Press releases

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 […]
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 […]