A new golden age in Spanish Astronomy: the GTC

Spanish Astronomy  has experienced a great development during the last 20-30 years, which can be, in part, associated to the available technological resources.  Extragalactic astronomy  started in Spain due to the agreement  for the development of the Observatory of the Roque de los Muchachos, with the installation of the INT 2.5m and WHT 4.2m telescopes and their associated instrumentation.  Of course the CAHA telescopes played also an important role. This was the beginning of a generation of extragalactic astronomers.  Now new opportunities arise to a young generation of  astronomers due to  the  GTC. I will review in my talk the GTC´s available and planned instrumentation, and the new opportunities  that it can offer to my own research project, nuclear activity in galaxies.

28/03/2012 - 14:00
Josefa Masegosa