In clear and accessible language, methods and concepts such as spectroscopy, radial velocities, photometry, electromagnetic spectrum or Doppler effect are explained and deconstructed by Ana Rita Silva from the IA and FCUP. Read more
With a privileged view over the sky to the South, the Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre is an excellent location to observe with telescopes the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter. This is also a chance for the whole family to learn more about planetary systems.
Help us choose a Portuguese name for the PLATO spacecraft. It will honour an astronomer that somehow laid the path to PLATO's science.
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.
A conversation with four IA researchers on the most likely destination for the first interstellar mission – the three worlds around Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun), the most recent discovered by a team led by an IAstro researcher. A conversation with infographics by IA and a selection of video clips by ESO. Read more
An international team, led by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), is defining the way PLATO mission, of European Space Agency (ESA), will extract the maximum amount of information from a set of the satellite’s target stars. Read more