Three missions will arrive at Mars in February 2021. Every 2 years approximately (26 months) the separation between Earth and Mars is the shortest, so the best time to launch missions that require the least

Special awards received in 2020.   We show here the summary of recognitions and awards received in 2020. Without a doubt, 2020 has been an unusual year. The covid pandemic has forced us to reduce

We enclose here the annual astronomy based calendar designed by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. You may download the following versions: Wall calendar here. Poster calendar here. Authors: COMUNICACIÓN Y CULTURA CIENTÍFICA del IAC

Saturn and Jupiter have dominated the night sky from June 2020, appearing very close together, almost in conjunction near the constellation of Sagittarius. However, it is in December when the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

On 5th December a very special walk was inaugurated on the island of La Palma, the “Paseo de las Estrellas de la Ciencia“, or Promenade of Stars of Science in La Palma. Located in the

This December we are organising an special event to observe the Geminid meteor shower on the island of La Palma. This wonderful Geminidi event has its maximum every year between 13 and 14 December. Meteors

Here is the video of the virtual visit to the Gran Telescopio de Canarias at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands). This is the largest telescope on Earth situated at the

The LaPalmastars team has finally!! met to check the health & safety protocol due to the covid19 to allow us to make the appropriate changes before reopening. It has been a pleasure to meet again

After a few months closed due to confinement and the State of Alarm (covid19), we are preparing for the reopening. In a few days we will have finished our own health protocols and those of

Notice: We will be closed for the next few days. In La Palma there are few cases of covid19, but public health is everyone’s responsibility! We want to stargaze safely (and that you enjoy it!).