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Award for the audiovisual series "IAC Investiga"

19/11/2018
The audiovisual series "IAC investiga", produced by the IAC, through its Communication and Scientific Culture Unit (UC3), with funding from the Severo Ochoa program, has received the award for the best scientific audiovisual work in the Research category, Development and innovation category (R + D + i) in the XXIX edition of the International Biennial of Scientific Cinema BICC 2018 Ronda-Madrid-México. >> Read more

 

The IAC participates in 100xCiencia.3 "Bridging Science and Society"

16/11/2018
Representatives of the research centers belonging to SOMMa met yesterday, November 15, at the National Center for Oncological Research (CNIO) to celebrate the Congress 100xCiencia.3: Bridging science and society. In this third edition, the conference focused on the importance of science education and society's participation in science. Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio, astrophysicist and science communicator of the Severo Ochoa program, presented "PETeR, robots looking at the sky", an educational project of the IAC that dedicates some observing time with professional robotic telescopes to educational activities and e-science projects aimed at students. 

The IAC will participate in the Science Fair of La Orotava with the Alisios Mission 1

09/11/2018
IACTec Espacio has led the design and construction of the instrument that will be launched by a stratospheric balloon this Sunday, November 11, from the Plaza de la Constitución of the northern municipality. From the moment it starts his ascent, it will transmit high definition images that can be seen live. >> More information

Astronomy returns to the Canary classrooms

18/10/2018 
The IAC and the Department of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canaries are collaborating in various training activities for Canarian teachers, which will be set in action in the coming weeks. The aim of these activities is to spread knowledge about the quality and the astronomical possibilities of our sky among the school students in the Islands, and in the educational community in general, while at the same time encouraging scientific and technological vocations in this field. The collaboration includes training within PETeR, an educational project of the IAC which allows students and teachers to observe the universe and develop their own scientific research with the same tools as those used by the international scientific community: professional robotic telescopes.  >> Read more

IV International Summer Course "Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands"

31/08/2018 
The headquarters of the IAC, in La Laguna, hosts this week the IV edition of the International Summer Course "Astronomy Adventure in the Canary Islands" in which 30 teachers from 6 countries participate. The training is organized by the IAC in the framework of its educational project "PETeR, robots looking at the sky", and it includes lectures and practical workshops on Astronomy, science education based on active learning, the multidisciplinary approach, educational resources and the use of robotic telescopes to develop scientific projects in the schools. >> Read more

Special issue “Women in Astronomy”

08/03/2018 
The most recent edition of "Paralajes" magazine, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, deals with the role of women in astronomy, picking out important figures in the history of this science until the present day, with special emphasis on the women scientists and engineers working in the IAC projects. This magazine is part of the project "The return of Henrietta Leavitt", an IAC initiative with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) collaboration. >> Read more

The splendour of the Seven Sisters

21/09/2017
This picture of the Periades star cluster is the fifth photograh taken with the astrograph of the Unit of Communication and Scientific Culture (UC3) of the IAC, at the Teide Observatory, as an element of the Project “NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive”, which will be an element of the exhibition “100 square moons” >> Read more

 

“The return of Henrietta Leavitt”

21/08/2017
“The return of Henrietta Leavitt, from school to a researcher career, via the Theatre” is an initiative of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). The project includes a set of free activities of science popularization which will start with a re-run of the multimedia play The Lost Honour of Henrietta Leavitt. The performances will take place from October 20th to 27th in the Municipal Auditorium Capitol of Tacoronte, and in the Teatro Leal of La Laguna. The project count on the collaboration of the City Councils of both of these municipalities, the Faculty of Sciences of University of La Laguna (ULL) and the Regional Education and Universities Department of the Canarian Goverment. >> Read more

The colorful heart of the Scorpion

06/06/2017
This photograph, obtained with the remote astrograph of the Communication and Scientific Culture Unit of the IAC in the framework of the Project "NIÉPCE: from negative to positive", shows the beautiful color palette of the central region of this constellation.>> Read More

 

The Spaghetti Nebula, a new image by the IAC’s remote astrograph

19/05/2017
The remnant of this huge supernova, chosen as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) by NASA, is the third photograph taken with this telescope within the NIÉPCE Project. >> Read more

 

M81 and M82, between dust and gas of the Milky Way

06/03/2017
New astronomical image obtained with the "Cosmic Photomatón" of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, in the framework of the project "NIÉPCE: from negative to positive", which pays homage to the Photography. >> Read more

 

'Astrophysical Instrumentation', an audiovisual tour of the technology and engineering developed at the IAC

16/02/2017
Astrophysics is one of the areas of knowledge in which advances in investigation and research are most closely intertwined. To reach further out to detect fainter and fainter objects, and to disentangle their properties are the motives for developing bigger and bigger telescopes, and more and more powerful instruments. The IAC, a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, has produced a new video - ASTROPHYSICAL INSTRUMENTATION- with the aim of showing how we meet the technical challenges presented by this science. >> Read more

The IAC participates in the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13/02/2017
In spite of the rain, some 400 people, among them over a hundred girls and boys, participated last Saturday in the activity “TALK TO THEM: women in Astronomy” organized in La Laguna by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The aim is to give face to face publicity of the work carried out by women astronomers and engineers at the IAC, to stimulate interest in scientific and technological careers, and to show that science and technology are not the exclusive province of men. >> Read more

The Andromeda Galaxy, the first image of the "Cosmic Photomaton"

01/02/2017
With this astronomical photograph, obtained in the framework of the project "NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive", the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands inaugurates the "Cosmic Photomaton", the remote astrograph of the Unit of Communication and Scientific Culture (UC3), that already works at full capacity at the Teide Observatory (Izaña, Tenerife). The first image he has obtained is object M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, and with it the IAC inaugurates its account in the social network Instagram. >> Leer más

 

'Stars and Interstellar Medium', the fifth and last video of 'IAC Researches'

28/07/2016
STARS AND INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM is the fifth of the audiovisual productions by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, with funding from the Severo Ochoa programme, in which its principal lines of research are explained. In this video the spotlight is placed on two of the main constituents of the visible matter in the Universe: the stars and the surrounding medium. >> Read More

'Cosmology and Astroparticles', fourth video of the series 'IAC Researches'

12/05/2016
COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLES is the fourth of the audiovisual productions by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias with funding from the Severo Ochoa programme. In this episode, researchers and engineers talk about two promising disciplines which aim at understanding the complete history of the Universe and the physical laws which govern it, which comprise Cosmology and Astroparticle physics.  >> Read more

'Galaxies', new chapter of the 'IAC Researches' audiovisual series

15/02/2016
GALAXIES is the third chapter of an audiovisual series produced by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in which its principal lines of research are explained. In this video, researchers and engineers tell us about the key points in the study of the formation and evolution of galaxies, which are one of the main constituents of the universe.  >> Read more

 

'Planetary Systems', second video of the 'IAC Researches' series

23/10/2015
“Planetary Systems” is the second chapter of an audiovisual series produced by the IAC in which this center explains its main research lines. In this video, scientists and engineers tell us the keys on the study of exoplanets (planets orbiting stars other than the Sun) and the small bodies (asteroids and comets) in the Solar System, an intellectual and technological unprecedented adventure which will answer questions such as: Is the Earth unique? Is there life on other planets? >> Read more

'Solar Physics', first video of the 'IAC Researches' series

31/07/2015
The IAC, Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, has produced five videos with the aim of showing, in a clear and didactic way, its main lines of research. These audiovisual films present the scientific value of the research conducted at the center, its capacity and experience in the development of instrumentation and technology projects, and the quality of its staff. The research line 'Solar Physics' is the first to be presented. The realization of these videos has been coordinated by the Communication and Scientific Culture Unit (UC3) of the IAC, and has been sponsored by the Severo Ochoa Program. >> Read more

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