International Women and Girls in Science Day 2021
In the International Women and Girls in Science Day 2021, IA researchers will answer questions posed on social media and test the knowledge of the participants in a fun quiz.
What is hidden in the dark sky
What is hidden beyond the edge of the light, in the darkest areas of the sky? Which frontiers of the unknown await astronomers there, and what challenges have yet to be overcome? Session with Fernando Buitrago, of the University of Valhadolid and IA.
Conjunctions, occultations and other “stars of Bethlehem”: The Great Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction
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.
From the mountain top to the Cosmos
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.
Searching for New Worlds
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 in the 2020 European Researchers Night
The IA will get everyone moving in the ERN 2020. Solar System, planets, galaxies, gravitational waves, will be subjects to learn and discover.
IA, PNL and Planetário do Porto celebrate the 2020 National Day of Scientific Culture
On the 24th of November, the IA celebrates the National Day of Scientific Culture with several activities, in partnership with the National Reading Plan.
Black Holes: the most secret places in the Universe
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.