Activities

Past activities

Dark Sky Party Alqueva 2022

Enjoy a full weekend under the starry skies of Alqueva with the activities offered by IA within the programme of Dark Sky Party Alqueva 2022.
Free entrance

Forecasting the Climate, on Earth and in Space

Two researchers, of the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, will introduce two topics climate-related: Climate Change, or the impact of human activities on our planet, and Space Weather, or the impact of solar activity on our increasingly technological society.
Free entrance

An ESPRESSO to Other Worlds

Nearly all the stars we see in the sky have planets around them. This motivated a Portuguese astronomy and engineering adventure in the World's driest desert. Among photographs and memories of this adventure, join us and experience this desire to find other “Earths” in the Universe.
Free entrance

Stars for Ukraine – Relief Astronomy Event

The Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) joins the solidarity movement for Ukraine, and organises a free astronomy event to collect goods to be sent to refugee populations from Ukraine.
Free entrance

The Three Messengers of the Universe

In the beginning it was light. But today we already have more than one window through which we can observe the Cosmos. Matter particles arrive from the sky and, more recently, gravitational waves. Bring your questions to this session in which we will show you how scientists from different fields work together to probe the unknown. IAstro and LIP joint event.

James Webb Space Telescope: A revolution?

The new James Webb space telescope, the largest ever placed in Space, will reveal a sharper, deeper and older Universe. In this session, with Questions & Answers, researchers from IAstro will talk about the science that this new telescope will enable, linked to research by Portuguese scientists.