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First network to monitor meteoroid and atmosphere

Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI-CTA

    Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana
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  • 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
  • Euclid
    Mapping the geometry of the dark Universe
  • icona progetto Hires@elt

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

    Gamma-ray astronomy at low energies with high sensitivity
    Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for E-ELT
  • Paolo
    Polarimeter Add-On for the LRS Optics
    A Spectro-Polarimeter for Dolores (LRS) at the INAF-TNG
  • 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
  • Vipers
    VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey
  • Weave
    The next-generation wide-field survey facility for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT)

Seminars in Milan

Latest publications

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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
P.Iva: 06895721006

RSN vote - 2019

CDS vote - 2019

Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
icona freccia Web page for guided tours
icona freccia For Milano: MusAB
icona freccia For Merate: FAQ for visits
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Astronomical Museum of Brera

Attention: next Sunday opening: November, 10 2019 - Project: "Open for You" bu Italian Touring Club.
Attention weekly (regular) guided tours: Every Wednesday (excluding holidays) starting at 14:00; max 7 people. No booking is required.


Thesis in OAB

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School-Work Alternation

OAB for school

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Astro curiosity

Fixed points in astronomy ... Tomaso Belloni talks about this problem

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

WEEKLY (REGULAR) GUIDED TOURS: Every Wednesday (excluding holidays) starting at 14:00; max 7 people. No booking is required. Meeting point at the entrance of the Astronomical Observatory. The tour includes a brief history of the Observatory and of astronomy from XVIII to XX century, as narrated by the instruments displayed in the gallery, and a visit to Schiaparelli’s telescope and dome. Price: 5 euros - Duration: an hour and a half - Click here for all info: MusAB - weekly guided tours

October, 22 2019 - time 4:30 p.m.– All Rock stars - Speaker: Ilaria Arosio (INAF-OAB) - Inside the show Walking on the Moon - Milano Bicocca University - Room U6-03, Free entry on booking - Click here for all information

"Open for you" is a Italian Touring Club project: every second Sunday of each month a visit for the historical Museum of Brera with the volunteers of Italian Touring Club - Next opening: November, 10 2019 - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Go to links MusAB - Open for you

October, 2019 23 - Second lesson for advanced course - "Guido Horn d’Arturo: the astronomer who projected future - Speakers: Agnese Mandrino and Fabrizio Bonoli - October, 2019 29 - Second lesson for basic course - "Solar system: origins and characteristics - Speaker: Mario Carpino - All info: "Universo in fiore". Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

Show "Walking on the Moon: 1969-2019, 50 years from the first step" - September, 23 - December, 19 2019 - Milano - Bicocca University - Click here for all information: Walking on the Moon


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.

July, 20 1969 mankind takes the first walk on the surface of the Moon ...

INAF-OAB celebrates the fiftieth anniversary with some events. Look at Moon - Collective story

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

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

Research for everybody

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)