The SKIES training in Portugal, organized by the IA, aimed at broadening the career perspectives of PhD students in Portugal, by improving their self-awareness and bridging the gap between the skills acquired in academia and those required in industry, private companies and non-research career options. Read more
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Help us choose a Portuguese name for the PLATO spacecraft. It will honour an astronomer that somehow laid the path to PLATO's science.
Two researchers, of the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, will introduce two topics climate-related: Climate Change, or the impact of human activities on our planet, and Space Weather, or the impact of solar activity on our increasingly technological society.
Nearly all the stars we see in the sky have planets around them. This motivated a Portuguese astronomy and engineering adventure in the World's driest desert. Among photographs and memories of this adventure, join us and experience this desire to find other “Earths” in the Universe.
The Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) joins the solidarity movement for Ukraine, and organises a free astronomy event to collect goods to be sent to refugee populations from Ukraine.
On a photographic safari, the equipment is essential. But if we aim to picture a black hole, first we have to know what we are looking for, and where it is hidden. Here we explain some of the strategies, in another article in partnership with National Geographic. Read more
A conversation with four IA researchers on the most likely destination for the first interstellar mission – the three worlds around Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun), the most recent discovered by a team led by an IAstro researcher. A conversation with infographics by IA and a selection of video clips by ESO. Read more
How to plan, design and build instruments to be used in astronomy? Between the curiosity about the Universe and high precision engineering, listen to Alexandre Cabral, of IAstro, in conversation at Antena 1 (in Portuguese). Read more