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via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
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via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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OAB for school

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

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Jobs: 1 position (deadline: 15/09/15)

Astro curiosity

Tomaso Belloni tells us about a strange X-ray source in Cygnus constellation ...


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  • July, 30 2015
    First Detection of Lithium from an Exploding Star - ESO press release

The chemical element lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova. The story on ESO 1531

  • July, 30 2015
    Gorilla for X-ray telescopes - by MediaInaf

Smartphone technology good for astronomy. Tell us our astronomer Bianca Salmaso. Read on MediaInaf

  • July, 27 2015
    L’universo in fiore - 2015/16 astronomy courses

As soon as possible the 2015/16 agenda for our astronomy courses in Milano. Web page: L’universo in fiore

  • July, 07 2015
    Contemporary Brera

Since July 10, 2015 shows and events. Download press release in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • July, 07 2015
    August: daytime and evening visits in Merate

Attention: no daytime and evening visits in August. See you in September!

2015 Events

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

As soon as possible the 2015/16 agenda. For information: basic and higher astronomy courses.

  • Astrokids 2015: Travelling the universe
Seven meetings for children (4-12 y) to discover the universe

by Stefano Sandrelli. In collaboration with: Paola Battaglia, Filippo Bonaventura, Mariachiara Rossetti, Laura Querci, Bianca Salmaso, Alessandra Zaino. OAB with Univ. Studi di Milano. The meetings will be at la Feltrinelli - Piazza Piemonte, 2 a Milano. All info Astrokids 2015. Download the flayer in pdf format (137 Kb)    immagine icona documento pdf

  • I Cieli di Brera 2015 - Conferences series in Milano

The conferences series are organized by Observatory in collaboration with Institute of Science and Literature of Milano. All info: I Cieli di Brera.

  • The Observatory and EXPO 2015

All events for EXPO 2015. All info on Eventi EXPO 2015.

  • Italian astronomical olympic games

2015 Edition - Road test February, 16 2015. 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.

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)