The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) is the result of the merger between Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) and Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa (CAAUL). Ler mais
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
Sun-like stars and planetary systems are known to form in interstellar molecular clouds composed mostly of hydrogen and small amounts of other elements like helium, oxygen and carbon. Ler mais
Black holes are extremely twisted regions in space (and in time). Learn the journey of the human reasoning about these mysterious objects, and explore the mechanisms invented to detect them.
The telescopes of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) will be waiting for you next to Gradiva Publicações stands at the Lisbon Book Fair.
This month, we invite you to a special meeting, where we will discuss some of the most inspiring and relevant topics in space exploration.
Are there on Earth organisms capable of surviving in the conditions found in other planets of the Solar System? Let's explore the limits of what we can consider as living.
This month, in the session Noites no Observatório, learn how astronomers "listen" to the sound of the stars, and then use that information to characterise with very high detail the planets around them.
Which other places in the Solar System can we try to inhabit? Will the future generations have a colony awaiting them on one exoplanet? A conversation with researchers Nuno Santos and Ricardo Louro about going beyond Mars.