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.

  • Cover "El Cielo" project
    El Cielo

    The Government of the Canary Islands is immersed in the execution of the Septenio programme, launched last year. In 2009, it joined the initiative of the International Astronomical Union, which declared it the International Year of Astronomy, and which the Canary Islands adopt by celebrating the Year of Heaven within the framework of the Septenium

    Alfredo Rafael Rosenberg González
  • Cover of the exhibition "Cosmovisions"

    (Only in Spanish) Observar el Cosmos, estudiarlo, cuestionar su origen y sus límites son aspectos fundamentales tratados por las ciencias, las artes y, en general, por la historia del pensamiento humano. Las estrellas han poseído siempre un gran hechizo para el hombre que a través de ellas ha tratado de entender los misterios del Universo. Desde el

    Jiménez Montalvo
  • Nebulosa Trífida
    Sorpresas del Cosmos

    The exhibition "Sorpresas del Cosmos" is the result of a collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the Instituto Cervantes. Its objective is to make known abroad the astrophysical research work being carried out in Spain.

    Alfredo Rafael Rosenberg González
  • ¡Mira qué Luna!
    ¡Mira qué Luna!

    (Only in Spanish) Cuatrocientos años después de Galileo Cuarenta años después del primer alunizaje Exposición 28 de Noviembre - 5 de Diciembre 2009 Palacio de Salazar, Santa Cruz de La Palma Lun-Vie: 10:00-20:00, Sáb: 10:00-13:00 entrada libre Programa de actividades 28 de Noviembre - 12.00 horas, Palacio de Salazar: Inauguración, concierto con

  • Teleastronomy

    Consists in direct transmission of astronomers at work on the IAC80 Telescope of the Observatorio del Teide (OT) to the I.E.S. seminar room or to museums. Transmission last for about one-and-a-half hours and commence half an hour after sunset at the OT. During the transmission, astronomers describe their activities and answer questions from the

    Alfredo Rafael
    Rosenberg González
  • Rafael Rebolo, Alicia Vanoostende y Miguel Ángel Morcuende con Juan Antonio Belmonte, uno de los comisarios de la exposición "Luces del Universo".
    Luces del Universo” (30º Aniversario) en La Palma

    The director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Rafael Rebolo, the Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo Insular de La Palma, Alicia Vanoostende, and the director of the General State Administration of the Island, Miguel Angel Morcuende, inaugurated on Tuesday, September 15, in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the interactive exhibition "Lights