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.
Join a virtual guided tour of the Paranal Mountain, with a view onto the cosmic ocean, and get to know from the inside the observatory facilities and its large telescopes.
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".
The IA will get everyone moving in the ERN 2020. Solar System, planets, galaxies, gravitational waves, will be subjects to learn and discover.
On the 24th of November, the IA celebrates the National Day of Scientific Culture with several activities, in partnership with the National Reading Plan.
There might be black holes at the centre of most galaxies and they are also at the centre of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics. What do we already know about these dark and secret places? Let’s review the historical journey that takes us more and more closer to their secrets.
What if a panel of researchers answered the questions about the Universe you have always wanted to ask but never knew who to ask them? That is what will happen on the 11th of September, in the public event of the 30th Encontro Nacional de Astronomia e Astrofísica (ENAA 2020).