News

This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

  • Visigoth Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal

    Known as the only building from the Visigoth era in the southern half of the Spanish península which is still conserved, this church, from the Municipality of Alcuéscar in the province of Cáceres, is the scene which has been chosen to welcome Autumn by the sky-live.tv channel.

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  • Disco dorado Voayager

    La II edición de este proyecto de divulgación científica mostrará la belleza y riqueza del patrimonio cultural del concejo de Allande (Asturias) a través de la Astronomía, del 20 al 22 de agosto. Tras el éxito de la primera edición, el equipo multidisciplinar de “Allande Stars” volverá a subirse a su furgoneta de estrellas los días 20, 21 y 22 de agosto de 2021 para llevar la Ciencia a la zona rural. Con la misma pasión e ilusión que el año anterior, sus colaboradores recorrerán el concejo de Allande impartiendo talleres diurnos y nocturnos relacionados con la Astronomía y la Astrofísica

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  • AEACI 2021 tutors and collaborators

    Under the title "Our home in the cosmic ocean", the seventh edition of the international summer course "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" has had 136 participants from 30 countries who have been trained in the latest discoveries about the Solar System and in the techniques and tools they can use to investigate it with their students. Several of the lectures from the course, given by researchers and science communicators, have just been published on the IAC's YouTube channel. For the seventh consecutive year, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and NUCLIO, in

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  • Perseids on MAGIC telescope

    For yet another year the sky-live.tv channel will be broadcasting the maximum of the Perseids from the Canary Observatories, with the collaboration of the Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs) project, coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Innovation Service of the Cabildo Insular of La Palma. This will be during the night of 12th to 13th August, when the best estimates for the activity of the meteors is a rate of 100 per hour. Even though the first records of the Perseids date from 36 A.D., it was not until 1835 that the Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet

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  • Poster of the Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands 2021 course

    "Our home in the cosmic ocean" is the title chosen for the new edition of the International Summer Course for teachers organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) together with other educational institutions, which will take place from July 26 to 30 in virtual format. After the success of the last edition, held entirely online and in which some 200 teachers from more than 40 countries participated, the International Summer Course Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands repeats the format, with the aim of contributing to curb the pandemic of COVID-19 and reach more

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  • Cartel del curso "PETeR: Investigar el Universo con telescopios robóticos" organizado por el IAC y el Área STEAM de la Consejería de Educación, Universidades, Cultura y deportes del Gob. de Canarias

    Registration is now open for the training course "PETeR: Investigating the Universe with robotic telescopes", which will take place between 25 May and 3 June for teachers in the Canary Islands, and between 26 May and 10 June for teachers in the rest of Spain. One of the main objectives of the Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes (PETeR) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is to train teachers and educators in astronomy and in the use of robotic telescopes as tools for students to develop their scientific and technological skills through guided research projects. In the

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