Press releases

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 […]
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 […]