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Portugal EST Day


June, 25th 2020


Image credit: EST

The Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra will host the first Portuguese presentation event on the EST - European Solar Telescope, in a collaboration with the EST Team.

EST will be the largest European telescope dedicated to the study of the Sun. The Sun’s influence, which extends beyond the outskirts of the solar system, affects the climate on planets and the interplanetary space, with consequences for satellites and technological infrastructures. Considering the relevance of the Sun in both our daily life and for the comprehension of different astrophysical phenomena, the solar astrophysics European community decided to develop the EST project.

Portugal EST Day will be focused on the opportunities this project brings to the industrial and scientific communities in Portugal.


09:00 Opening
09:15 Introduction of the EST project
 Manuel Collados (EST Coordinator / Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC)
 Carlos Quintero (EST Support Scientist/ Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC)
09:40 Project EST: Technical details about the upcoming tenders
 Miguel Núñez (EST Systems Engineer/ Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC)
10:15 Questions
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 B2B meetings of Portuguese companies with the EST Project Office Team

The meeting is free of charge, but registration is required at:


Teresa Barata:

Nuno Peixinho:





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The Preparatory Phase of EST has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 programme under the grant agreement No.739500