The Science Communication group at IA, together with its partners, develops projects at a national and international scale in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences communication.
In this page you can find information about ongoing projects, as well as an archive of projects already completed.
If you wish to suggest a project in partnership with the Science Communication group at IA, please get in touch using the e-mail .
CoAstro: an Astronomy “condo”
In the same space: an astronomer/ astrophysicist, a science communicator and a primary school teacher.
Ler + Espaço
Motivate youngsters to Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science subjects through inspiring readings.
Astronomy and Animated Film
Encouraging the creation of educational contents among young directors in Animated Film
Inspiring young people and adults to get involved in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science and promoting Astronomy Literacy in entertaining educational sessions for the whole family.
Ignite IAstro Tour
Bringing the communication of Astrophysics and Space Sciences to towns and cities far away from the main urban areas.
Informal education programme in astronomy that makes use of the practice of science communication as a way to enhance formal science education, and stimulate the development of communication skills.
Noites no Observatório
Inviting the public to experience the Universe, on the last Saturday of every month, through lectures and observations of the night sky with telescopes.
Mais perto das Estrelas
Monthly cycle of astronomical observations
IAstro Summer Internships
Get in touch with research in astrophysics and cosmology and science communication at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Help Your Alien – A Solar System Game
Promote and increase the interest of youngsters and the society for planetary sciences through a board game.
Definition of global goals in astronomy education and development of educational resources.
Using Astronomy to promote the development of the Portuguese speaking countries.
With the participation of IA
A Criar com Scratch!
National programming competition using Scratch and based on Universe-related themes
SKIES – SKilled, Innovative and Entrepreneurial Scientists
Empowering astrophysics and cosmology PhD students in entrepreneurship, innovation, open science and career opportunities outside academia
Stars that shine through time
Remembering thirteen historical characters in Astronomy to celebrate 100 years of the International Astronomical Union
Calendar IAU 100 – Art inspired by the Universe
A website, and calendar, that shows how art has approached themes linked to the night sky, and how it can be a powerful tool for their understanding.
Researchers from different areas talk with the public about the possibilities and the challenges of living on the red planet.
Astronomy at the “light festival”
Celebrating the importance of light in the discoveries and in understanding the Universe
Astronomy and Design
To inspire future designers with the opportunities and specific challenges of science communication.