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  • Premio CICOP
    International Prize for the Conservation of the Canary sky
  • Reunión Cabildo, IAC y Starmus
    The Cabildo of La Palma, the IAC, and Starmus join forces to bring the Festival to La Palma in 2022
  • Artistic composition of a supermassive black hole regulating the evolution of its environment. Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC) and Dylan Nelson (Illustris-TNG).
    A study shows the unexpected effect of black holes beyond their own galaxies
  • Poster of the Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2021 course
    The seventh edition of the "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" pays tribute to the mythical series COSMOS
  • Image of the placement of the four legs of the test cryostat in the AIV room of the IAC. Credit: Inés Bonet (IAC).
    The IAC passes successfully the pre-optical revision of the instrument HARMONI
  • An example of a nearby spiral galaxy, M81, where the bulge is easily identified as the central redder part, and the disc, dotted with zones where stars are currently forming and appear as blue regions forming spiral arms. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA.
    The origin of the first structures formed in galaxies like the Milky Way identified

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