The Instituto de Astronomía Téorico y Experimental (IATE) is a scientific institute funded by 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.
IATE is formed by researchers, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students and support staff members.
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.