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.

  • 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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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on February 27th 2020

    A recent study analyses data collected at 44 of the darkest places in the world, including the Canary Island Observatories, to develop the first complete reference method to measure the natural brightness of the night sky using low-cost photometers. Of the 44 photometers in the survey, the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma, Canary Islands) stands out at the darkest of all the skies analysed. The night sky is not completely dark; even in the remotest places there is a glow in the sky produced by natural components, both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, and by artificial

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  • Una perseida cruza el cielo sobre el volcán Teide, la noche del 11 al 12 de agosto de 2020, bajo la atenta mirada del telescopio MASTER. En la imagen, tomada desde el Observatorio del Teide (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias), también se puede ver el centro galáctico. Autor: D. Padrón. (Descarga en alta resolución: https://flic.kr/p/2jvWE3A)

    On May 5th the Earth will pass through the cloud of dust and small fragments of rock which comet 1P/Halley left behind during one of its approaches to the Sun, giving rise to the meteors known as the Eta Aquariids. The sky-liv.tv channel, in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs) project coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), will broadcast this meteor shower as part of its activities in “Sounds of the Sky, a Citizen Science project of the FECYT to involve the whole family in classifying meteors, and also to make this task easier for visually

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  • Training action

    Si hablar en público suele ser un motive de ansiedad, la tensión aumenta todavía más cuando el objetivo es desarrollar una idea compleja en ciencia, como una investigación, un doctorado o nuevos resultados. El veterano curso de la Fundación Dr. Antoni Esteve How to improve your scientific presentations (con más de 25 ediciones presenciales en España y Francia) ha dado el salto en línea con una nueva versión que ofrece numerosas técnicas y consejos prácticos para mejorar las presentaciones orales. Dado que el inglés es la lengua internacional de la ciencia, el curso se desarrolla íntegramente

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