LST-1 Inauguration: 10 October 2018, La Palma

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The First Telescope on a Cherenkov Telescope Array Site Makes its Debut


Completed LST-1 (credit: Daniel López / IAC)

On Wednesday, 10 October 2018, more than 200 guests from around the world gathered on the northern array site of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) to celebrate the inauguration of the prototype Large-Sized Telescope (LST). The telescope, named LST-1, is intended to become the first of four LSTs on the CTA-North site, which is located on the existing site of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias’ (IAC’s) Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos located in the municipality of Villa de Garafia on the island of La Palma.


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Supporting Materials and Media

  • CTA Flickr Page (Collection of photographs available for download that chronicle each step of the construction.)
  • Director of IAC (Prof. Rafael Rebolo)
  • Managing Director of CTAO (Prof. Federico Ferrini)
  • Director of MPP (Prof. Masahiro Teshima)
  • Director of ICRR, Un Tokío (Prof. Takaaki Kajita)
  • Vice President, Un Tokío (Prof. Masashi Haneda)
  • Consul General de Japón en Canarias (Sr Takeshi Nakajima)
  • Presidente del Cabildo de La Palma (Sr Anselmo Pestana)
  • Consejera de Politica Territorial del Gobierno de Canarias (Sra Barreto Hernandez)
  • Ministro de Ciencia (Sr Pedro Duque Duque)