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Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI

    Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana
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  • 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

Scientific meetings

Seminars in Milan

Last publications

  • New input for the assessment of the BEaTriX design
  • Salmaso, B., Spiga, D., Basso, S., Pelliciari, C., Giro, E., Pareschi, G., Tagliaferri, G. -
  • BEaTriX: vibrations campaign on the laboratory ground
  • Salmaso, B., Spiga, D., Basso, S., Giro, E., Pareschi, G., Tagliaferri, G. -
  • X-ray simulations of the ASPHEA MM#1 mirror module assembly tested at PANTER
  • Spiga, D., Valsecchi, G., Marioni, F., Pareschi, G., Tagliaferri, G. -
  • The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: opto-mechanical test results
  • Canestrari, Rodolfo, Giro, Enrico, Antolini, Elisa, Bonnoli, Giacomo, Cascone, Enrico, La Palombara, Nicola, Leto, Giuseppe, Pareschi, Giovanni, Scuderi, Salvo, Stringhetti, Luca, et al., -
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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



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Visits and information

Astronomical Museum of Brera

Competitions & thesis

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OAB for school

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Astro curiosity

Universe is very, very big ...
Read all story by Gabriele Ghisellini

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

Astronomical courses in Milano: February, 20 2018 - 5:00 p.m. basic course - "Cosmic giants: galaxy clusters" by Sabrina De Grandi - February, 28 2018 - 5:00 p.m. advanced course - "Italian Space Astrophysic " by Roberto Della Ceca - All info, audio and slides: "Universo in fiore"

ESO astronomer Suzanna Randall is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first German woman to travel into space ...
Read all story on eso1807

ESPRESSO instrument achieves first light with all four Unit Telescopes ... See our fb page for a short lunch-interview to our researchers who projected ESPRESSO!
Read all story on eso1806


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.

basic and higher astronomy courses - On-line dates, topics, speakers, conferences slide and audio

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)