IAC Friends


Patronage and Sponsorship Programme of the Consortium Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
IAC Friends

In support of excellent research and scientific dissemination of our knowledge about the Universe

The IAC Friends programme unites those who support the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in its continuous effort to expand the frontier of knowledge about the universe, as well as to promote the excellent quality of the Canary Islands Observatories and to strengthen the scientific culture of our society.

IAC Friends allows a complementary funding channel to the resources available to the IAC, through contributions from entities or individuals who want to help position the IAC as an institution of world reference in Astrophysics.


The goals of IAC Friends are:

  • To support exploration and discovery in key areas of astrophysics, in synergy with technological developments of advanced instrumentation.
  • To reinforce the international projection of the Observatories in order to optimize the scientific and technical exploitation of the sky of the Islands.
  • To increase the quality and impact of the training of doctoral students and doctors, consolidating the IAC as a pole of attraction for young talents.
  • To support the IAC's Communication and Dissemination strategy as an important link between the astronomical scientific community and society, giving visibility to successful scientific issues and supporting formal and informal scientific education.