The volcano of La Palma does not stop the candidacy of the Island to host the TMT


The volcano of La Palma does not stop the candidacy of the Island to host the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This has been stated by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, who has sent a message of "tranquility" and has assured that the eruption of the Tajogaite volcano "It has not been a problem" for the Canary Island to continue being a candidate to host the scientific infrastructure at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory.

"The project continues to advance", stated the head of the Science and Innovation portfolio during an Informative Breakfast organized by Europa Press this Monday in Madrid, where she highlighted that the initiative would be a good incentive for the Canary Island after the eruption of the volcano.

The minister recalled that it is a international project, which has the consensus of the scientific community that "a large 30-meter telescope has to be built".

In addition, the minister has said that "the difficult part" remains, determine how each of the countries contributes to its financing, amounting to 2,500 million euros.

"It is a very important figure and we are in that process", declared Morant, while putting on the table the "total support" of the Government to Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and to the scientific community so that said infrastructure is built in Spain.



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