The MAGIC Telescopes

News

Gamma-ray Group

Milestone

LST1's and CTA's First ATEL

July 14, 2021

The LST-1 and CTA published their first Astronomer’s Telegram (ATEL) on 13 Jul 2021; 21:03 UT: “Detection of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from BL Lac with the LST-1”

Conference

The Gamma-ray group at ICRC 2021, The Astroparticle Physics conference

July 7, 2021

The Gamma ray group is attending and contributing talks to the ICRC 2021, The Astroparticle Physics conference.

New IFAE Member

New member in the Gamma-ray Group

May 5, 2021

Roger Grau has just joined the Gamma-ray Groups at IFAE as PhD student. Roger got his Physics Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at UAB.

Instrumentation

The Raman LIDAR Pathfinder on CTA-North Site Achieves First Light

April 7, 2021

On the evening of the 25 March, the Barcelona Raman LIDAR Pathfinder installed on the CTA-North site at the ORM achieved first light.

Instrumentation

CLUE container arrives at IFAE for LIDARs R&D

March 3, 2021

Last Thursday the CLUE (Cherenkov Light Ultraviolet Experiment) container arrived at IFAE from the ORM. It now occupies the place where the Barcelona Raman LIDAR was placed. It will become a R&D platform for developing LIDAR for cherenkov astronomy and various other possible applications.

Workshop

HERD 9th international workshop

February 27, 2021

The HERD 9th international WORKSHOP (online) happened between 22-23 February Manel Martínez, Luis Fariña and Javier Rico were attending

Instrumentation Milestone

The Barcelona Raman Lidar installation in the ORM

February 10, 2021

This week Manel Martínez and a team of engineers formed by Otger Ballester, Rafa Garcia, Juan Boix, Pau Llanes are at the ORM installing and verifying the Barcelona Raman LIDAR and doing repair and maintenance work on the azimuth system of the LST1.

New IFAE Member

New member in the Gamma Ray Group

January 27, 2021

Njoh Theodore has joined the Gamma Ray group at IFAE as Postdoc.

Collaboration Meeting

8th MAGIC Stereo Analysis Workshop

January 27, 2021

The event is taking place online. Cosimo Nigro, Jordi Delgado, Merve Colak and Abelardo Moralejo are participating as teachers.