The European Space Agency validated the design of the scientific instruments of the Ariel space mission, which has an important participation of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) 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.
An IA team selected planets already known to be orbiting other stars (exoplanets) and which are interesting targets to learn more about them. Search in this sky map for their host stars and learn what we have already discovered about them. Read more
There’s nothing better than to discover distant and inhospitable places for us to value something very rare: our own blue planet. Test what you know about some bizarre worlds in the Solar System and beyond, in a quiz conducted by IA young researchers. Read more
The largest ever quest for atmospheric wave patterns on the night side of Venus, and a new window onto vertical winds, are the two recent major insights into the super rotating cloud level of the planet, made by researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Read more
How will it be possible, in Mars, to do such simple and essential things like breathe or drink a glass of water? Learn the challenges that will need to be overcome before a human colony can succeed in another planet.
There are very weird planets in our Galaxy to choose from. The hard task rests with the astronomers: how to explain such a diversity of worlds? Read more