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Program activities

"Amigos del IAC" Activities

Within the framework of the "Amigos del IAC" Programme, scientific culture and dissemination activities are organised so that our members can increase their knowledge of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the work carried out here. These activities are aimed at covering all the fundamental aspects in which the institute is involved, mainly the dissemination of information on astrophysics and the promotion of the Canarian Observatories.

Panorámica de la Vía Láctea desde el Observatorio del Teide (Créd. Daniel López)

View of the Milky Way from the Teide Observatory (Credit: Daniel López)


The following table shows the activities planned for 2021-2022. You can see here (only in Spanish for the moment) the brochure with a detailed explanation of the activities we have in development.

"Amigos del IAC" Activities



Fecha (estimada)

Presentación del Programa "Amigos del IAC" para el Periodo 2021-2022

Online (ZOOM)


Visita guiada virtual de “Amigos del IAC” a los Observatorios de Canarias

Online (ZOOM)

February - March

Ferias y eventos con participación del IAC

Several places

To be determined

Concurso y exposición de astrofotografía

IAC headquarters or  Museo de la ciencia y el Cosmos

September to January

Charlas de "Introducción a la Astrofísica"

Online (ZOOM)

To be determined

Concurso "Propuesta de observación con telescopio robótico"

IAC headquarters (remote observation at the IAC) **

To be determined

Congreso para “Amigos del IAC” (Amigo STAR o superior)

IAC headquarters (Zoom**)

To be determined

Senderismo Astronómico: Ruta por el Observatorio y las cañadas del Teide (Amigo STAR o superior)

Observatory and Cañadas del Teide

To be determined

* At the moment, due to the seriousness of the situation caused by the current health crisis, these activities are temporarily on hold. The "Amigos del IAC" programme will provide information on the status of these activities as the situation evolves.

** Depending on the evolution of the current health crisis, some of the activities will be carried out telematically, while others will be postponed until the situation allows it.