Teide observatory opens its doors
Between 10am and 5pm, visitors will be able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to have a guided tour and be told about the work done by the Observatory, as well as to ask whatever questions they like, whether about the solar system, nearest stars, galaxies, nebulae, or the age or origins of the universe.
The Open Days will be held in the Observatory itself, at Izaña. Groups will be taken at intervals to see the telescopes. Parking is available in the precinct’s own car park. IAC recommends that since it is a high mountain area, visitors bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, as well as a coat.
Those with any cardio-vascular or respiratory problems are advised that the altitude might present them with a problem and they are advised to check first with their doctor.
It’s an amazing opportunity to see the world famous observatory.
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an international Spanish research centre. It has two headquarters and two observatories set in an environment of excellent astronomical quality, both constituting the European Northern Observatory (ENO).
Here, astrophysical research and technical projects are developed. There is also a postgraduate school. The IAC also considers scientific outreach as one of its principal aims.
More information www.iac.es
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