La Palma is a Starlight Reserve. This certification awarded in 2012 by the UNESCO’s Starlight Initiative, has made La Palma the first place in the world with this honour. The fact that La Palma is

Astrotourism in La Palma wins Fitur Award. The astrotourism in La Palma wins the 2018 Fitur Award in the category of best active tourism product. The award accredits astrotourism the excellent public-private collaboration model of

Astronomy viewpoints and sites to stargaze are easy to find following the map below. La Palma has a network of 16 astronomical viewpoints and a large number of sites of astronomical interest that allow visitors

In Ecotourism, the island of La Palma has been a pioneer. In the 1990s, with the appearance of rural tourism it began this commitment. A decade later, with the appearance of astro-tourism, it has been

This fantastic video shows the Observatory of La Palma at night. The beauty of it is breathtaking. We hope you enjoyed it as we have! The Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory on La Palma

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 are pleased to announce the Special awards we have received for our work in 2020. It is an honour to have such distinctions and we will always keep working

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