Mercury’s oddity might be common outside the Solar System, according to a study in which took part a team of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
The space mission that will enable the description of the exoplanet atmospheres has Portuguese participation, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
The bizarre space-time predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity might be wiped out by a modified version of the theory, with extensive applications now laid down in a comprehensive review article co-authored by a researcher of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
The ESPRESSO spectrograph, partially built by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area. 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
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In the July session of Noites no Observatório, with your family or in a team, test what you know about astronomy and discover interesting aspects about what we see in the sky.
In this Summer night, enjoy a lunar eclipse and observe Jupiter and Saturn through the telescope from the terrace of Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano.
Enjoy a full weekend under the starry skies of Alqueva with the activities offered by IA within the programme of Dark Sky Party Alqueva 2018.
In the session of Noites no Observatório, this May, we will discuss several challenges posed by a human colony on another planet, an adventure that is, without question, of the scope of mankind.
Which are the actual risks faced by the human species before the middle of the century, and which no one is talking about? Learn more at the February session of Noites no Observatório
Mais perto das Estrelas (Closer to the Stars) is an astronomical observation event in the evenings of every second Thursday each month.