News

This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

  • Perseidas desde el Observatorio del Teide

    Through collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) within the framework of the projects Interreg EELabs and LIFE Natura@night, on the night of the 12t to 13th of August, the sky-live.tv channel will broadcast the maximum activity of the Perseid meteor shower from Madeira and from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma). Some 10% of the continental surface of the Earth is affected by light pollution, but if we take into account the SkyGlow produced by the effect of artificial lighting on

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  • DRAGO Proyecto Educativo

    The project "DRAGO: Canary Islands Educational Centres from Space" ended its 1st edition on Monday 27th June with a visit to the Teide Observatory for the winners and finalists, where they were also presented with the corresponding prizes. In this way, students and teachers from 5 schools in the Canary Islands were brought together in this first edition. DRAGO is an innovative educational project created by the space division of IACTEC, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, together with the Regional Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Canary Islands

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  • Telescopio espacial James Webb

    On Friday July 15th at 19.00 h, in the hall of the Museum of Science and the Cosmos (MCC) of Tenerife, there will be a presentation of the first set of full colour images obtained with the largest and most complex observatory ever flown in space, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The James Webb Space Telescope is a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). It was launched into space on 25th December 2021 and since then has moved to its position at a “Lagrane Pint” one and half million kilometres from the Earth. Now, after some

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  • Visit of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Science

    On June 28th and 29th, the Undersecretary of Science and Innovation, Carlos Marco Estellés, and his Chief of Technical Cabinet, Tomás Fraile Santos, visited the two Observatories of the Canary Islands, in Tenerife and La Palma. First, they went to the Teide Observatory, where they visited the facilities of the Optical Ground Station (OGS), IAC80, QUIJOTE and some of the robotic telescopes. They also made a solar observation, accompanied by the Director of the IAC, Rafael Rebolo López, the Manager of the OTAI, Anselmo Sosa Méndez, and the Head of the Scientific Communication and Culture Unit

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  • AEACI 2022

    The eighth edition of the international summer school for teachers "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" will take place from 24 to 29 July in Tenerife and will focus on the relationship between Astronomy and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), together with other scientific and educational institutions, organises the eighth edition of the international school for teachers "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" (AEACI) which this year will be dedicated to "Astronomy for Sustainable Development" on the occasion of

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  • Visit of the "Amigos del IAC" at the OT

    El sábado 4 de junio tuvo lugar la primera visita organizada por este programa, que tiene como objetivo fomentar la participación de la ciudadanía en la actividad del Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), dando a conocer su investigación y desarrollo tecnológico. 25 miembros del programa "Amigos del IAC" fueron seleccionados del total de inscritos en la actividad para visitar las instalaciones del Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife) de la mano del equipo que gestiona el programa "Amigos del IAC". Durante su visita, accedieron al interior de varias instalaciones astronómicas y

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