In 2015 and 2019 an international team (USA, Japan and Europe) carried out two unprecedented suborbital space experiments called CLASP and CLASP2, which were motivated by theoretical investigations
CLASP2.1: a new suborbital space mission for mapping the magnetic field of the solar chromosphere
Studying the universe needs a major effort of scientific research and in the development of astronomical instruments.
Astrophysical research is the main objective of the IAC and corresponds to the Research Area the elaboration and development of Research Projects in the field of Astrophysics and related areas.We aim to strengthen and consolidate the position of the IAC as an international reference centre for research in Astrophysics. On regard of the research activity, it results in an effective increase in scientific production and international impact in recent years.
In order to advance observational astrophysics needs new instruments at the forefront of technology, which offers a constant challenge to produce new development in technology which can often be applied to many other fields of general utility.