Its geographical location, the transparency of the sky and the air quality and unbeatable conditions have made Tenerife one of the main locations in the world for astronomical observation.
C/ Vía Láctea s/n, 38205 La Laguna
Although the first telescope was installed in the Teide observatory in 1964, the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics was not created until 1975. Today, it has 19...[+]
Historic origins: The study of astronomy has always been closely associated iwith Mt. Teide. Its advantages as an observation post were well known by naturalists...[+]