Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Gobierno de Canarias Universidad de La Laguna CSIC Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa

Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos

Panorámica del ORMLocation: Island of La Palma (Canary Islands/Spain)
Area: 189 hectares
Altitude: 2.396 metres

Coordinates (GTC):
: 17º 53' 33" West
Latitude: 28º 45' 25" North

The Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) is situated on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, 2.396 m. above sea level in the municipality of Garafía (on the island of La Palma). It is home to one of the most extensive fleets of telescopes to be found anywhere in the world.

Conditions at the Observatory are ideal not only for night time observations but also for Solar Physics. The Observatory also attracts researchers in High Energy Astrophysics.

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias organises visits to its observatories (the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos and the Observatorio del Teide) for colleges and groups as part of a public outreach campaign designed to make knowledge about astronomy accessible to everyone.

The ORM Residence is a suite of facilities (including day and night-time dormitories, a kitchen and dining room, reception and living and games rooms), which is available for use by scientific and technical staff linked to the Observatory. 

Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma):

  • Apartado de Correos 36. 38712 Breña Baja. Isla de la Palma. Spain
  • Telephone: 34 922 405 500. Fax: 34 922 405 501


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