Social events

As usual, during the scientific meetings of the SEA many social activities are organised for the participants. In the outreach talks, the general public is also allowed. Given that we expect a large amount of participants, some of the activities have a limited numer of participants. On June 17, just after the early-bird deadline, we will send an e-mail to all those pre-registered people with instructions on how to join all the activities.


Events also allowed to the general public

Public talk on the Sun, solar observation and other outreach activities.

Saturday 3, as the prelude of the meeting

invited speaker: Antonio Eff-Darwich Peña. Solar Physicist (Sun's seismology) and Director of the "Departamento de Didácticas Específicas" and Academic Director of the "Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación" in la Laguna University.

This activity is open also to the general public. 11-13h in the Plaza de la Concepción in La Laguna. The activity is co-organised with the La Laguna Council.


Public talk on the James Webb Space Telescope, nigh-time observation and other outreach activities.

Wednsesay 7 20:00h. IACTEC. 

Invited speaker: Almudena Alonso. Researcher at the "Centro de Astrobiología", and expert in the study of active galaxies. She is also a member of the Spanish Consortium of the MIRI instrument fo the James Webb Space Telescope. She is also involved in several scientific projects with granted time for this telescope.


Events for the meeting participants

Welcome cocktail

Sunday 4, 19:30. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA).

After so much time not having face to face meetings, on Sunday, prior to the beginning of the Scientific Meeting, we will share a good time and have some drinks and food in the exterior of the TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, en Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This museum is a centre for Contemporarean Art, and also harbours the Tenerife Photography Centre, the modern Central Libary, and a big bookstore and a local craftmanshio store. 

You can easily reach the TEA by line 1 tramway (the one connecting Santa Cruz and La Lahguna) since it is located at 5 minutes in a straight line from the stop "Teatro Guimerá". In a 1 minute walk, you will be at the oldest street in Santa Cruz, "calle La Noria", a place full of restaurants and terraces. Other points of interest arount the TEA are the Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África (an excellent place to eat fish), the "Iglesia de la Concepción", and the Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueología. This museum is open un Sundays until 17:00, and there you will find the largest collection of aborigen mummies. The regular price is 5 EUR but they have special prices for students, people older tahn 65, etc. 


Guided visit to IACTEC

Monday 5, 20:00. IACTEC.

Guided visits to IACTEC will be realised in groups of 10 people. The duration is about 20 min. This event has a limit number of 120 participants. The registration for this visit will open on June 17.


Guided visit to the historical centre of San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 20:30. San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

Each day, two groups will perform the visit simultaneously with guides experts on the city and its historical events. This activity is free and is limited to 120 people (30 per visit), first come-first served. The inscription to this activity will open on June 17.


Conference dinner

Thursday 8, 20:30. Auditorio de Tenerife.

Our traditional Conference dinner will be held at the Auditorio de Tenerife, a very magic place and a very nice opportunity to see each other again after so many yeras of social distance. The Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín is a unique building created by the architect Santiago Calatrava. Is is located at the Atlantic ocean coast at the southern entrance to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The dinner will be offered at the entrance hall, totally open to the sea for this event.


¡Corre SEA corre! and repopulation of native flora.

Friday 9. Parque de la Mesa Mota in La Laguna.

This is the third time that we organise the race of ¡Corre SEA corre!. However, this time we can relax a bit just walking and enjoying this beautiful area and its views to the city of La Laguna. Once we finish the race, we will repopulate the native flora to alleviate a bit the carbon footprint generated because of this meeting. This activity is co-organised with the City Hall of La Laguna. It will start at 17h at the Plaza Suprema Square. More detailed info can be found here



Visit the the Observatorio del Teide and the Parque de Las Cañadas del Teide.

Saturday 10. 9:00-18:00.

In collaboration with the IAC staff, we organise a guided visit to the Observatorio del Teide and the Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide. An astrophysicist can not leave Tenerife without visiting the telescopes at the Observatorio del Teide. We will have a guided tour at the Observatory and then we will have a small rest at the Residencia, looking at the spectacular views of the Teide. After that, we will visit the Parque Nacional de las Cañadas, by doing several stops at the most interesting places. There will be some free time to walk around this amazing area.

This activity is limited to 36 people, first-come, first-served. The price (13 EUR) includes the bus from La Laguna University (the exact starting point will be decided taking into account the hotels of the participants to this visit), the visit to the Observatorio del Teide, a small breackfast at the Residencia and the visit to the Parque Nacional. Exit time will be 9:00 and we will come back at around 18:00. The lunch is not included. The inscription to this event will be open on June 17.


¡SEA-mérgete!, a diving activity.

Sunday 4 and Saturday 10 9:00-18:00 (exact scheduling TBC). Radazul

Have you never dived and want to try? There is no better place than the coast of Radazul, in the southeast of Tenerife, very close to La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (journeys of approximately 20 minutes by car). It is a privileged area with ideal conditions for diving practically 365 days a year since it is naturally protected by the profile and orography of the island. Life in the waters of Radazul is abundant and diverse: old fish, pejeverdes, octopuses, sargos, cuttlefish, fulas, pot-bellied, ... can be observed at very shallow depths. Together with Deep Ocean Diver center, with 12 years of experience, we have organized a day of diving baptisms for people attending the SEA and accompanying persons. This inmersion in the fascinating aquatic world of Radazul is the best way to end a discussion about the Universe.

Diving baptisms consist of a short and shallow dive led by an expert diver who accompanies each person individually and is in charge of handling the equipment so that we only have to enjoy the experience. As the only requirement, it is necessary to pass an online health questionnaire. We recommend that all interested persons access this form prior to registration to ensure that they meet the conditions to carry out this activity.

* In the following 12 hours after the dive, you should not take a plane or go to very high places (Teide National Park). Please take this restriction into account before planning your trip. *

Radazul is also a popular bathing area. The south coast includes areas of access to the sea from rocks and sand, while in the north, a 5-minute walk away, is La Nea beach, with black sand. There are two children parks (a small sand park and a larger one made of stones, in the so-called Guadamojote Park), a grocery store and an area of terraces on the shore of a sports pier. About a 15-minute walk away (uphill), we find a small shopping center with a pizzeria, a home-cooked food place, a homemade pastry shop, a cafe/bakery, and the Deep Ocean Diver center (wet zone and dry zone). A wide offer to spend the day before and/or after enjoying the unique experience of SEA-immersion. This activity has a quota limited to 36 people, on a first come-first served basis. The price is 59 EUR and includes transportation by bus from the University of La Laguna (the exact pick-up point can be negotiated depending on the accommodation of the participants) and diving baptism (complete equipment included). The pick up time will be at 9:00 and the return is estimated around 18:00. Meals and drinks not included. Registration will open on June 17.

*** Certified divers who wish to do a regular dive, please contact adrianadelorenzocaceres* En las siguientes 12 horas tras la inmersión, no se debe tomar un avión ni desplazarse a sitios muy elevados (Parque Nacional del Teide). Por favor, tengan en cuenta esta restricción antes de planificar el viaje. *