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Astronomy Picture of the Day

First network to monitor meteoroid and atmosphere

Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI-CTA

    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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Seminars in Milan

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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



Logo OAB Brera
via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
Tel. - email
via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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Codice Fiscale: 97220210583
P.Iva: 06895721006

Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
icona freccia Web page for guided tours
icona freccia For Milano: MusAB
icona freccia For Merate: FAQ for visits
Switchboard: Tel. - email

Astronomical Museum of Brera

Attention next Sunday opening: March, 8 2020 - 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

Astro curiosity

Tomaso Belloni tells us about the X-ray quasi-periodic eruptions from the black hole hosted by GSN 069 galaxy

Go to the web page to read the curiosity


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

February, 19 2020 - 9th lesson for advanced course: "A journey to the center of Milky Way " - Speaker: Gabriele Ponti (INAF-OAB) - February, 25 2020 - 9th lesson for basic course: "Cosmic giants: galaxies clusters" - Speaker: Sabrina De Grandi (INAF-OAB) - All info: "Universo in fiore" 2019-20. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

Martina Tremenda in Space. Do you know universe? - Performance loosely based on the book "Avventure e scoperte nello spazio (AstroKids)" by Laura Daricello and Stefano Sandrelli - February, 9 -19 2020 - All info for February, 9: Martina Tremenda - February, 9 - For February, 19: 347 84 00 486 -

Ogni Giovedì 20 febbraio 2020 ore 20:45 - Desiderio, ricerca, bellezza: a cosa servono le stelle? - by Ilaria Arosio - per la rassegna "Conoscere per scegliere" promossa dal I.I.S. Europa Unita di Lissone e la Città di Lissone (MB) - presso Biblioteca Civica - Piazza IV Novembre Lissone


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)