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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

Seminars in Milan

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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



Logo OAB Brera
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
icona freccia Web page for guided visits
icona freccia FAQ for Milano visits
icona freccia FAQ for Merate visits
Switchboard: Tel. - email
icona mostra LAST NEWS: April 2018, 14/15 and 21/22 - "A Walk between Stars" - astronomical painting show in collaboration with Ist. Statale of Cernusco - 3A and 3F classroom of junior high school. All info: A Walk Between Stars - Open booking for the show and telescope tour.

Astronomical Museum of Brera

Competitions & thesis

School-Work Alternation

OAB for school

 School site
Download 2017-18 program for Milano
Milano for Schools: Tel. - email
Download 2017-18 program for Merate
Merate for Schools: Tel. - email

Astro curiosity

I saw Stephen Hawking for two times ...
Gabriele Ghisellini tells us about Hawking’s radiation ... ...

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

April, 20 2018 from 7.00 p.m. - Open night in Merate: laboratories and telescopes guided tour and sky observation. All info Open Night - Booking page

April 2018, 14/15 and 21/22 - "A Walk between Stars" - astronomical painting show in collaboration with Ist. Statale of Cernusco - 3A and 3F classroom of junior high school. - Event on booking - Our astronomer Sabrina De Grandi tells us about the project on : video mp4 format or in 3gp format - All info Passeggiando tra le Stelle - Open booking on: booking page - Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

Congratulation to Matteo Genoni for his PhD thesis has won Tacchini’ award as the best technological thesis in 2018. For his thesis Matteo worked in our gOlem group with Marco Landoni as supervisor and Marco Riva as tutor, The same award in 2016 to our astronomer Bianca Salmaso.

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved ... Read all story on eso1811


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)