Grantecan and Transvulcania, together at the tenth edition

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The presentation of the race is going to take place at the biggest optical telescope in the world

The organization of the Transvulcania continues promoting the theming of this edition, which was called “Space Runners”, in order to show and promote the island of La Palma and its sky, which by the way is one of the best places in the world for observing and studying the cosmos.

On this occasion, after the partnership agreement with the Grantecan, the organization pretends to disseminate the important labour that the scientist of this telescope, located at the Roque de Los Muchachos, do. At this point, it should be remembered that the Grantecan is one of the biggest telescopes in the world. The quality of this telescope is even better regarding the transparency of the sky in La Palma and the existence of a protection law against the light pollution.

This partnership agreement involves some acts with this entity, e.g. hosting the official presentation of the event, which is going to take place from inside the biggest optical telescope of the world. This presentation, which every year attracts great expectation, will be used for announcing the complete list of the runners in each of the four big modalities of the Transvulcania.

Dr. Romano Corradi, the director of the Grantecan, said that “it is going to be a pleasure to collaborate with the organization of the Transvulcania and dedicate the deepest image of the cosmos that has been observed from this telescope, which probably is going to be presented in the coming weeks”.

Ascensión Rodríguez, the sports counsellor of La Palma, mentioned that “the Grantecan is the best place for giving the starting signal of the tenth edition of the Transvulcania, Space Runners. We wanted to promote the great labour of all the scientists at the Grantecan at El Roque de Los Muchachos, which by the way is one of the crucial points in our Ultramarathon and Half Marathon”.

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