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​Cosmology in La Palma in the Canary Islands

Cosmology in La Palma in the Canary Islands

The Government of the Canary Islands is promoting urgent action to recover the documents and historical artefact collection of the Cosmological Society of Santa Cruz de La Palma. It seems that this Society holds an extensive and varied collection of books and materials that is important for the heritage of the Canary Islands, and dates from its founding date in the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century.

Some might ask – What is cosmology and why is it important in La Palma and the Canary Islands? The definition of cosmology is that it is a form of astronomy that involves the origin and evolution of the universe from its first big bang to the future of the universe. NASA describes this as a scientific study of large scale properties of the universe as a whole, and clearly the island of La Palma has been a focus of this research for hundreds of years.

The Directorate of General and Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports has been working on action to recover archives and documents in La Palma and other Canary Islands, as well as other scattered documents beyond these islands. This investigation is being carried out in collaboration with other Canarian entities interested in this field of knowledge, and especially with those with an outstanding historical and cultural background.

Therefore, this initiative intends to establish a general framework and methodology that will create initiatives of mutual interest to achieve protection, recovery, conservation, enhancement, research, dissemination and promotion of this valuable documentary collection established for so long on the island of La Palma, so that future generations will be able to access these documents and artefacts.

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