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.

  • Poster of the activity "Habla con ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía"
    Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy

    What is it? It is an IAC initiative that aims to make visible the work of women in Astronomy-Astrophysics, while offering girls inspiring models to promote their scientific and technological vocations. It consists of videoconferences with educational centres by women astrophysicists and engineers who work at the IAC and at other institutions

    Rodríguez Eugenio
  • 100 Square Moons images + astrograph
    100 Square Moons

    "100 square moons" of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an educational exhibition originated within the framework of the project "NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive" which celebrated 200 years since the first photographic images. With this project, Astronomy pays homage to Photography for its major role in enhancing and

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • Logo de PETeR

    The Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes (PETeR) is an online laboratory that aims to engage Spanish students in science and technology and to foster the acquisition of STEM skills through their active participation in real scientific research using robotic telescopes. Through the project's website, the educational community has access to

    Rodríguez Eugenio
  • Earth nigth

    EELabs ( is a project financed by the INTERREG V-A MAC 2014-2020 Programme, co-financed by the FEDER (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union, under contract number MAC2/4.6d/238. Five centres in Macaronesia work in EELabs (IAC, ITER, UPGC, SPEA-Azores, SPEA-Madeira).

    Serra Ricart

    The aim of this project is the development of graphical sequences for 360 degree/hemispheric FULLDOME digital projectors recorded at the Canary Islands Observatories (Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma and Teide Observatory in Tenerife). The IAC authorizes use of this material for non-commercial outreach purposes. Videos now available

    Alfredo Rafael Rosenberg González