IAC Friends


Patronage and Sponsorship Programme of the Consortium Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
IAC Friends

In support of excellent research and the scientific dissemination of our knowledge of the Universe.

The “Amigos del IAC” programme brings together those who support the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in its continuous effort to expand the frontier of knowledge about the universe, as well as to promote the excellent quality of the Canary Islands Observatories and to strengthen the scientific culture of our society.

The main objective of this scientific sponsorship programme is to promote and encourage the participation of citizens and private entities in science and technology, thus bringing the astrophysical research carried out in our centre closer to society.

“Amigos del IAC” provides a means of financing that is complementary to the resources available to the IAC through contributions from entities or individuals who wish to help position the IAC as a worldwide reference institution in the field of Astrophysics.



The objectives of “Amigos del IAC” are:

  • To support exploration and discovery in key areas of astrophysics, in synergy with technological developments in advanced instrumentation.
  • To strengthen the international projection of the Canarian Observatories in order to optimise the scientific and technical exploitation of the sky over the Islands.
  • To increase the quality and impact of the training of doctoral students and doctors, consolidating the IAC as a pole of attraction for young talent.