"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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  • Artist impression of WASP-189 and its planet. Credit: ESA.
    The CHEOPS mission measures the properties of one of the hottest and most extreme extrasolar planets
  • Left and centre: Image of the region of the sky containing BOSS-EUVLG1, which stands out due to its blue colour. Credit: DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys. Right: Artist`s drawing of the burst of star formation in BOSS-EUVLG1, which contains a large number of young massive stars, and hardly any dust. Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC).
    Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar
  • Photogram from an animation which shows the ultrahot Neptune orbiting its star Credit: Ricardo Ramirez, University of Chile
    The first “ultrahot Neptune” is discovered
  • Participants of the III Hispano-American Writers’ Festival during their visit to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. Credit: Juan Antonio González Hernández / IAC.
    Astronomy and Literature, together again in La Palma
  • Photometers at the Teide Observatory
    Natural darkness to preserve night-time ecosystems
  • The proyect moved around a part of the zone of Allande, and visited the villages of Berducedo, Monón, Fonteta, and Pola de Allande. Credit: Raquel González Cuesta.
    Allande Stars: beyond the stars, closer to our culture


  • 05 Oct 20
    09 Oct 20
    Online Workshop "Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society"