The infinite universe. What wouldn’t we give to know all its mysteries! That may not be possible yet, but at least there are places like the Canaries, which is one of the best spots on the earth from which you can look at the stars, thanks to their clear, clean skies.
These skies are protected by law so that you and future generations can enjoy the immense spectacle offered by hundreds of stars shining in the firmament, or the intense light of day that illuminates a multitude of colours.
Climb to the highest point. Go up to 2,400 metres above sea level and contemplate the marvellous spectacle of a landscape which, as the moments pass, seems to merge with the intense blue sky of the Canary Islands. Imagine the enthralling daily work of scientists from all over the world inside the facilities that make up the most important Astrophysics Observatory in the northern hemisphere, and be amazed by the huge telescopes used to explore space. Like you, these scientists feel privileged to be so lucky as to be in one of the best places on the planet to study the universe, with its stable atmosphere and maximum number of hours in which they can carry out their tasks each day, thanks to the extraordinary climate of the Canarian archipelago.
You are beneath the cleanest and clearest sky in Europe, a sky that is protected by a special law that guarantees the continuity of the important scientific work carried out in these islands by astronomers and astrophysicists, so that nothing can affect the perfect observation of outer space. And this law, that is so beneficial to research, also allows all of us – and the generations that are to follow – to enjoy this sky, in which the stars seem to come closer, putting heaven within reach of our hands. Don’t hesitate a moment.
In the Canary Islands you will feel in complete harmony with the Universe, and you will have the opportunity to study at close range the discoveries made by scientists about space, from this small corner of the Atlantic, where we can find one of the best and most advanced telescopes in the world.