Lecture: Die Sterne von Teneriffa und La Palma

In the summer of 1799, the famous explorer Alexander von Humboldt visited Tenerife. He explored the archipelago within a week and even then recognised the uniqueness of the flora and fauna as well as the beauty of the sky over Tenerife. Today, Tenerife and its neighbouring island of La Palma are home to two of the most important astronomical observatories in the world. At the Observatorio del Teide and the Roque de los Muchachos, scientists explore the universe day and night. On 24 January 2024 at 19:00, astronomer Peter Habison will present the observatories of Tenerife and La Palma at the Ars Electronic Center in Linz and report on the beauty of the landscape and the sky on the Canary Islands in numerous pictures.