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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.
July 23, 2021

EST highlighted in the latest ESCAPE newsletter

The European Solar Telescope is a member of a coordinated effort to prepare ESFRI facilities and other pan-European infrastructures of astronomy, astroparticle, and particle physics for the European Open Science Cloud Initiative (EOSC).
June 24, 2021

The Board of Directors discusses interim legal figure for EST

Draft statutes for the EST European Economic Interest Grouping were presented to the Board of Directors on June 22.
June 11, 2021

European solar telescopes contribute to a global campaign

The Swedish Solar Telescope and GREGOR join seven other facilities in an effort to deliver an unprecedented view of coronal holes.
June 08, 2021

EST location at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory approved

The European Solar Telescope will be located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the area of the Dutch Open Telescope, near the Swedish Solar Telescope.
April 21, 2021

Kick-off meeting for the preliminary design of the EST secondary mirror

The EST Project Office and the Dutch engineering company TNO held a virtual meeting on April 16, 2021.
April 19, 2021

The SOLARNET Public Engagement Training Workshop

Northumbria University & NUSTEM hosted a public engagement workshop for the solar physics community on 12-13 April 2021.
March 17, 2021

Kick-off meeting for the preliminary design of the EST primary mirror assembly

The EST Project Office and SENER Aeroespacial met on Friday March 12, 2021.
February 15, 2021

Kick-off meeting for the preliminary design of the EST structure, pier and enclosure

The EST Project Office and the engineering company IDOM met on February 12, 2021.