In 2012 La Palma was awarded as the First Starlight Reserve on Earth. It is an honour given by UNESCO confirming that the island is committed to the defense of the quality of the night

Das italienische Teleskop Nazionale Galileo (TNG) befindet sich am Observatorium auf dem Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Mit einem Primärspiegel von 3,58 Metern im Durchmesser ist die wichtigste Installation der italienischen astronomischen Gemeinschaft im

Light pollution is defined as the introduction of artificial light to an ecosystem (into naturally dark situations), degrading its natural state with the emission of light of different intensities, directions, spectral range and/or unnecessarily varying

The Milky Way is the galaxy in which Earth and the Solar System lies. It contains more than 200 000 million of stars and its diameter is estimated to be about 100 000 light-years (about

The astronomical viewpoints are accessible places with open views to the sky and that serve to interpret the stars in the open air. In La Palma these places have explanatory panels and car parks. There

The William Herschel Telescope (WHT) is the second largest telescope of Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma. With a primary mirror of 4.2 m in diameter it is also the second largest telescope in

The Gran Telescopio de Canarias on the island of La Palma is currently the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world and one of the most advanced. The primary mirror consists of 36 hexagonal segments of

Este encuentro internacional, que se celebrará en La Palma del 18 al 21 de abril, incluye ponencias y charlas magistrales de distintas disciplinas, además de actividades para público general, con el objetivo de recordar la