Projects and activities

Continuously, the IAC launches projects and outreach activities aimed at the educational community and / or the general public to stimulate social interest in the stars, with a gender perspective and integrating disability as much as possible. Among them:

  • Courses, conferences and workshops.
  • Projects with robotic telescopes.
  • Coordination and design of exhibitions.
  • Campaigns for monitoring and public observation of astronomical events.
  • Presence in fairs and weeks of Science and Innovation.
  • Contests.
  • Special events for certain groups (mass media ...)
  • Transversal projects, which combine astronomy with other disciplines and subjects.

  • Poster of the activity "Habla con ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía"
    Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy

    What is it? It is an IAC initiative that aims to make visible the work of women in Astronomy-Astrophysics, while offering girls inspiring models to promote their scientific and technological vocations. It consists of videoconferences with educational centres by women astrophysicists and engineers who work at the IAC and at other institutions

    Nayra
    Rodríguez Eugenio
  • 100 Square Moons images + astrograph
    100 Square Moons

    "100 square moons" of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an educational exhibition originated within the framework of the project "NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive" which celebrated 200 years since the first photographic images. With this project, Astronomy pays homage to Photography for its major role in enhancing and

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • Logo de PETeR
    PETeR

    The Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes (PETeR) is an online Lab that aims to familiarize the Spanish educational community with the scientific method and practice, while contributing to the outreach of Astronomy and Astrophysics. This is achieved by dedicating observing time with professional robotic telescopes to activities and research

    Nayra
    Rodríguez Eugenio
  • The Optical Ground Station and the Moon at the Teide Observatory
    CosmoLAB: The Solar System as a laboratory in the classroom

    "CosmoLAB" is a project run by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) with funding from the Cabido de Tenerife, and in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación y Universidades and the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, that was launched in 2018. The main goal of the project is to bring Astronomy and, in particular, the practice of

    Sandra
    Benítez Herrera
    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • Logo SolarLab
    SolarLab

    SolarLab was an educational project of the IAC aimed at secondary and pre-university colleges in the Canaries. The project had at its disposal three telescopes loaned for a period of one week to educational centres throughout the archipelago. That project also included teacher training for the participating colleges.

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive
    NIÉPCE

    It is an initiative of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) via its Unit for Communication and Scientific Culture (UC3) with the collaboration of the scientific institutions of the Canary Island Observatories, among these the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world, of the Museum of Science and

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González