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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
P.Iva: 06895721006

Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
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Astronomical Museum of Brera

Attention: apart from Touring Club Project the museum will be opened only on Wednesday and on friday from 10.30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Thesis in OAB

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School-Work Alternation

OAB for school

 School site
Download 2018-19 program for Merate
Download 2018-19 program for Milano
Merate for Schools: Tel. - email
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Astro curiosity

Scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole ... by Gabriele Ghisellini

(go to the web page)


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

Events in June, download the program in pdf format - Stay with us!    immagine icona documento pdf

Spotify playlist by Ilaria Arosio, Laura Barbalini and Gianluigi Filippelli of 73 songs dedicated to Moon. To listen click on the following link : MOON - Collective Story

June, from 24 to 28 2019 - 2nd Italian Astrostatistics School in Milano - Prof.: Stefano Andreon - Click here to link school website

July, 4 2019 - 9:00 p.m. in Merate Observatory - "Moon ...Where are you?" - Theater and science with Bianca Salmaso (physicist) and Marco Ballerini (actor) - ONLY by booking - 35 seats - 10 Euro - From 14 - Click here to link event page

July, 30 2019 - 9:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - José Valente (viola) and Manuel Maio (violin) in Merate - Click here to link suonimobili website - Download the flyer with events in Merate in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf


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.

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

In occasion of fiftieth anniversary of Moon landing

For you a precious collection every week from March, 15 2019

Research for everybody

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)