The Milky Way and other Galaxies

IAstro Júnior is a joint initiative run by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) and the young people’s magazine, Visão Júnior, specially designed to 7 to 12 year olds. In each session, 3 IA researchers will share their fascination for Astronomy and Astrophysics in 3 short, simple and interactive talks. At the end of each talk, there will be a question and answer session.

Participants may also leave questions that will subsequently be answered by IA researchers. These questions and answers will be published in Visão Júnior magazine or on its website.

The IAstro Júnior debut session is dedicated to galaxies. We will talk about our galaxy, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. We will also find out what the dust is that exists in the galaxies and its importance.

José Afonso, Sonia Antón and Ciro Pappalardo, researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, are going to share with the audience the latest findings on this fascinating topic.



1 hour

Free entrance


Activity is free of charge, but registration is required.


Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro Ciência Viva
Praça do Império
1400-206 Lisboa

How to get there

By car
GPS – 38.698140, -9.208919

By bus
714, 727, 28, 729, 751 e 201

By tram

By train
CP – Comboios urbanos Lisboa-Cascais – Estação de Belém

By boat
Estação fluvial de Belém ( Transtejo)