"Most scientific discoveries are like ripe fruit. They fall, and don't need much looking for. The merit is to find the right tree to lean on."

- Guido Münch. In Memoriam - 

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  • Estrella con manchas magnéticas gigantes
    Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots
  • Artistic representation of the planet Proxima b orbiting its star, Proxima Centauri. Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC).
    ESPRESSO confirms the nearest exo-Earth with unprecedented precision
  • Artistic representation of the current interaction between the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way. Credit: Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC).
    The evolutionary history of the Milky Way determined in more detail than ever
  • Práctica guiada en el Teide para aprender a manejar el telescopio nocturno y realizar una observación astronómica. Crédito: Donovan Mclean/Enrique Mesa/IAC.
    El proyecto educativo "CosmoLAB" cumple dos años
  • RGB image of PSZ1 G158.34-47.49, one of the clusters studied, which has a spectroscopic redshift z=0.311. In the image you can see a gravitational lens arc. The photometric image was taken with ACAM/WHT; the spectroscopic data are from DOLORES/TNG.
    IAC Scientists have characterized over 200 new clusters of galaxies first detected by the Planck satellite using the telescopes on La Palma
  • Image of several of the protective screens manufactured in the Mechanical Workshop of the IAC in La Laguna. Credit: IAC.
    The IAC is designing and making material for protection against COVID-19

Employment

  • Un contrato postdoctoral Optica Adaptativa OP-EST 2020 / One Postdoctoral contract Optica Adaptativa OP-EST 2020 (PS-2020-007)

    The IAC (Tenerife) announces ONE postdoctoral contract to work on topics within the project “Preparatory Construction Phase of the European Solar Telescope (EST) - Project Office (PREP-EST)” (Ref. SD

  • UN/A TITULADO/A SUPERIOR PARA LA REALIZACIÓN DE UN PROYECTO ESPECÍFICO DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA O TÉCNICA. INGENIERO ÓPTICO SOLARNET PS-2019-077

    Resolución de la Dirección del Consorcio Público Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias por la que se convoca proceso selectivo para la contratación de un/a Titulado/a Superior, fuera de convenio, en la