Instituto De Astrofísica De Canarias News

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is a prestigious research institute in Spain, dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. Founded in 1975, it is located in the Canary Islands, a location chosen for its exceptionally clear skies, which are among the best in the world for astronomical observations. The IAC operates two observatories: the Teide Observatory on Tenerife and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma. These facilities house a variety of powerful telescopes and instruments used by researchers from around the world. The institute is renowned for its contributions to the fields of solar physics, planetary science, stellar and galactic astrophysics, and cosmology. It also plays a leading role in the development of astronomical technologies and instruments. The IAC’s commitment to outreach and education is reflected in its active public engagement and training programs for students and professionals in the field of astrophysics.