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Last publications

  • The interplay of soft-hard substituents in photochromic diarylethenes
  • Castagna, R., Nardone, V., Pariani, G., Parisini, E., Bianco, A. -
  • Evaluation of the centroid displacement in the UV diffraction pattern of a Silicon Pore Optic Mirror Module
  • Spiga, Daniele -
  • Stray light contamination assessment for XIPE
  • Spiga, D., Tagliaferri, G., Soffitta, P., Costa, E., Muleri, F. -
  • Slumped Glass Optics: Cleanliness check with deflectometry On the Integration MAchine
  • Civitani, M., Breunig, E. -
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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



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via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
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via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
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prime date disponibili ottobre 2016
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Annullata la visita diurna del 3 giugno.
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Competitions & thesis

OAB for school

 School site
2015-16: asap the new program for Milano
Milano for Schools: Tel. - email
Download 2015-16 program for Merate
Merate for Schools: Tel. - email

Astro curiosity

Tomaso belloni tells us about lagrangian points ...


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  • April, 27 2016
    INot(te) d'oro - conference with live music in Merate

April 30, 2016 - 9 p.m. - Note about conquest of space - speaker: Monica Sperandio - INAF-OAB - Violinist: Abramo Raule - Auditorium Merate - municipal hall - free admission. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • April, 27 2016
    Transit of Mercury seen in Merate

May 9, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m.: in Merate we’ll see together Mercury transit. Free admission - All info Transit of Mercury 2016

  • April, 27 2016
    I Cieli di Brera - conferences in Milano

May, 18 2016 - 6 p.m. What is time? - Speaker: Gabriele Ghisellini - INAF/OAB. All information on I Cieli di Brera 2016

  • April, 27 2016
    Gravitational waves: impossible detection - Conference in Merate

May 27, 2016 - 9 p.m - Municipal auditorium : conference about the gravitational waves discovery - Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • April, 19 2016
    German-OAB cultural interchange!

April 18, 2016: 44 German students in Merate for a twinning visited our Observatory ... Read all article Merateonline

2016 Events

  • I Cieli di Brera 2016 - Conferences in Milano
8th edition for "I cieli di Brera" - public conferences

The conferences series are organized by Observatory in collaboration with Institute of Science and Literature of Milano. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • Astrokids 2016: Travelling the universe
Fifth meetings for children (5-12 y) to discover the universe

Next conference September 18, 2016 - coordinated by Stefano Sandrelli. The meetings will be at la Feltrinelli - Piazza Piemonte, 2/4 - Milano. All info Astrokids 2016. Download the flayer in pdf format (197 Kb)    immagine icona documento pdf

  • L’universo in fiore - 2015-16 - Astronomy courses

2015-16 Astronomical courses closed. On-line audio and presentations: basic and higher astronomy courses.

  • Italian astronomical olympic games

Italian astronomical olympics are organized and supported by Italian Astronomical Society and National Institute of Astrophysics, in cooperation with Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca. Go to official site - go to our web page.

  • Visiting our Observatory

Research for everybody

A web site telling the history of the Observatory through its instruments ... (go to the italian web site)

  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Gamma-ray bursts were first observed in the late 1960s by the U.S. Vela satellites, which were built to detect gamma radiation pulses emitted by nuclear weapons tested in space ... (go to the italian web site)