From Venus to other worlds

Unprecedented precision in the measurements of winds on Venus made use of an instrument built to study exoplanets, in a work led by researchers of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais

The Universe

Video: Multiverse

Modern theories of cosmology appear to predict that our region of space is a minuscule fragment of a huge ‘multiverse’, where over vast distances physical properties, and perhaps the nature of physical laws themselves, can change. Ler mais


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Past activities

Ignite IAstro – Cantanhede

Free entrance
Researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço will take us on a journey from the Solar System to the edge of the Universe in five-minute presentations.

Planetalia: the planets’ party

Free entrance
With a privileged view over the sky to the South, the Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre is an excellent location to observe with telescopes the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. This is also a chance for the whole family to learn more about the Universe.

Dark Sky Party Alqueva 2019

Free entrance
Enjoy a full weekend under the starry skies of Alqueva with the activities offered by IA within the programme of Dark Sky Party Alqueva 2019.

Moon landing

Free entrance
With an evening filled with activities, the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço and the Museu da Presidência da República (MPR) celebrate together the arrival of the first humans on the Moon.