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Seminars in Milan

Last publications

  • SDSSJ143244.91+301435.3 at VLBI: a compact radio galaxy in a narrow-line Seyfert 1
  • Caccianiga, A., Dallacasa, D., Anton, S., Ballo, L., Berton, M., et al., -
  • PSF defocusing simulation in the XIPE X-ray telescope Gas Pixel Detector
  • Spiga, D., Tagliaferri, G., Soffitta, P., Muleri, F. -
  • Stray light contamination assessment for XIPE
  • Spiga, D. , Tagliaferri, G. , Soffitta, P., Costa, E., Muleri, F. -
  • Evaluation of the centroid displacement in the UV diffraction pattern of a Silicon Pore Optic Mirror Module
  • Spiga, D. , Valsecchi, G., Marioni, F., Bianucci, G., Bavdaz, M., et al., -
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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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NOTICE: days closed December 27, 2016 - January 01, 2017.
For Milano no guided visits from December 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
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Competitions & thesis

OAB for school

 School site
Download 2016-17 program for Milano
Milano for Schools: Tel. - email
Download 2016-17 program for Merate
Merate for Schools: Tel. - email

Astro curiosity

Tomaso belloni tells us about stars age ...

(go to the web page)


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Days closed: from December 27, 2016 to January 01, 2017.
For Milano no guided visits from December 20, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
All info Guided visits

December 6, 2016 - Third lesson for basic course - The great mystery of planet Earth - Speaker: Gianluca Lentini - Poliedra - Polytechnic university of Milano . All info "Universo in fiore"

December, 14 2016 - 6 p.m. Italy on Mars: Exomars mission and Schiaparelli probe - Speaker: Maria Cristina De Sanctis INAF –(Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology. All information on I Cieli di Brera 2016

December 20, 2016 - Fourth lesson for basic course - New possible worlds: the extrasolar planets - Speaker: Mario Carpino. All info "Universo in fiore"

November 30, 2016 - Fifth lesson for advanced course - Research - Science double meaning: a theory demonstration - Speaker: Giancarlo Ghirlanda. All info "Universo in fiore"

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

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 - 2016-17 - Astronomy courses

2016-17 Astronomical courses. On-line dates, topics and speakers: basic and higher astronomy courses.

  • 2017 - 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)