Upcoming activities

Past activities

Conjunctions, occultations and other “stars of Bethlehem”: The Great Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

This December, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close in the night sky, they will appear to merge in a single "super-star". To mark the event, the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) and the Porto Planetarium -  Ciência Viva Center will host an online debate, with IA researchers, about these ephemerids and their scientific and historical importance.

Searching for New Worlds

In the next session of "The Universe Online", you will have the opportunity to talk to IA researchers that are on the frontline of the search for a new "Earth".

Searching for another Earth

Learn how astronomers detect planets orbiting other stars, and how they can know, despite the distance, if any of them is similar to Earth, with Pedro Figueira, of ESO and IA (in Portuguese).