In the Canary Islands you will feel in complete harmony with the earth, and even with the universe. Your holidays in the archipelago offer you the chance to make your dream come true, to study the night skies in detail and discover the brightest formations and stars in the universe. Astronomy and Astrophysics have, in the Canaries, the best observation point for the study of the origin and development of our universe.
The observatories in Teide and the Roque de los Muchachos, along with other facilities of the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics, make up the North European Observatory. Here you will find a clean, protected sky; these factors, combined with their geographical position, have made the Canaries the best place that Europe has in the northern hemisphere to set up its most advanced telescopes, as well as being the setting chosen by scientists of both fields for their research and as a setting for their conferences and seminars.
The Canary Islands is one of the best places in the world for the observation of the universe, with its stable atmosphere and a high number of hours in which scientists can carry out their jobs every 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 that is carried out in the islands by astronomers and astrophysicists, so that nothing gets in the way of the perfect observation of outer space. But this law that is so beneficial to research also means that we, and the generations that are to come, can enjoy skies where the stars seem to be closer, a heaven in reach of our outstretched hands.