“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons”

- Edwin Hubble –

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  • DQSkies 2021
    La Palma will host an international conference for the protection of the night sky
  • 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
  • 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


  • Six PhD Fellowships at IAC

    SIX PhD FELLOWSHIPS AT IAC ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH (Ref. PS-2021-042) The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics. 1.- Astrophysical Research (5 contracts) 2.-