Press releases

May 26, 2021
El cielo nocturno sobre dos hemisferios

The natural brightness of the night sky

A recent study analyses data collect4d at 44 of the darkest places in the world, including the Canary Island Observatories, to develop the first complete reference […]
May 26, 2021

The Eta Aquariids 2021: echos of a meteor shower to study the Solar System

On May 5th the Earth will pass through the cloud of dust and small fragments of rock which comet 1P/Halley left behind during one of its […]
January 4, 2021

Quadrantids 2021: our best wishes for the start of a new year

The Quadrantids 2021 will be broadcast live in the early hours of January 3rd from the Canary Observatories, via the channel, with the collaboration of the European Project Interreg EELabs and the Innovation Service of the Cabildo of the Island of La Palma.
January 4, 2021

An eclipse, a superconjunction, and the last meteor shower of the year: Geminids 2020

During the nights of 12th and 13th of December we will enjoy the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. This will be broadcast live from the Canary Island Observatories via the channel, with the collaboration with the Energy Efficiency Labs (EELabs) project and the Programme of Astronomical Outreach of SODEPAL and the Innovation Service of the Cabildo Insular of La Palma.
November 5, 2020
pardela cenicienta T. Pipa

Corvo island turns out the lights to protect seabirds

Credit: Tânia Pipa (SPEA Açores) From 26 to 30 October, every night between 9pm and 4am there was a blackout on Corvo island, Azores. The island’s […]
October 7, 2020
Jornadas Protección del Cielo La Palma

First Conference on Sky Protection and Employment Opportunities in La Palma

Speakers at the First Conference on Sky Protection and Employment Opportunities in La Palma “Santa Cruz de La Palma was the first city in the Canary […]
September 28, 2020
Dolmen Lácara

The autumnal equinox from the Dolmen of Valdecaballeros

Equinoctial sunrise (19 March 2019) from the Lácara dolmen (La Nava de Santiago, Extremadura, Spain). Although the alignment of the corridor does not exactly coincide with […]
September 24, 2020
Talleres Extremadura Cielos Oscuros

Workshops: The Skies of Extremadura

Francisco Martín Simón, Director General of Tourism of the Junta de Extermadura, and Miquel Serra-Ricart , astronomer at the IAC. Credit: D. Padrón ( Light pollution […]
September 17, 2020
Fotómetros Observatorio del Teide

Natural darkness to preserve night-time ecosystems

Photometers in their calibration phase at the Teide Observatory. Credit: Alejandra Rueda (IAC) After several months of waiting, this summer the EELabs project, led by the […]
September 17, 2020
Perseids Teide Observatory

The Perseids 2020

Perseids 2018 at the Teide Observatory. Credit: D. Padrón (sky-live TV) On the night of 12th to 13th August we will be able to enjoy the […]
July 28, 2020

The comet NEOWISE from the Canaries

(Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) at the Teide Observatory. Credit: Miquel Serra Ricart (IAC) and Manuel Mallorquín. ) During the month of July we will be able […]
May 5, 2020

Lyrids 2020: wishes through the window

Image of several lines of Geminides observed from the Teide Observatory in the early morning of 14/12/2013. The telescope in the foreground is the OGS (ESA) […]
April 6, 2020

How to see April’s Supermoon from home

Three images of the Supermoon of August 10, 2014, taken in the Teide National Park. In the image, the VTT and GREGOR telescopes. Author: Ovidio García […]
January 29, 2020

The first one day meeting on the protection of the sky and employment opportunities has been held

(From left to right) José Domingo Fernández, Javier Díaz Castro, Antonia M. Varela, Casiana Muñoz Tuñón and Miquel Serra Ricart. Credit: Inés Bonet “Future generations have […]
January 2, 2020

The Quadrantid meteor shower: start the year with a good wish

Meteors registered at the Teide Observatory (IAC) between 06:13 h and 06: 38 h UT (Local Canary time) on 4th January 2017. The brightest star to […]