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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI-CTA

    Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana
    progetto bandiera

  • 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
  • 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

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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



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OAB for school

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Astro curiosity

Another confirmation for general relativity by Gabriele Ghisellini ...

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OAB archive and library will be reorganized during next months. For any information please contact Agnese Mandrino

Robbiate (LC) - October, 19 2018 - 8:45 p.m. - Title of conference: Cosmos among notes - Monologues, illustrations and interstellar travels - Speaker: Angelo Adamo (astronomer populariser) - Robbiate Municipal Hall - Organized by La Semina association - Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

October, 29 2018 - 9 p.m. - Public Auditorium of Merate - Conference of music and astronomy - Monica Sperandio (speaker) - Abramo Raule (violin) - Giovanni L. Mazzei (piano) - Andrea Bianco (infrared shooting) - Marta Fustella (lectures) - Ghost (The ghost) - Halloween, bewithes, ancient and new spirits of astronomy future. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

Three science fictions and three astronomical conferences - Firts event - November, 16 2018 - 8:30 p.m. - Conference: The discovery of other worlds - Speaker: Luciano Mantegazza - Film: Forbidden Planet by F.M. Wilcox. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

BERGAMO SCIENCE from 6 to 21 October 2018 - GENOVA SCIENCE FESTIVAL frorm 25 October to 4 November: INAF is there with different events! Go to links Bergamo Science - Genova Science Festival - Changes


10th 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. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

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)