Projects and activities

Continuously, the IAC launches projects and outreach activities aimed at the educational community and / or the general public to stimulate social interest in the stars, with a gender perspective and integrating disability as much as possible. Among them:

  • Courses, conferences and workshops.
  • Projects with robotic telescopes.
  • Coordination and design of exhibitions.
  • Campaigns for monitoring and public observation of astronomical events.
  • Presence in fairs and weeks of Science and Innovation.
  • Contests.
  • Special events for certain groups (mass media ...)
  • Transversal projects, which combine astronomy with other disciplines and subjects.

  • Cover "El Cielo" project
    El Cielo

    The Government of the Canary Islands is immersed in the execution of the Septenio programme, launched last year. In 2009, it joined the initiative of the International Astronomical Union, which declared it the International Year of Astronomy, and which the Canary Islands adopt by celebrating the Year of Heaven within the framework of the Septenium

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  • Cover of the exhibition "Cosmovisions"
    Cosmovisiones

    (Only in Spanish) Observar el Cosmos, estudiarlo, cuestionar su origen y sus límites son aspectos fundamentales tratados por las ciencias, las artes y, en general, por la historia del pensamiento humano. Las estrellas han poseído siempre un gran hechizo para el hombre que a través de ellas ha tratado de entender los misterios del Universo. Desde el

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  • Nebulosa Trífida
    Sorpresas del Cosmos

    The exhibition "Sorpresas del Cosmos" is the result of a collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the Instituto Cervantes. Its objective is to make known abroad the astrophysical research work being carried out in Spain.

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  • ¡Mira qué Luna!
    ¡Mira qué Luna!

    (Only in Spanish) Cuatrocientos años después de Galileo Cuarenta años después del primer alunizaje Exposición 28 de Noviembre - 5 de Diciembre 2009 Palacio de Salazar, Santa Cruz de La Palma Lun-Vie: 10:00-20:00, Sáb: 10:00-13:00 entrada libre Programa de actividades 28 de Noviembre - 12.00 horas, Palacio de Salazar: Inauguración, concierto con

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  • Teleastronomy
    Teleastronomy

    Consists in direct transmission of astronomers at work on the IAC80 Telescope of the Observatorio del Teide (OT) to the I.E.S. seminar room or to museums. Transmission last for about one-and-a-half hours and commence half an hour after sunset at the OT. During the transmission, astronomers describe their activities and answer questions from the

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • The Director of the IAC, Rafael Rebolo, the President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, the director of the ACIISI, Juan Ruiz Alzola, and the Director General of Culture of the Canarian Government, Xerach Gutiérrez Ortega, with the Curators of the "Lights of the Universe" Exhibition, together with members of the public in the module "Scientific Highlights of the IAC". Credits; Daniel López /IAC
    Luces del Universo” (30º Aniversario) en Tenerife

    PHOTO NEWS INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION "LIGHTS OF THE UNIVERSE" Jun. 8, 2015 The IAC celebrates 30 years of the Canarian Observatories The Director of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canaries, Rafael Rebolo, inaugurated, last Friday, June 5th, in the presence of the President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, of the Director of the

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