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.

  • Example of the book “In a certain place in the Universe….” Published by the IAC. Photo: Inés Bonet

    This publication from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) contains the literary and graphic contributions of important figures in current literatura in Spanish, who were invited to discover the Canary sky within the project “In a certain place in the Universe….”. As a result of this experience, and inspired by the Universe the authors have produced the texts in this volume, which is a limited edition by the IAC, who has donated it for publicity and sales to the Association of Family members and Carers of those suffering from Alzheimer and other mental afflictions, of Tenerife

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  • Visigoth Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal

    Known as the only building from the Visigoth era in the southern half of the Spanish península which is still conserved, this church, from the Municipality of Alcuéscar in the province of Cáceres, is the scene which has been chosen to welcome Autumn by the sky-live.tv channel.

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  • Disco dorado Voayager

    La II edición de este proyecto de divulgación científica mostrará la belleza y riqueza del patrimonio cultural del concejo de Allande (Asturias) a través de la Astronomía, del 20 al 22 de agosto. Tras el éxito de la primera edición, el equipo multidisciplinar de “Allande Stars” volverá a subirse a su furgoneta de estrellas los días 20, 21 y 22 de agosto de 2021 para llevar la Ciencia a la zona rural. Con la misma pasión e ilusión que el año anterior, sus colaboradores recorrerán el concejo de Allande impartiendo talleres diurnos y nocturnos relacionados con la Astronomía y la Astrofísica

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  • AEACI 2021 tutors and collaborators

    Under the title "Our home in the cosmic ocean", the seventh edition of the international summer course "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" has had 136 participants from 30 countries who have been trained in the latest discoveries about the Solar System and in the techniques and tools they can use to investigate it with their students. Several of the lectures from the course, given by researchers and science communicators, have just been published on the IAC's YouTube channel. For the seventh consecutive year, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and NUCLIO, in

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  • Perseids on MAGIC telescope

    For yet another year the sky-live.tv channel will be broadcasting the maximum of the Perseids from the Canary Observatories, with the collaboration of the Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs) project, coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Innovation Service of the Cabildo Insular of La Palma. This will be during the night of 12th to 13th August, when the best estimates for the activity of the meteors is a rate of 100 per hour. Even though the first records of the Perseids date from 36 A.D., it was not until 1835 that the Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet

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  • Poster of the Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2021 course

    "Our home in the cosmic ocean" is the title chosen for the new edition of the International Summer Course for teachers organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) together with other educational institutions, which will take place from July 26 to 30 in virtual format. After the success of the last edition, held entirely online and in which some 200 teachers from more than 40 countries participated, the International Summer Course Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands repeats the format, with the aim of contributing to curb the pandemic of COVID-19 and reach more

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