The scattering of laser light in the atmosphere enables the measurement of the accuracy of astronomical spectrographs, through a technique demonstrated for the first time with the participation of researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço. Ler mais
It was signed the treaty for the Square Kilometre Array Observatory, being Portugal one of its founding countries, and which has the scientific participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
Let's make a journey through the universe of the telescopes and visit a "planet hunter" instrument, with Alexandre Cabral, of IA.
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