The IAC has launched the SolarLab, an outreach project aiming to bring the mysteries of the Sun to secondary schools and colleges in the Canary Islands.
The project loans a solar telescope to educational centres for a week so that students can observe the closest star to the Earth.
The star has just passed what is known as 'solar maximum', which occurs every 11 years and marks the ideal moment at which to observe and study the Sun.
The project will run for two years and will be supplemented with educational courses for teaching staff in the islands in order to improve their knowledge of the star.
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