"Most scientific discoveries are like ripe fruit. They fall, and don't need much looking for. The merit is to find the right tree to lean on."

- Guido Münch. In Memoriam - 

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  • Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) at the Teide Observatory. Credit: Miquel Serra Ricart (IAC)
    The comet NEOWISE from the Canaries
  • Los telescopios MAGIC en el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos
    MAGIC telescopes test the quantum structure of space-time
  • Spitzer images of the galaxy M87. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC/Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
    The structure of the famous Jet of material in M87, the brightest galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, revealed
  • Artistic recreation of GJ887 and its planets. Credit: University of Göttingen.
    A system of superearths has been detected around the brightest red dwarf in the sky
  • Artistic impression of AU Mic b. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA).
    A planet in the process of formation found round the nearby young star AU Mic
  • LST-1 en el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (Garafía, La Palma)
    The LST-1 telescope on La Palma detects the Crab Pulsar at very high-energy


  • 20 Jul 20
    24 Jul 20
    International Summer Course: Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands



    The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics. 1.- Astrophysical Research (5 contracts) 2.- Astrophysical Instrumentation (1 contract) Candidates can only

  • Becas Internacionales para Licenciados y/o Graduados

    El Objetivo de este programa es preparar a licenciados y/o graduados recientes, residentes en España, para investigar en Astrofísica y realizar una tesis doctoral en un país que haya suscrito acuerdos