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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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



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via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
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via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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Grave Lutto per l'INAF

Il presidende Nichi D’Amico ci ha lasciati
Con immensa tristezza vi informiamo della prematura e improvvisa scomparsa del presidente del nostro Istituto, il professor Nichi D’Amico.
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergency

Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
ATTENTION: The observatory is closed to public from March, 1 until new ordinance. For Milan: 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 for schools are cancelled. For news follow us. Click here to link the page of Lombardia Region with last measures.
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School-Work Alternation (PCTO)

OAB for school

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Download 2020-21 program for Merate
Download 2019-20 program for Milano
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Astro curiosity

Not about astronomy but I want to speak about exponential and delaies, physics, Middle Ages army and current events - Tomaso Belloni

Go to the web page to read the curiosity


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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.

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

October, 15 2020 - 9 p.m. - Conference with music: "Red in the night" - Monica Sperandio (speaker) - Abramo Raule (violin) - Giovanni Mazzei (piano) . Auditorium Giusi Spezzaferri in Merate (LC) - All info "Conferences with music" - Booking opening from 1/10/2020 - Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

September, 29 2020 FIRST lesson for the BASIC Astronomy course - For Covid19 emergency the course will be ONLINE - The ADVANCED corse will be from 2021 January - All info "Universo in fiore 2020".

Astrophotografy show until October, 18 2020: "At what point is the NIGHT?" - c/o Centro Civico G.Verdi - Segrate (MI) - The show is organized by PhysicalPub and conceived by Chiara Righi and Simone Iovenitti (a post-doc and a PhD students of INAF-OAB) with the support of several researchers of our staff. See the opening on YouTube:opening show. Show time: from September, 12 to October, 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, - Monday and Friday until 11.30 p.m. All info on facebook - online audioguide.

During Coronavirus 4 female students in stage (PCTO) - On Youtube you can see their interviews to our astronomers: Covid-19 and Ultraviolet light (5 episodes) - Working abroad - Moving researchers! (10 episodes)


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

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

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)