Conference Venue (October 2-6, 2023)

Conference Dates: 2-6 October 2023

Location: Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands

Country: Spain 


The Conference will take place at the Island of La Palma, one of the eight islands of the Canarian Archipelago.

The activities of the Conference will be held in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the main city (capital) of the Island.

Santa Cruz is located on the east side of the island and harbors its commercial port. It is a small but charming city that has been declared of Cultural Interest. 

Its main artery, "Calle Real" (Streets O'Daly and A.Pérez de Brito) along with the seafront (Avenida Marítima), the Virgen de la Luz, and San Sebastian streets, are fairly lively and show most of the valuable buildings and places that the city houses. 

The talks will take place at the Teatro Circo de Marte, a newly refurbished theater dating back to 1871. At the time the main activities were cockfighting or popular dances, but from 1914 to 1918 it was remodeled to host more theatrical activities. For more information on the building and the current status of the Teatro Circo de Marte see this  link  (in Spanish). The coffee breaks will be offered at the open-air square (Plaza de Santo Domingo) next to the Theatre.

View of the main auditorium of the Teatro Circo de Marte. Foto: Cabildo de La Palma


The island of La Palma offers exceptional natural conditions that make it a surprising island. The island landscape is an important indicator of the quality of life of the territory and represents one of its most emblematic attractions for visitors. If we add the native flora and fauna to this, together with the spectacular landscapes, clean skies and one of the best facilities of modern astrophysics in the mountains – the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory –, La Palma becomes one of the best places for night sky-related tourist activities.

La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island) is well-known for its extensive network of trails, so if we combine landscapes, skies, volcanoes and its people, we can draw the conclusion that it has the necessary resources to consolidate an attractive tourist activity known as ASTROTOURISM.​


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