The Instituto de Astronomía Téorica y Experimental (IATE) es un instituto de investigación científica dependiente del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC). The headquarters of the institute are located at the Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba. The staff of the institute carry out research in astrophysics, both from an observational and theoretical point of view. Objects are studied on scales ranging from that of the objects in our solar system to the largest structures in the Universe.
At the IATE, there are Ph.Ds in the researcher career of CONICET, Ph.D and postdoctoral fellows, members of the support staff career of CONICET, contract staff, and Ph.D working at the institute.
IATE also stands out for the characterization of sites for the installation of great astronomical facilities in Argentine territory and of various activities that extend our research to society as a whole.