The Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía receives the Medal of Honor of the Foundation Rodríguez-Acosta


On Thursday October 8 held in the hall of the Museum of Gómez-Moreno Institute, the ceremony of the Medal of Honor Foundation Rodríguez-Acosta 2014, an award that has fallen this time on an institution: The Institute Astrophysics of Andalusia (CSIC)

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), headquartered in Granada and belonging to the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), has been awarded the Medal of Honor of the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation for its research and for being a international reference institute.

As reported by the foundation, the jury highlighted the prestige of the work carried out by this institute, whose activities are related to research in the field of astrophysics and the development of instrumentation for telescopes and spacecraft.

The current director of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Jose Manuel Vilchez, will be in charge of collecting the award in a ceremony to be held in the gardens of the Foundation, the month of September, coinciding with the program commemorating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the IAA.

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia was created in 1975 as an agency of the Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).

Among its purposes is to contribute to increased knowledge about the universe, from the most immediate, in the solar system, to a global scale as a whole.

In September, the official ceremony of the Medal of Honor of the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation, which since 1967 grants these awards to personalities, artists or entities that contribute in any field or cultural activity, conservation is planned and enhancing the artistic and landscape values ​​and the exaltation of monumental values.

The Medal of Honor is an award given by the Foundation Rodríguez-Acosta, who in his career as a cultural institution has distinguished personalities and institutions that make up a list headed by SM Queen of Spain and which are present Andres Segovia, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Francisco Ayala, Enrique Morente, Antonio Dominguez Ortiz or Arabist Emilio García Gómez, among others.

The Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation was created in 1941 by bequest of the painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta and is based in Granada, in a carmen built by its founder, between 1916 and 1930, with Torres Bermejas and near the monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife.

Among its objectives are the promotion and dissemination of culture, a task that has developed through its cultural programs of grants for artists training centers and abroad Fine Arts, competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, recitals and publications dedicated to research on studies of Andalusia and Granada.

The Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation has enriched its artistic and documentary collections by donating the Gómez-Moreno family, in 1973, which led to the creation of the Institute of the same name, and with the donation of library work and Granada painter Manuel Maldonado in 1988.


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