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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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Codice Fiscale: 97220210583
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Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
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Sold out until December 2016. Next calendar in September for January-July 2017.
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OAB for school

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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 the failure of Hitomi satellite ...

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  • July, 27 2016
    White Dwarf Lashes Red Dwarf with Mystery Ray - ESO Science Release

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, along with other telescopes on the ground and in space, have discovered a new type of exotic binary star ... Read all the story on ESO 1627

  • July, 26 2016
    The Area Galactic Music - Booking only - Sold out!

August, 3 2016 - 9-9:45-10:30 p.m. A night visit in Merate with music - Jazz Guitarists: Enrico Merlin and Valerio Scrignoli. All information on The Area Galactis Music

  • July, 26 2016
    Astrokids 2016 - Milano

September, 18 2016 - 11:30 a.m. - conference: "Giove wait for us!" - c/o the bookshop Feltrinelli - address: Piazza Piemonte 2/4 - Milano. All info: Astrokids 2016. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • July, 26 2016
    I Cieli di Brera - conferences in Milano

September, 21 2016 - 6 p.m. Earth and esoplanets weather - Speaker: Gianluca Lentini - Poliedra - Politecnico di Milano. All information on I Cieli di Brera 2016

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)