The IAC has the infrastructures and the scientific and technical equipment necessary to carry out its technological support activities, both for the own projects of astrophysical instrumentation, as well as for external collaborations in R&D

  • General view of the Instrument Maintenance Workshop with several work benches, cabinets and several machines under repair
    Instrument Maintenance Workshop
    The Instrument Maintenance Workshop performs the maintenance tasks of the telescopes and the astronomical instrumentation of the IAC.
  • General view of the aluminizing plant. Cylindrical machine of 3 m diameter open to allow the placement of a mirror in its interior
    Aluminizing chamber
    The aluminizing plant is used to replace the aluminum layer of the mirrors.