phase of 25 000 small earthquakes that hit the island for eight days. It stopped on 13 December of the same year, after 85 days of activity, being the longest historical eruption recorded on La Palma and the third longest in the Canary archipelago, and the most recent volcano in the Spanish terrestrial geography. The volcano has a height of 1120 m above sea level, but the main cone is approximately 200 m high. Apart from this main mouth, the Tajogaite volcano complex has 6 aligned craters. The main crater has a major axis of 172 metres and a minor axis of 106
Visits to Tajogaite volcano, in Cumbre Nueva (La Palma). The Tajogaite volcano, the new volcano on the island of La Palma, is open to restricted visits and only with guided accompaniment. This offers the possibility
This fantastic video shows the Observatory of La Palma at night. The beauty of it is breathtaking. We hope you enjoyed it as we have! The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory on La Palma island is a prestigious research centre with one of the most advanced professional telescope arrays in the world. Here is a video with spectacular images of the night sky over La Palma and of the sky at the Observatorio de La Palma at night (see note below*). In the video you can see the William Herschel Telescope, the Gran Telescopio de Canarias and other smaller telescopes. The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory offers daytime visits to its facilities (Reservations: here) but night time visits are possible during working hours. However, do not dispair as La Palma is a Dark Sky Reserve (an Starlight Reserve) and stargazing is possible on the whole island. Here is a list and map of the astronomy viewpoints and astronomical sites of interest if you wish to stargaze. But if you need a little bit more: explanations, use of telescopes and a guided tour of the sky, you may consider joining one of our astronomy tours. More information about the Observatory on its official website: iac.es/orm Video by Vikas Chandler. Observatory Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma) at night.
This fantastic video shows the Observatory of La Palma at night. The beauty of it is breathtaking. We hope you enjoyed it as we have! The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory on La Palma
Here is the video of the virtual visit to the Gran Telescopio de Canarias at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands). This is the largest telescope on Earth situated at the mountain top of the island. The virtual visit has been recorded on the occasion of the AstroFest La Palma 2020 as part of the Astrotourism, Astronomy and Tourism Webinars organised by the Island Council of La Palma. If you cannot come to La Palma to see the telescope in sittu or, while the visits to the Observatory are suspended due to the covid19, you can make the visit virtually in the video (language: Spanish). The video explains what the telescope does, how it works and what the real post-covid visits will be like. More about Science at the Gran Telescopio de Canarias can be found on the official website: http://www.gtc.iac.es/ Visits to the Observatory at Roque de Los Muchachos will resume in 2021. Information & bookings here. More information about the Observatory on the official website of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). Video LaPalmaStars.com Team visiting The Gran Telescopio de Canarias Visit to the Gran Telescopio de Canarias, Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma
Here is the video of the virtual visit to the Gran Telescopio de Canarias at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands). This is the largest telescope on Earth situated at the
The William Herschel Telescope (WHT) is the second largest telescope of Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma. With a primary mirror of 4.2 m in diameter it is also the second largest telescope in Europe only after the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (primary mirror 10.4 m). At present this telescope is of modest size, nevertheless remains one of the most productive in scientific publications of the world. It has a f2.8 focal ratio and is Cassegrain-Nasmyth type. The William Herschel telescope can be visited at concerted visits. To book a visit to the Observatory: Visits. History The UK's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) began planning the telescope in 1974 with a final budget of 10 million pounds. In 1981, 20% of the SERC negotiated a 20% stake with Holland, so the telescope belongs to the United Kingdom and the rest to the Netherlands. The first light of the telescope was on June 1, 1981 using the instrument TAURUS-2. Results The most outstanding results extracted with data obtained in this telescope are: * The discovery of the first evidence of a supermassive black hole (Sgr A*) in the center of the Milky Way. * The first optical observation of a gamma ray burst Curiosities * The telescope takes the name of the astronomer William Herschel (Germany 1738 - England 1822), a musician without scientific formation who began his interest in the astronomy to the 35 years of age. This astronomer discovered the planet Uranus with a 1.2m reflecting telescope that built the same along with his sister since he could not afford to buy a refractor telescope of similar size to the use at the time. Herschel was also a pioneer in the design of the azimuth
The William Herschel Telescope (WHT) is the second largest telescope of Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma. With a primary mirror of 4.2 m in diameter it is also the second largest telescope in
The Gran Telescopio de Canarias on the island of La Palma is currently the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world and one of the most advanced. The primary mirror consists of 36 hexagonal segments of 1.90 m vertices, 8 cm thick, and 470 kg, which act together as a single mirror. The GTC collecting surface is equivalent to that of a telescope with a mirror diameter of 10.4 m. The focal length is 169.9 m and therefore the maximum field of view is 20 arcmin in diameter (about the size of the full Moon). History After years in the drawing boards of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, in 1994 GRANTECAN SA when it was founded, with the aim of designing and building the world's largest telescope: the Gran Telescopio Canarias. Subsequently, agreements were signed with the Government of Mexico, for two of their universities to participate in the project and also joined as a partner the United States, through the University of Florida. The telescope cost no less than 130 million euros and has an annual budget of nearly 9 million Euros. The construction of the telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos on the island of La Palma, began in 2000 and the start of the science phase began operating in March 2009. The telescope time is shared by Spanish scientists (90%), Mexico (5%) and the U.S. (5%), the same percentage who contributed to the initial project. Curiosities We can compare the power of sight of the telescope to four million human eyes. It could distinguish the headlights of a car at about 20,000 miles away. The metal structure of the dome is assembled with screws 16,000 and 43,000 metal nuts. The mirrors are cleaned with powdered snow made of carbon dioxide. There are
The Gran Telescopio de Canarias on the island of La Palma is currently the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world and one of the most advanced. The primary mirror consists of 36 hexagonal segments of
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