Tag: canaria

  • Great Canary Telescope

    written by sinvertigo on 2010-12-10 #places
    Great Canary Telescope

    Back in 2000 with the coming of the millennium, work began on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. It was for the largest optical telescope in the world called the Gran Tecan. This project was sponsored by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and the Spanish Government which took more than seven years to be completed - and two more years to become 100 percent operational.