The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is a Spanish research centre, formed by the Instituto de Astrofísica (the main headquarters) in Tenerife, the Centro de Astrofísica de La Palma, the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory and Teide Observatory. The IAC not only operates the finest observatories with the largest set of European telescopes in the northern hemisphere, where more than 60 institutions from all over the world collaborate, but it is also a centre that carries out excellent research. Moreover, it is leading major technical projects, such as the Spanish 10m class GTC telescope, which has seen its "First Light" earlier this summer.

Together with its research and technological development, the IAC has never overlooked cultural outreach and the Director’s Support Team is responsible for these activities. During this talk, I shall present a summary of our more recent activities, especially those involving the new technologies that are used for communicating astronomy by audio and video over the Internet.

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Scientific outreach from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.

Alfred González   Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is a Spanish research centre, formed by the Instituto de Astrofísica (the main headquarters) in Tenerife, the Centro de Astrofísica de La Palma, the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory and Teide Observatory. The IAC not only operates the finest observatories with the largest set of European telescopes in the northern hemisphere, where more than 60 institutions from all over the world collaborate, but it is also a centre that carries out excellent research. Moreover, it is leading major technical projects, such as the Spanish 10m class GTC telescope, which has seen its "First Light" earlier this summer.

Together with its research and technological development, the IAC has never overlooked cultural outreach and the Director’s Support Team is responsible for these activities. During this talk, I shall present a summary of our more recent activities, especially those involving the new technologies that are used for communicating astronomy by audio and video over the Internet.

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