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September 19, 2023

First meeting of the EST Canarian Foundation's Board of Trustees

Following the creation of the EST Canarian Foundation on July 25, 2023 with the signature of 9 research institutions from 7 European countries, the first meeting of the Foundation's Board of Trustees took place online on September 19.
July 18, 2023

Nine European research institutions create the European Solar Telescope Foundation

9 institutions from 7 European countries signed the deed of the foundation that grants legal character to the project consortium and paves the way for the construction of the European Solar Telescope.
October 06, 2022

The European Solar Telescope, present at the Big Science Business Forum 2022

The European Solar Telescope was present as an Affiliated Big Science Organisation (ABSO) at the Big Science Business Forum (BSBF) 2022 held in Granada (Spain) from October 3-6, 2022.
August 04, 2022

Preliminary design presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022

The event took place in Montreal (Canada) on July 17-22. The program included 24 contributions related to the EST and SOLARNET projects.
May 06, 2022

The EST documentary at the Slovak Academy of Sciences

The premiere of the EST documentary in Slovakia will take place at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava on May 10.
May 06, 2022

Official presentation of the European Solar Telescope project in Madrid

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) hosted an event to present the project to representatives of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the astronomical community, and industry. The EST documentary “Reaching for the Sun” was also premiered during the event.
April 25, 2022

The Spanish National Research Council hosts the Spanish presentation of EST in Madrid

The event will take place on May 3 and will be attended by authorities from the Ministry of Science and Innovation and representatives of the Spanish astronomical community and industry. It will include the premiere of the scientific documentary "Reaching for the Sun".
April 20, 2022

The winners of the EST school competition visit Teide Observatory

The students, from Italy and Slovakia, attended a ceremony award at Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos of Tenerife, and enjoyed a guided tour of the EST Project Office headquarters and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in La Laguna.
October 04, 2021

EST La Palma support statement

We would like to express our deep solidarity with those affected by the volcano on La Palma, the future home of the European Solar Telescope.
September 22, 2021

European Researchers' Night 2021: EST is back on the streets

The European Researchers' Night 2021 is taking place on Friday, September 24. After the online edition in 2020 due to COVID-19, EST scientists and engineers will engage in public activities across the continent.