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February 09, 2024

The University of Graz joins the EST Canarian Foundation

The University of Graz has officially become a member of the EST Foundation for the next two years. With this addition, the entity now comprises 10 European institutions from 8 countries.
January 04, 2024

Applications open for Director and Administrator of the EST Foundation

A selection process to fill the positions of Director and Administrator of the EST-CF has been started, with application deadlines set for 29 February and 31 January 2024, respectively.
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.