Press releases

December 19, 2022

Last wishes of the year: Geminids 2022

Bright and colourful Geminid over the volcano of La Palma in the early morning of 12 December 2021. In the sky, green and red airglow. At […]
September 19, 2022

The autumnal equinox from the Dolmen of Magacela

Next Friday, September 23nd, at 01:04 UT the Earth will be at a specific point in its orbit round the Sun: the September equinox. The September […]
September 19, 2022

Perseids against light pollution

Through collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) within the framework of the projects […]
January 27, 2022

MOBOTIX solutions in the service of science

Nearly 1,500 hours of live broadcasting have allowed to know the evolution of the volcano of La Palma through MOBOTIX cameras. The flexibility and choice of […]
January 24, 2022

Transicion Ecologica installs photometers in Timanfaya National Park to protect wildlife

The Department of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Canary Islands Government, in collaboration with the Institute of Astrophysics of the […]
January 24, 2022

The best gift to start the year: Quadrantids 2022

Composition of some of the Geminids captured by videomaker D. Padrón during the night of 13-14 December 2021, from the Teide Observatory (Tenerife, Canary Islands). […]
December 17, 2021

Geminids 2021: the last wishes of the year

Some of the brightest Geminids that’s videomaker Daniel Padrón captured in just 30 minutes the night of Dec. 13 to 14 at the Teide Observatory […]
September 27, 2021

The Equinox from the Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal

Fig. 1. Visigoth Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal. Credit: Turismo Extremadura. Known as the only building from the Visigoth era in the southern half of […]
September 27, 2021

Measuring darkness in remote places

Completely autonomous, not invasive, and low-cost. This is the new SG-WAS (SkyGlow Wireless Autonomous Sensor) which will help to measure the impact of artificial night lighting […]
August 3, 2021
Perseidas 2021

The Perseids 2021: the most awaited meteor shower of the summer

Perseids seen from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. Credit: Antonio González ( For yet another year the channel will be broadcasting the maximum of […]
July 16, 2021

The first light pollution laboratory in the Azores

With the installation of the Caldeirão do Corvo photometer, the first phase of the Interreg EELabs photometer network that will measure the darkness of the Corvo […]
June 23, 2021
Tejeda Gemínidas

The June solstice will be broadcast from Gran Canaria

Fig 1. The Tejeda valley, bathed by the Geminids 2020 meteor shower. In the sky, in addition to the luminous traces of the Geminids, the constellation Orion […]
June 23, 2021
Pico Teide

Darkness on the summit of Mount Teide

Figure 1. MiNiO controller and photometer of the EELabs project at the top base of the cable car. Behind, the ascent to the crater of the […]
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 […]