This picture was taken in July 2014 by Valentin Grigore during the time of an astronomical camp for children, which he led in Runcu, Dambovita County, Romania. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

In the last episode of this mini-series dedicated to the Isaac Newton Telescope, we have to thank Dr. Ovidiu Vaduvescu, its current manager, who obtained the access for the SARM expedition 2014 to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma, Ovidiu Vaduvescu was born in 1967 in Romania, where he became an astronomer at the Astronomical Institute in Bucharest in the 1990s. Then he realized an impressive astronomical and educational career around the world (Canada, Mexico, France, Hawaii, South Africa, Chile, Spain etc.) In 2006 he founded the European Near-Earth Asteroids Research (EURONEAR) project for discovering and studying...

This is a sequence taken by Valentin Grigore during an observational night at the Isaac Newton Telescope. It is interesting that, soon after the SARM expedition 2014 to La Palma, three astronomers of Romanian origin, Ovidiu Vaduvescu (manager at the INT and leader of the EURONEAR project), Vlad Tudor and Lucian Hudin discovered the first Near-Earth Asteroid in the history of this telescope! Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

Obviously, the Isaac Newton Telescope was named after he who, in the 17th century, founded classical mechanics formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which are available anywhere in the Cosmos. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

After it was moved to La Palma, the Isaac Newton Telescope became also a symbol of entire European astronomy, many other telescopes being constructed after that on that island! So that in 1984, the Royal Family of Spain and a few European heads of states launched here the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory as the most important part of the European Northern Observatory. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login