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  • Miniature Lightweight X-ray Optics (MiXO) and CubeSat X-ray Telescope (CubeX) for Solar System Exploration
  • Hong, J., Romaine, S., Ramsey, B., Nittler, L., Gendreau, K., Spiga, D., Elvis, M., Grindlay, J. -
  • X-ray telescopes based on Wolter I optics
  • Pareschi, G., Spiga, D. -
  • X-ray beam-shaping via deformable mirrors: surface profile and point spread function computation for Gaussian beams using physical optics
  • Spiga, Daniele -
  •   Characterization of slumped glasses for the IXO backup optics project, phase 2
  • Spiga, D., Proserpio, L., Pagano, G., Salmaso, B. -
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OAB for school

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Astro curiosity

Tomaso belloni tells us about "Transformer&quo; pulsars ...

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

For the first time an article signed only by women. They discovered the secrets of Black Holes born after Big Bang. Among the six researchers Tullia Sbarrato who studied in our Observatory for degree and PhD. Read the article on Repubblica Le sei ragazze italiane delle stelle: "Così abbiamo conquistato la Nasa"

July, 03 2017: booking open for Open Night in Merate.
July 07, 2017 from 7.00 p.m.
- Open night in Merate: laboratories and telescopes guided tour and sky observation. All info Open Night

During the nights of 25 and 26 May, the camera of the ASTRI telescope prototype recorded its first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at the astronomical site of Serra La Nave (Mount Etna) in Sicily managed by INAF-Catania. Read all the story on MediaInaf (in italian) Astri cattura i suoi primi lampi gamma dal cielo - Read CTA press release CTA Prototype Telescope, ASTRI, Achieves First Light

Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in one enormous new three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST) ... Read all the story on ESO 1719

2016 Events

  • I Cieli di Brera 2017 - Conferences in Milano
9th 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

  • Astrokids 2017: Travelling the universe - conferences for children
Sixth conferences for children (5-12 y) to discover the universe

Coordinated by Martina Tremenda. The conferences will be at la Feltrinelli - Piazza Piemonte, 2/4 - Milano. All info Astrokids 2017. Download the flayer in pdf format (212 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)