"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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  • Scheme which represents the origin of phosphorus on Earth, with respect to possible stellar sources of phosphorus in our Galaxy. Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC).
    Stars rich in phosphorus: seeds of life in the universe
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    Communiqué from the IAC. Telescopes of the ASTRI project
  • Image illustrating the comparison between an active spiral galaxy (orange box) and its non-active twin (blue box). Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC).
    Differences between the discs of active and non-active galaxies detected for the first time
  • Collage of photos of the virtual course "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2020"
    The IAC's most international astronomical adventure comes to an end
  • Image of those attending the Governing Council held today at the IAC headquarters. Credit: Inés Bonet (IAC).
    Pedro Duque attends the “official opening” of IACTEC and presides over the Governing Council of the IAC
  • Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence Qualification
    The IAC has its qualification as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence renewed


  • 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