Press releases

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 […]
December 12, 2019

GEMÍNIDAS 2019: The big winter meteor shower!

On the nights of 13th and 14th December we will be able to enjoy the maximum of the Geminids meteor shower. The event will be broadcast […]
November 12, 2019

Direct broadcast of the transit of Mercury

Next Monday, November 11th, it will be possible to follow the transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun from the Canary Island […]
November 8, 2019

Mercury passes across the face of the Sun for the fourth time in the present century

Artistic representation of Mercury transit The transit of the planet will take place next Monday, November 11, from 12: 36h to 18: 04h. It will last […]
November 3, 2019

Sustainable use of artificial lighting

The loss of darkness due to the growing use of Artificial Night Lighting (ANL) has a dangerous impact on natural ecosystems. Although this light can be […]