Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP)

CAUP is a private non-profit scientific institution of the University of Porto, officially recognized as institution of public utility. It started its activities in 1990, and its stated objective is to support and promote Astronomy through frontline research, training at the post-graduate and undergraduate levels, activities for primary and high schools, science outreach and popularization of scientific culture. CAUP is unique in that it shares its space with a Planetarium (run by a dedicated outreach unit), and CAUP researchers are supposed to devote 5% of their time to help with those outreach activities.