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Update 27 June: King Felipe will inaugurate the telescopes in a ceremony that will start at the observatory at 6pm this evening. The King will be given a guided tour of the telescopes, and the evening will be rounded off with a performance of some Canarian music by the folk group Los Sabandeños. While in the Canaries over the next 24 hours, it is thought that the King, , who has a great interest in all things scientific, might include a trip over to La Palma to include a visit to the Roque de los Muchachos observatory, but that will be in a private capacity, and not part of the official visit.

Original post 23 June: The Instituto de Astrofí­sica de Canarias (IAC) has announced that King Felipe VI will be in Tenerife this Saturday for the official inauguration of two new telescopes which will comprise the Quijote Experiment – the next stage of Big Bang investigations into background microwave radiation – along with another six robotic telescopes at the Teide Observatory.

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