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First network to monitor meteoroid and atmosphere

Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI-Mini-Array

    Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana

  • Athena
    The Astrophysics of the Hot and Energetic Universe
  • CTA
    An observatory for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy
  • icona progetto Darklight

    Illuminating Dark Energy with the Next Generation of Cosmological Redshift Surveys

  • Espresso
    Searching for other Worlds
  • GrawITA
    GRAvitational WaveSearching
  • icona progetto Hires@elt

    ELT High Resolution Spectrograph
    Biosignatures in Exo-Earths - First Light Stars - Fundamental Physics

  • icona progetto Hot Milk

    Hot Milk - The Hot phase of the Milky Way
    Flows of hot plasma connecting the Milky Way center to the corona, halo and beyond

    Gamma-ray astronomy at low energies with high sensitivity
    Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for E-ELT
  • Rem
    A 60 cm diameter telescope located in the La Silla
  • SOXS @ NTT
    Son Of X-Shooter - Built by an international consortium
  • Spaceinn
    Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology
  • Swift
    A NASA medium explorer satellite for GRB science
  • Weave
    The next-generation wide-field survey facility for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT)

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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



Logo OAB Brera
via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
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via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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Codice Fiscale: 97220210583
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The new OAB Director

Good luck to Roberto Della Ceca the new OAB Director after two proxies of Gianpiero Tagliaferri.

Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
ATTENTION CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY: The observatory is closed to public. For Milan: the Astronomical Museum of Brera is closed - The astronomical lessons of Universo in Fiore are online - For Merate: all evening and daily visits and lessons for schools are cancelled. For news follow us. Click here to link the page of Lombardia Region with last measures.
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icona freccia For Milano: MusAB
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Astronomical Museum of Brera

Attention: closed but ...
Click here to see what we are doing in our museum!


Thesis in OAB

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OAB for school

Astro curiosity

What have in common Giulio Cesare and the Pope Gregorio XIII?
Read the curiosity by Tomaso Belloni
Go to the web page to read the curiosity


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Look over the following link to know all our events: Google Calendar

Our events in January - Click on the pdf icon to download the newsletter in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

The observatory is closed to public from March, 1 2020 (see the ordinance of Premier). For Milano: the Astronomical Museum of Brera is closed - the astronomical lessons of Universo in fiore are cancelled - for Merate: all evening and daily visits and lessons are cancelled. Follow us for news.

What will happen when two neutron stars – or e black hole and a neutron star – merge? The process has been reconstructuring in detail by an international team led by our astronomer Stefano Covino with the results published in three papers ... - Read on: Media Inaf

Galaxies being to "die&quo; when they stop forming stars ... Read all story translated by Anna Wolter on eso2101

Universo in fiore - Open registration for the advanced course of astronomy from January, 26 to March, 30 2021. All information to the following link ADVANCED course. On our Youtube channel some testimonies.

January 2021 - Adimitted students for the inter-regional competition for the XIX edition of Italian Olympics of Astronomy - Click on the following link for all information.


Italian astronomical olympics are organized and supported by the ministry of school (MIUR, office 1) in collaboration with the Italian Astronomical Society and the National Institute of Astrophysics. Go to official site

Go to 11th edition for "I cieli di Brera" - public conferences - Milano

The conferences series are organized by Brera Observatory in collaboration with Brera Pinacoteca and Institute of Science and Literature of Milano.

Personal expositions - Brera Astronomical Observatory - Merate - Go to page

Research for everybody

July, 20 1969 mankind takes the first walk on the surface of the Moon ...
INAF-OAB celebrates the fiftieth anniversary with some events.
(go to the italian web page)

  • Riccardo Giacconi (1931/6/10 - /2018/9/12). Memories.
  • Riccardo Giacconi. Memories. On EDU INAF

    by Laura Barbalini, Anna Wolter and Luigi Stella
    (go to the italian web site)

  • The history of the Observatory through its instruments
  • 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)