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

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

Contrary to what one might think, planets are not visible every night. It depends on the position of the Earth relative to the Sun and the planet. They are not always there, every night. If

AstroLaPalma is now part of the Product Club of the La Palma Biosphere World Reserve. The Award was given in  La Palma (November 2019) at the Anniversary of the creation of the Biosphere Reserve. The

The island of La Palma, “the beautiful island” of the Canary Islands is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. It is not necessary to be an expert if you wish to