EELabs (eelabs.eu) is a project financed by the INTERREG V-A MAC 2014-2020 Programme, co-financed by the FEDER (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union, under contract number MAC2/4.6d/238. Five centres in Macaronesia work in EELabs (IAC, ITER, UPGC, SPEA-Azores, SPEA-Madeira).
Continuously, the IAC launches projects and outreach activities aimed at the educational community and / or the general public to stimulate social interest in the stars, with a gender perspective and integrating disability as much as possible. Among them:
- Courses, conferences and workshops.
- Projects with robotic telescopes.
- Coordination and design of exhibitions.
- Campaigns for monitoring and public observation of astronomical events.
- Presence in fairs and weeks of Science and Innovation.
- Special events for certain groups (mass media ...)
- Transversal projects, which combine astronomy with other disciplines and subjects.
Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy
What is it? It is an IAC initiative that aims to make visible the work of women in Astronomy-Astrophysics, while offering girls inspiring models to promote their scientific and technological vocations. It consists of videoconferences with educational centres by women astrophysicists and engineers who work at the IAC and at other institutionsNayraRodriguez Eugenio
100 Square Moons
"100 square moons" of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an educational exhibition originated within the framework of the project "NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive" which celebrated 200 years since the first photographic images. With this project, Astronomy pays homage to Photography for its major role in enhancing andAlfredo RafaelRosenberg González
PETeR: the project's website provide access to the latest generation of robotic telescopes for education professionals, including requesting observations and developing scientific projects. The Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes (PETeR) aims to familiarize the Spanish educational community with scientific method and scientific practiceNayraRodriguez Eugenio
CosmoLAB: The Solar System as a laboratory in the classroom
"CosmoLAB" is a project run by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) with funding from the Cabido de Tenerife, and in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación y Universidades and the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, that was launched in 2018. The main goal of the project is to bring Astronomy and, in particular, the practice ofSandraBenitez HerreraAlfredo RafaelRosenberg González
SolarLab was an educational project of the IAC aimed at secondary and pre-university colleges in the Canaries. The project had at its disposal three telescopes loaned for a period of one week to educational centres throughout the archipelago. That project also included teacher training for the participating colleges.Alfredo RafaelRosenberg González