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  • 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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  • Imagen de stand durante la semana de la ciencia en La Palma

    The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, (IAC) has participated, with a number of activities, in the XV Edition of the Science and Innovation Weeks organized bby the Canary Agency of Research, Innovation, and the Information Society (ACIISI) of the Government of the Canaries, in this way making a contribution to the popularization of science and technology in the society of the islands. The main theme of the event was the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements, because 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table which was proposed by Dimitri Mendeev just 150 years ago.El IAC ha

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  • Nayra Rodríguez, IAC astrophysicist divulger, during the presentation of the course "Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands"

    The V International Summer Course “Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands”, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and designed to train secondary school teachers, has started. For a week 30 teachers from 5 countries will particate in lectures and practical workshops on astronomy, and will gain first hand experience of how work is carried out in the Observatories.

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  • Fotograma de la serie audiovisual IAC Investiga.

    The audiovisual series “The IAC investigates” produced by the IAC within its Unit of Communication and Scientific Culture (UC3) with funding from the Severo Ochoa programme, received the prize for the best scientific audiovisual production in the category of Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+I) in the XXIX edition of the International Bienale of Science Cinema BICC2018 Ronda-Madrid-Mexico.

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  • Caitlin Casey durante su estancia en el IAC. Crédito: Viktor Rivera (IAC).

    Cuando era una niña, Caitlin Casey acudía al planetario de su escuela con mucha frecuencia, fascinada por los objetos celestes que allí podía descubrir. Años después, ya como profesora de Astronomía en la Universidad de Texas, Austin (EEUU), confiesa que su pasión por esta ciencia nació en esa época y hoy disfruta enseñándola e investigando sus temas predilectos: las galaxias más masivas y luminosas del Universo, unos objetos tan extremos y complejos que suponen un reto a la hora de hacer simulaciones cosmológicas. Utilizando observaciones submilimétricas, se propone conocer cómo estas

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