The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the "Red de Infraestructuras de Astronomía (RIA)" are organizing a cycle on ESO VLT and radio instrumentation that will take place at the IAC headquarters (La Laguna, Tenerife) on March 4-6 (Tuesday through Thursday), 2008. The main objective is to provide our young and senior researchers and engineers a true-life view on the current VLT and APEX instrumentation based on the invited speakers' own practical experience. There is also a strong interest in future VLT instrumentation as well as ALMA.

Presentations are available in real time using a streaming service (Flash Player 8 or higher is required).


Arturo Manchado (IAC), Francisco Prada (IAA-CSIC), Jesús Martín-Pintado (DAMIR-CSIC), Ignacio Negueruela (Univ. Alicante), Almudena Prieto (IAC), Jordi Torra (Univ. Barcelona), María Rosa Zapatero Osorio (IAC), and the RIA. Secretary (IAC): Irene Fernández Fuarros, Eva Bejarano, Tanja Karthaus.

The RIA is financed by the "Dirección General de Política Tecnológica del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia" through grant CAC-2007-48.